I had septoplasty/turbinate reduction surgery about 3 1/2 weeks ago. It is winter and very cold outside. I have been using my saline irrigation, humidifiers, etc. and in the house it has been manageable (other than extreme dry mouth). When I go out in the cold air (in the 30's) it feels like I am breathing in fire and ice. My nose and throat want to close and it's painful and I feel like I can't breath. Help!!! Is this a normal part of healing. I was also diagnosed with bronchitis last week as well.