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Old 10-15-2011, 08:39 AM   #1
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Painfully cold nose.

Please can anybody throw some light on my problem? I have been suffering from a freezing cold nose since June. It happens every day about 8 - 10 times a day and each episode lasts up to an hour. My nose then gradually warms up and when it does it feels burnt. After about 15 mins or so it goes cold again! This is not just a chilly nose, I feel as if my nose is in a deep freeze. It is painful and debilitating. I spend my days walking around with my hands cupping my nose or with a heated wheatgerm bag held up against it to get some respite. Although these things work, the minute I remove them it goes cold again. There have been two days since this began that I haven't had this problem and on those days the temperature reached 90 degrees.

My GP had never heard of this and referred me to an ear nose and throat specialist who also had no answers. I had an MRI brain scan which came back normal. I was then referred to a neurologist who conducted tests and drew a blank. He also said that he had not heard of this before. He spoke to a gynaecologist (I am 56 and just going through the menopause) who was also baffled. The neurologist has now suggested that I maybe see a rheumatologist to see if there is a connection with Raynauds phenomenon though my hands, feet and ears are not affected and so he doubts this. Failing this, maybe acupuncture.

I really feel that they are giving up on me because they have no answers but this is unbearable for me and I can't believe that I am the only person who has ever suffered with this even though I have searched the Internet to no avail.

One final thing: my nose doesn't change colour at all - it's always a normal colour. And it feels as cold to touch too.

I would be so grateful if anybody could offer any serious suggestions.


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Old 10-15-2011, 11:26 AM   #2
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Re: Painfully cold nose.

I would most definitely say yes to the Raynaud's since noses, ears, tongues, lips, hands, feet (and I think buttocks) can be affected.

Just to be clear, you have Raynaud's of your hands and feet?

What other health issues do you have?

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Old 10-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #3
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Re: Painfully cold nose.

Thank you for your response Quincy.

No I haven't been diagnosed with Raynauds and in fact the consultant doesn't think that is what is wrong with me. He is at a loss to know what the problem is and just suggested that it might be worth exploring this as a possibility.

I don't have any other health issues at all. In fact I am pretty healthy.

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