Flared Nostrils

Understanding nose related symptoms and features

Symptoms may affect multiple parts of the body. Understanding which part of the body a symptom affects, can help us to better understand the potential underlying causes of a symptom, including a rare disease or genetic syndrome.

The nose is a part of the respiratory system of the body, a system that includes the lungs and airways to. The respiratory system is what makes it possible for the body to inhale and exhale air to breathe.

The nose is also a sensory organ. It is responsible for the body’s sense of smell.

Sometimes symptoms affecting the nose can be seen with the eye. Although diagnosing a nose related symptom may involve different tests and assessments, both subjective and objective.

Symptoms relating to the nose may affect its structure, shape and/ or function. Some features will affect just the appearance of the nose while others may affect its ability to smell, and its ability to function properly as a part of the respiratory system.

What are Flared nostrils?

A nostril that appears large, even when at rest. Flared nostrils may occur when a person breathes in and out. But the definition of flared nostrils is when the nostrils are still large even when air is not being forced in and out of them.

What should I do next?

In some instances flared nostrils may be one of the features of a rare disease or genetic syndrome. In this case fast, targeted genetic analysis can give you a more accurate diagnosis.

FDNA™ Health can help you with the diagnostic journey.

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