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Why Does My Nose Feel Cold
Anatomy: Regardless of the reason (cold, allergies, etc), the reason your nose gets stuffy is that there is inflammation in the lining of the your nose, which then gets thicker than when there is no inflammation. The main component is from a structure called the inferior turbinates - these get enlarged, engorged with blood and thickened when there is inflammation ---> stuffy :). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Whenever I breath in through nose my sinuses get this REALLY cold feeling! Just like when u chew mint gum. Why does my nose bother me like this now?
Nasal irritation: Possible allergies, sinus ingection or nasal issues- get examined. ...Read more
Dryness: The mucus membranes in the nose and sinuses like to be moist, but dry, cold air dries them out as they warm up the air as you inhale it. Wearing a scarf or a cold air breathing mask helps to pre-warm and pre-humidify the air before it hits your nose and sinuses. ...Read more
Why does my throat get sore when I drink cold water? I can drink anything else cold but if I drink water cold, my throat hurts and gets sore.
Pharyngeal spasm: See your local physician or ENT specialist. ...Read more
Blowing: Your nose increases intranasal pressure that is transmitted through tubes, causing your tympanic membrane to pop. ...Read more
Vasodilation: This is a very interesting question. I'm not sure I have a complete answer. when your skin gets cold,initially it will increase the blood flow to that area. example, red cheeks. with the tissue being stretched out, the increased blood flow the tissue will appear more swollen than a regular ear. again, I'm not sure if this is completely accurate but it makes the most physiological sense. ...Read more
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