Nasal flaring

Flaring of the alae nasi (nostrils); Nostrils - flaring

Nasal flaring occurs when the nostrils widen while breathing. It is often a sign of trouble breathing.

Nasal flaring

Nasal flaring may be an indication of breathing difficulty, or even respiratory distress in infants. Check for airway obstructions, and call a health care provider.

Sense of smell

The sense of smell is primarily a function of nervous tissues in the nasal cavity.



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