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Why Do You Get Stuffy In Just One Nostril?

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Have you ever noticed that when you're sick, your nose is rarely stuffy in both nostrils? One nostril seems to stay clear most of the time. There's a reason for this, and it sheds light on the way the nose works normally. Hear all about it in the video below.

Why Does Your Nose Get Stuffy One Nostril At A Time?

Learn about the "nasal cycle."

Written by Curiosity Staff October 13, 2016

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