Too much cold air entering the nostrils

Posted by learningstudent @learningstudent, Apr 16 10:32am

Well…Recently I have developed a weird symptom. I think I have had it for a month. My nose has no mucus, booger and when I inhale, I feel like there is too much air entering my nostrils so I have to use something to block part of it. Otherwise I feel so uncomfortable and suffocated. My right nostril is getting worse, there is no congestion or anything and sometimes my face or nose seems to lose sensation. When the turbinates work normally, they will shrink and swell up and provide warm air but this does not happen to my nose. All the air I breathe in is cold and is not warm at all. I am just wondering what causes it because for people who have atrophic sinusitis, they will have nose blockage. But I do not, I feel my nose is so empty and too much air entering them when inhaling even my nose is not dried. I hope somebody could help.

I have checked my nose, I do not see any turbinates, only hair and the holes of my nose. I have never done any turbinate reduction or nasal surgery.

@nrd1

@learningstudent -try a naturopathic doctor. They know a lot about what can help mucous membranes. ENTs will only want to cut things out. Other than that, they don’t want you to waste their time. Many external factors can cause the dryness in nose, so there is nothing a doctor, especially a surgeon or a pill can do for you when it comes to external irritants. You could also try allergy testing.

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Hello, I have suffered from many of the symptoms you've noted during the last few years. As I age the symptoms have become worse. I have gone thru the x-rays, scans, and met with an ENT at Mayo. I have a bloody nose daily in the winter, and this year I've had it all month (June) to my surprise. It usually goes away by this time of the year. Now my symptoms have changed a bit. Not only is the air cold in my nose, my front upper teeth feel like I have an ice bag on them. So strange. I suffer from a level 4 out of 5 severity when it comes to a deviated septum. I have tried the lotions, creams, pills, and sprays, nothing seems to works well. The ENT said she could do the lengthy surgery to try and help me but only gave me a 57% chance that it would help. I have not had the surgery. A mask and petroleum jelly applied to my nostrils at night allow me to sleep for now.

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@nrd1

@learningstudent -try a naturopathic doctor. They know a lot about what can help mucous membranes. ENTs will only want to cut things out. Other than that, they don’t want you to waste their time. Many external factors can cause the dryness in nose, so there is nothing a doctor, especially a surgeon or a pill can do for you when it comes to external irritants. You could also try allergy testing.

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How do I find this kind of doctor?

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@learningstudent

How do I find this kind of doctor?

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@learningstudent -search your local area for natural path doctors and call to see if they specialize in nasal/sinus issues. Also look to Ayurvedic as they have special practices as well.
-Also, you will be told this is psychosomatic. Don’t let that term scare you. It just means mind/body. Typically what happens in this situation is for whatever reason, life stressors, lack of sleep, diet or lack of social outlet/community, your mind/body has drawn more awareness to a weak link in your body.
So this is something you’ve probably had that was minor, which gets worse with environmental changes (hot/cold) etc…your mind has drawn more attention to it and will keep doing so until you can shift or calm your nerves in a sense. It doesn’t mean it’s not real. Your mind has just increased the sensitivity by drawing more attention to it. You have the power to control this. Through increasing nasal moisture, through vitamins/minerals. Drinking enough fluids, lowering stress levels. Going at it the natural way. There is nothing an ENT can do for sensory related issues. The only thing they will do is prescribe medications, which do not relieve dryness. And or tell you, you have some abnormalities causing this and will want to cut out vital parts of your nose.
Educate yourself on the nasal cavity and how sensitive it is to stress, diet and environmental factors. It’s pretty fascinating how many nerves play a role. And you can put the control back in yourself to feel normal again. Go the natural route.

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@bwilliams61

Hello, I have suffered from many of the symptoms you've noted during the last few years. As I age the symptoms have become worse. I have gone thru the x-rays, scans, and met with an ENT at Mayo. I have a bloody nose daily in the winter, and this year I've had it all month (June) to my surprise. It usually goes away by this time of the year. Now my symptoms have changed a bit. Not only is the air cold in my nose, my front upper teeth feel like I have an ice bag on them. So strange. I suffer from a level 4 out of 5 severity when it comes to a deviated septum. I have tried the lotions, creams, pills, and sprays, nothing seems to works well. The ENT said she could do the lengthy surgery to try and help me but only gave me a 57% chance that it would help. I have not had the surgery. A mask and petroleum jelly applied to my nostrils at night allow me to sleep for now.

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@bwilliams61 -as we get older our mucous membranes naturally dry out a little bit. So please remind yourself that, to keep yourself calm and know that there are things you can do. When it comes to dryness, studies have shown that structures in our nose aren’t necessarily the cause, such as the shape like a deviated septum. So don’t put too much on that. ENTs/surgery can not help with moisture. But you yourself can. You have the control and power to help with this. Keep a humidifier in your room, especially the winter months. Work with a functional/natural path doctor as they can address any vitamin/nutrients you can improve upon. The same mucous membrane that lines the nose, is the same that lines the gut. It’s all connected. Studies have shown that a lack of Vitamin C can cause more nosebleeds and cracking. Things like this you can help with. Increase all fresh/whole foods in your diet especially those essential for skin, such as Omega 3’s. Stay very hydrated. The first way to overcome this is to educate yourself on the way nerves/stress play a role in the nasal cavity. Practice stress reliving techniques and good self care. It’s ALL connected. No Western Medical doc will tell you that. You have to control over your mind & body. I hope this helps you a little bit.

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