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Why Is Only Half of My Nose Working?

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Ever notice how one side of your nose always seems to be more stuffed than the other? What’s up with that? Quick Questions knows! Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Christopher Prevoe, Justin Ove, John Szymakowski, Peso255, Ruben Galvao, Fatima Iqbal, Justin Lentz, and David Campos. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow Or help support us by becoming our patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow Sources:http://mentalfloss.com/article/30363/why-does-your-nose-get-stuffy-one-nostril-time http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2000/11/01/198395.htm?site=science/greatmomentsinscience http://news.stanford.edu/news/1999/november10/smell-1110.html http://www.emptynosesyndrome.org/turbinate-tutorial/role-of-turbinates-humidification/ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23576311
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Raz Rojas B (1 day ago)
My nasal cycle is called "no breathing at night allowed"
LuiZz (2 days ago)
I have nasal cycle
Lindsay Wheatcroft (2 days ago)
Rightie’s open right now!
Andres Cabrera (2 days ago)
It on my left
Rhys Logan (3 days ago)
Both are open right now
Game Rider (3 days ago)
left while watching this
BTS' 8th member (3 days ago)
I always notice them switching
Mudkip909 (5 days ago)
0:57 moistttt
Juan (6 days ago)
I love that man 😂
The Jiggler (7 days ago)
Who learned about this from game grumps
Gedion Kinaadman (7 days ago)
Once i search at youtube why i can only smell on my left nose.Once this video plays my right nose is now open.Now i have to search why i cant breath on my right nose.
Dean Slegos (7 days ago)
I have no nose. When I was young it was stolen and replaced several times.
king Josy (8 days ago)
Cocaine anybody? ...no,okay.
tangbein (10 days ago)
I liked this with my nose.
hail satan (10 days ago)
Neither of my nostrils work well they both have limited airflow all the time like I'm breathing out of a coffee straw.
Sam Sananikone (10 days ago)
My working nostril is my left one.
Tone Chiefin (10 days ago)
My right nostral is on break right now.
Drew TV (10 days ago)
When i get startled both of my nostrils open up.
KingKillwatts (11 days ago)
I have a deviated septum so my right nostril is almost entirely closed off. Luckily I have surgery as an option so maybe I’ll be able to taste and talk normally one day.
skinnypenis12 3 (12 days ago)
My nose is in the process of switching right now
KA- BOOM!!! (12 days ago)
Both of my nostrils are blocked. help.
the Fame lol show (12 days ago)
my nose is really stuffy on both sides
Tyler Walls (13 days ago)
Left rn
siddharth bhanu (14 days ago)
Thank God I'm normal
Laura Palmén (14 days ago)
Left one
GEO CHROMO (14 days ago)
From the Past, I noticed that my other nostril didn't work. So I started panicked for a couple of years... Now I Know...
Poka Dott (14 days ago)
One of my nostrils have been clogged since birth
Green Sparkle (15 days ago)
My right one is working now
Raichu Lean (17 days ago)
I don't want my nose anymore
masterofpureawesome (18 days ago)
This used to really annoying me and I would always curse my nose for having one nostril clogged.... I guess I'll deal with it
Paul Peterson (18 days ago)
R.
Janis Wespers (18 days ago)
Left
LinkCanBackflip (18 days ago)
I guess you learn something everyday...
Henry H (18 days ago)
dope
Joseph Morigeau (19 days ago)
One of the last in 2018
HaVok Swift (19 days ago)
My right nostril is blocked rn
Citrusy - YT (19 days ago)
But what if both are not working and you gotta breath with your mouth God dammit I hate allergies
Kyle Navarro (20 days ago)
Mine is in the right
C Y D E E (20 days ago)
Is i normal I sleep on the left side that side of my nose gets clogged, then applies to the right one
Felisha Atkins (20 days ago)
My right nose is always clogged
Izuki 101 (20 days ago)
As of now, 4/5/18/9:18 am, it's my Right nostril that's blocked, it's so irritating, what's worse is that I ALWAYS got the cold, my allergies are always kicking up so this is basically an everyday things for me.
NightEgde (20 days ago)
I’m slowly dying
Amerikan Penis (18 days ago)
i want to kill myself because of this I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!
swamidude (21 days ago)
So here I was thinking something was wrong with my nose and apparently its normal...
Captain Clarky (21 days ago)
It's my left one right now
Michael Vey (21 days ago)
Dude you are so cringy
Lol Cinders (21 days ago)
Welp I need to go to sleep but half of my nose is stuffed and I can't sleep.
Maja Kwiecien (22 days ago)
sorry but i put red wool in my right nose idk but i can realy breathe throught that one
Water Meh Lawn (22 days ago)
My nose does this throughout the whole spring
Daniel Alonso (22 days ago)
Lol my left nostril is more open right now like the host. Lol
Wickedalpaca23 (23 days ago)
You breathe?
ThatGuy87 (25 days ago)
I softly hit my nose with hammer and it went away
Jonathan B. (25 days ago)
My right nostril
J. M. Pérez (26 days ago)
When you lay your head in your left it changes to your left and vice-versa. Try it next winter! You're welcome😁
halowaffles (26 days ago)
Why do I always get a stuffy nose after staying at a friend's place
ghostlygamer9123 (26 days ago)
Is is possible to get rid of this?
NortheastGamer (27 days ago)
My right nostril was dominant through watching this video.
Matthew Theobald (27 days ago)
Place your hands on your cheek bones and push out away from your nose so it stretches your nostrils open to get a nice flow of air. It can help relax you. Give it a shot.
poiuypoo (28 days ago)
Happens to me everyday
Alien ._. (29 days ago)
My right nostril’s open right now but it changes often and my nostrils are never open at the same time. I asked my parents and friends if this happened to them and they all said no
Kerk Tai Yong (29 days ago)
I nearly died because I woke up with both blocked and I forgot how to breathe thru my mouth
Cmi Ace (29 days ago)
I'm experiencing it,really annoying...btw I can't smell a thing
Jamie Wong (1 month ago)
This happens to me all the time. My right nostril is always blocked and only a bit of air can get in. Can someone explain this to me. It's something I've had since I can remember.
KingKillwatts (11 days ago)
Go to your local ear nose and throat specialist. I had almost the exact same issue, and the doc told me I had a deviated septum.
Jhonmark Yanes (25 days ago)
Dude we had the same problem
SummerMusic _Wolf (1 month ago)
My right is closed due to the cold I got. 🤧
Work Abdul (1 month ago)
I've been wanting to know this for years. Lol
agun17 (1 month ago)
Left nostril always 80% blocked. I think I might have a crayon or something up there.
The Creeper King (1 month ago)
I don’t have a neti pot and it’s about 12 AM/Midnight... Edit: My left nostril is killing me
Frey Davis (1 month ago)
Left
David Olasemo (1 month ago)
Right now, I'm having blockage in both
Treven Flynn (1 month ago)
This has happened to me a few times lol
God (1 month ago)
if you have chronic congestion look up two holes syndrome.
pom rom (1 month ago)
It's the left one
Riordan McKay (1 month ago)
I thought i needed a nasal packing hehe my left nose has been clogged since 2016
Nsase Mutombo (1 month ago)
Right now it is no my right sid
Gr1m Re4per (1 month ago)
My right one
Tolyngee (1 month ago)
the real Q is... why are only half of negroes in America employed and working?
Veron!caa (1 month ago)
And I thought that there was something wrong with my nose and I would need to go to the doctors because of it but hey! Thankyou so much for this video! 😂😅💗
Silveira (1 month ago)
Right now my left nostril is open.
KJ Johnson (1 month ago)
My right one is open right now
120 Edits (1 month ago)
why my all nose isnt working?.-.
Hayden Brooks (1 month ago)
Left is dominant for me
Alexis McIntosh (1 month ago)
going thru this right now
2upacalypsenow (1 month ago)
god i love cocaine
JPAgz (1 month ago)
Right now I can only breathe through my left nostril
Llama Prince (1 month ago)
mines right lol
THE G. (1 month ago)
I have this freaking cycle, so annoying especially before going to bed, and one side get totally blocked, feels like there is a plug in a nose, so hars to breath.. tired all the time
Khizra Tariq (1 month ago)
Right
Robert Yoshida (1 month ago)
RIGHT
Ben BadA (1 month ago)
How can you prevent this??
Daniela Ryan (1 month ago)
Left nostril
Minax (1 month ago)
nonono i just do not like this
Steven Utter (1 month ago)
So only being able to use one nostril makes me smell better? So does that mean I only need to wear deodorant on the side that's not working?
LPS Dream (1 month ago)
Uhm I have to go get surgery because my left nasal hole won’t let me breath properly it’s the bone and I’m rlly scared 😦
Neonpixel (1 month ago)
Strange, this video got recommended to me when this started happening to me
Watch Out Pianists (2 months ago)
For me, my right nostril is blocked while my left is open.
Yuval (2 months ago)
Left....I hate it
TheAwesome StevoYT (2 months ago)
My nose is stuffed 24/7 At least i can trust you mouth.
siix (2 months ago)
i want both to work
whiterun city guard (2 months ago)
My middle nostril is blocked
Melvin Tramblee (2 months ago)
My right nasal passage is clogged and the left isn’t and let me tell you how badly I can not wait for this cold to end
Favor Adighibe (2 months ago)
Solution: Face Transplant or a nostril spray ;-; I can only afford one of those options ;-;;;;

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