Fun ENT fact of the day - 2

Ever wonder why your throat feels dry when you've been breathing a long time through your mouth?  The inhaled air didn't get humidified in the nose.

Your nose humidifies the air you breathe...

The nose processes the air we breathe to prepare it for our lungs and throat, which do not tolerate dry air well.  As the inhaled air passes through the nose, it is moisturized and humidified, thanks to a complex multiple layer structure called turbinates.

 

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