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Parts of the Nose and its Common Ailment

Posted on: September 13, 2008

 

parts of the nose

parts of the nose

 

 

 

NOSE                                                     

  • Divided into two narrow passages by a thin wall of soft bone.
  • Filter the air that goes into the lungs

NOSTRILS

  • two openings of the nose where air enters. It lets air in and out of our lungs.

NASAL CAVITY

  • allows the passage of air in and out of the nostrils.

MUCUS                                                               

  • the membrane secretes a sticky fluid (fly paper)

MUCUS MEMBRANE                     

  • sufficiently supplied with blood vessels close to the surface which warms the air.

CILIA                                                     

  • hair-like tissues (broom)
  • Filter or sift dust and other particles in the air

OLFACTORY NERVE                        

  • send message to the brain

 

COMMON AILMENT OF THE NOSE

SINUSITIS                                          

an inflammation of the nasal mucosa (mucus membrane) lining of the nose and the sinus

NOSE BLEEDING

when weather is very hot that can be a result of broken blood vessels in the nostrils.

COMMON COLDS

cause sneezing and sore throat.

cannot smell very well because your nose is bloked by mucus and it makes difficult to breathe.

RHINITIS

an inflammation of the nasal cavity and mucus membrane.  An allergy caused by pollen  form from certain plants. 

 

FIRST AID FOR NOSE BLEEDING

Let the person rest in a sitting position or in a reclining position.

Apply a cold compress to the person’s nose and face.

If bleeding does not stop, insert a small, clean pad of gauze into one or both nostrils

Apply pressure with your finger or consult a doctor immediately.

 

CARE FOR THE NOSE

Use Clean handkerchief or a tissue paper

Blow your nose gently

Never put your finger or any pointed object inside your nose

Avoid smelling toxic or unknown chemicals.

 

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