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Too much cold air entering the nostrils

Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Jul 25 10:43pm | Replies (124)

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I think I know what happens. I think my lowest turbinates dysfunction. Is there a way to fix it?

According to the article snippet. "Inferior nasal turbinates are located inside your nose on either side of your nasal septum. They are bone covered with erectile soft tissue that helps create turbulence inside the nose to warm, purify and humidify the air that we breathe. The soft tissue covering expands and contracts which can give you the sensation of congestion and clear breathing, respectively."

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@learningstudent good for you for persisting in trying to find answers. This sounds like something you should take to a medical professional for further discussion and/or investigation. You mentioned in an earlier post about restricted access to health care because of COVID-19. Many facilities are opening up again. Necessary medical care should not be deferred. Mayo Clinic, for example, is taking appointments again. Where possible teleconsults are being used and face-to-face appointments where an in-person consult is required. Here's more info: https://www.mayoclinic.org/covid-19

Hi @learningstudent and everybody else suffering from similar symptoms.

My son has had problems with his breathing since last autumn 2020. He has a deviated septum and he was looking for help from an ENT. He got prescribet nasal corticosteroids (Mometasone) and after using the nasal spray for two months he claims that he has lost the sensation of air flowing in his nose. He can't also feel the temprature differences, e.g. if the air is cold. The condition is a little bit different from yours, but my guess would also be that it has something to do with the dysfunction of the turbinates.

Could there be one factor that would explain these strange symptoms? Have you used any nasal sprays before your problem started?

Have you or anybody found any alleviating solutions or answers?

I would very much appreciate your answer and hope your condition has got better.

@learningstudent I was wondering if you have found a solution to your problem, since I have the same problem as you.

In 2020 I got sick with my respiratory tract, supposedly it wasn't covid, it was a type of bronchitis, I had a different symptom because my paranasal sinuses were inflamed for a couple of months and since then I have had problems of that type.

I consulted the otolaryngologist, thanks to my clinical history and a tomography, he concluded that what I have is hypertrophy of the turbinates, allergic rhinitis and vasomotor rhinitis.

The weird thing is that I'm never sneezing or runny nose like someone with allergies would, but the strangest symptom that I have and that is why I am looking for an answer in this group is when I inhale, I feel like there is too much air entering my nostrils, I have never done any turbinate reduction or nasal surgery, just like you.

I hope you can read my message.