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Can Sleeping With A Fan Blowing On You Cause Arthritis
No: Colds are caused by viruses. A fan blowing won't increase exposure to viruses. Many studies have looked at whether getting cold increases odds of catching a cold and for the most part there's little evidence of this; perhaps extreme cold may lower resistance but a fan won't cause that. See https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/19/upshot/repeat-after-me-cold-does-not-increase-odds-of-catching-cold.html ...Read more
Yes: Pain from a light wind could be allodynia which can be sign for something more serious called complex regional pain syndrome. If you think you have a serious problem then you should get checked out by your primary care. ...Read more
No: Cheat pain can be a serious condition. You should talk to your doctor soon. ...Read more
Sleeping on a box spring, can't buy mattress, back hurts with knots, how can I fix this? Is there permanent damage from a bad bed?
No: Box spring just lifts mattress off of floor. If it feels lumpy to you some of the insulating material may have deteriorated. You may be feeling the springs. If you have some extra blankets toss them on top of the box spring as physical insulation. Hold out if you can for the spring sales. ...Read more
Can wind give you a headache? While riding in a car and wind blowing on top of head, can you get a headache from this?
Wind in the ears: Sometimes excessive wind in a person's ears can disrupt their vestibular system, make them feel uncomfortable, and possibly cause an earache or a headache. Sometimes the pulling of someone's hair can cause a headache. Was the car a convertible? People usually wear hats for this reason. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can sleeping on a hard floor for a while cause pressure on nerves in back, legs, etc and lead to tingling in toes?
Yes: The air blowing can reduce moisture hence causing dryness. ...Read more
What could cause a spontaneous nose bleed? Have humudier on furnace and sleep with humidified cpap. Blood pressure excellent. Could qnasal cause it?
Can you get tinnitus while on Accutane treatment by going to bars/clubs with loud music? or increase the risk of it?
Absolutely!: Just being around loud music will increase your risk of tinnitus -- the loud music can damage (sometimes permanently) the structures in the cochlea (the hearing organ). Accutane can also affect your hearing. I advise staying away from environments with loud noise. If you can't avoid them, talk with your Dr. about noise-protective earplugs. ...Read more
Can sleeping with the air conditioning blowing on you cause sore, aching shoulder and neck muscles?
Cold muscles: Absolutely... A cool stream of air, even it if feels nice, can cause stiff neck- and shoulder muscles and make you wake-up achy... try a fan or so with indirect flow of air directly to you as an alternative. Or wear a thin shirt with a collar maybe? Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sleep apnoea and use a cpap machine but my nose hurts due to dryness etc' I use the "2 small pillow" type, what can I do to help the problem?
How can I heal sleeping disorders? I bought a bunch of aids like lavendar sleep mask and neck pillows.
I have a mold Allergy can Aloe gel in the nose help me with my breathing (lung) problem? What else can I use for help?
See allergist: Aloe gel would not do you any good. The most important step is avoidance of exposure (get out of the damaged structure and do not return until the mold and water problems have been fixed). In the meanwhile , consult an allergist to assess your problems and provide the necessary treatment. Don't delay a day longer. ...Read more
How many times a day can I use a Netty pot? Can my husband and I pass the cold back and forth? Which would be better a humidifier or vaporizer?
If you wear a nose tube with oxygen when asleep, could this cause dry or sore throat? Can it cause dry mouth?
Yes, yes on both: Usually there is a water moisturizer along with the oxygen in the machine that you can turn on. If there isn't, ask for one that does. You do not want dry mouth because this condition can cause rampant tooth decay. Some medications will cause dry mouth. If this happens, ask your physician or dentist to prescribe biotene mouth rinse and saliva replacement. You must meticulously clean your teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can mild sleep apnea cause a person to be so tired and cause a person to fall asleep sitting doing nothing or working at my computer?
After a concussion, can laying on a very firm pillow too fast exacerbate symptoms or set back the healing process in any way?
Doubtful: When recovering from a concussion, one would certainly avoid any activities that involve sudden acceleration or deceleration with the head. Laying on a firm pillow, however,should' be fine. I would certainly follow up with the doctor who diagnosed your concussion to discuss your specific case with them. ...Read more
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