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Too much cold air entering the nostrilsEar, Nose & Throat (ENT) | Last Active: Dec 7, 2022 | Replies (117)
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@judieg-airflow dynamics can change with septoplasty alone. There doesn’t necessarily have to be damage, per se, to a turbinate which is what you may read commonly in the literature.
Septoplasties open up space, that was never open before, therefore can cause this sensation. There is also mucosa that lines the septum. If this is disrupted from a change to the septum shape, this can cause a disruption in sensation as well.
Recent literature/studies have also shown that migraine headaches are felt in the nose. This leads many people to an ENT, before a Neurologist.
The Trigeminal nerves responsible for migraine, also innervate the nose.
When you see your ENT next, ask him about this. Question him about tmj/migraine and how often those are misdiagnosed by an ENT as an anatomical issue. Referred pain, is very common, leading people to an ENT. Most/good ENTs know, they are not supposed to operate off of pain alone.