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Why does cold air hurts my nostrils or sinuses?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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