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Why does nose get cold and red?

Asked by T. Wikati, Last updated: Nov 20, 2020

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Amara Lance

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Amara Lance
Amara Lance, Amara Lance, Medical Healthcare Professional, USA

Answered Jan 17, 2020

Our skin becomes very sensitive during winter. The upper layer of the skin becomes red usually. It is not only for the nose but also our cheeks, hands, etc. also turns red. That is the reaction of the colder environment and warm skin.

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E. Barnes

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Answered Mar 05, 2019

When your body gets cold, usually your nose is one of the first body parts to show it. It not only gets cold but it turns red too. Why is that though?
When your body is exposed to a cold temperature, it too begins to get cold. It slows down all functions in order to conserve heat. Since your nose doesn't require a lot of blood to keep it functioning, blood from your nose is redirected to other areas where it is severely needed, like your heart and your lungs.

When your body gets cold, usually your nose is one of the first body parts to show it. It not only
Rudolf's nose is really cute when it's red but most people don't like to have a red nose. But it is certainly better than the option of being deficient on blood to your lungs, heart, and extremities. So think of it as nature's solution and maybe it won't be so bad.

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