Functions Of The Nose

The Nose is the major part of the respiratory system. It allows the passage of the air inside the body and conditions the inspired air by filtering, moistening, and warming it. It gives a sense of smell and helps shape an individual's facial appearance. In addition, it protects the respiratory tract by filtering out foreign debris through the mucociliary system

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Is the ability to sneeze, related to the brainstem?

Query: Hi doctor, Thank you for reading my question. Since last week, I have been entirely unable to sneeze. While I have gotten the urge to sneeze many times, I cannot complete the act. In other words, I experience the 'ah' but not the 'choo.' I am very concerned, as I have never had this before. I have r...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concerns. The absence of 'choo' prt of sneeze indicates that there is not enugh stimulation of mucosa in your nose. It could be anything like the receptors in your nose are obstructed by some kind of secretion. It is also possible t...  Read Full »

How to treat a person born without a sense of smell?

Query: Hello doctor,I was born without a sense of smell. Are there any procedures to fix it or gain my sense of smell?  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The sense of smell is carried by the nerve fibers originating in the roof of the nose. A loss of sense of smell is known as anosmia. This can occur secondary to childhood viral infections, childhood head trauma, etc. Most of the times, a long-standing anosmia is perma...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the benefits of breathing through the nose and mouth.

Query: Hi doctor, Please explain the benefits of breathing through the mouth and breathing through the nose. Is one better for the body than the other? Does it depend on activity that is, exercise?  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nose is considered as the primary organ for breathing. It warms, cleans and humidifies the inspired air and cools and removes water from the expired. It also adds quality to the speech production. During exercise, the function of the nose is bypassed. It is important for ...  Read Full »

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