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You breathe through your nose.
It's better to breathe through your nose than your mouth because your nose warms, filters, and adds moisture to the air you breathe in. When you breathe out, breathing through your nose saves warmth and moisture.
Your nose also gives you your sense of smell and is part of what allows you to taste things.
Your sinuses are hollow spaces in your cheeks and around your eyes.
Problems with your nose may include:
Health problems that may cause nose problems include:
To prevent injury to your nose:
To help with problems or symptoms:
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Current as of: July 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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