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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.
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:
Current as of: March 1, 2023
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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