How can I cure this breathing problem? My left nostril is smaller than the right. My left nostril block most of the time (Photo)

I have this problem for few years now. It would happen most during cold season. I find it really irritating when I sleep. This past three days I haven't slept well because of this breathing problem I have. So please Doctor may you please help me and give me some advice. Like the foods I should eat or drink. The medicine that I should take. Sorry for bad English. Thanks

Doctor Answers 2

Nose surgery - breathing problems

What you really need is a examination of the inside of your nose by an experienced plastic surgeon or ENT.  The nostril size is unlikely to be contributing to the inability to breath through the left nostril.  You may have a deviated nasal septum or enlarged turbinates that are contributing to the feeling.  Best Wishes!!

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. A deviated septum occurs when the partition that divides the nose into two nostrils is crooked and obstructs nasal breathing. The good news is that your nostrils can be treated with surgery. I suggest that you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon about a Rhinoplasty procedure.
Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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