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Air Conditioning Cough
Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?
Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Coughing fits and excess clear/white phlegm post-exercise. Worse when running outdoors. Allergies, asthma...Or both?
Possible: If not maintained and cleaned well yes. These may become dirty and not function well. Also depends on the type of cleaner. Some are electrostatic or ionized. Most likely it is the surrounding enviorment not the machine if working well. Need to trouble shoot more. ...Read more
Yes: Several recent studies have shown that air pollution seems to contribute to an increased risk of coronary artery disease. In observational studies that correlated the degree of air pollution in various cities, there was a clear relationship between higher levels of air pollution and a higher incidence of heart disease. Very provocative recent work, but not surprising given the risk of cigarettes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Of course it all depends on what is polluting the air. ...Read more
No: No, but as a simple precaution you should change your air filters at least every 3 months. If your child develops dust mite allergy, then dirty air vents can be a trigger of allergy symptoms, but forced air heaters in themselves will not trigger allergy per se. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Live in dry climate. Mouth, nose, skin very dry. Constant dry nose. Is it better to sleep w/ a warm, or cool mist humidifier? Have asthma & allergies.
Could be a factor.: A virus is required to catch a cold. Cold, dry air ^’s nasal mucus production ; viscosity. Mucus is part of our body’s defense mechanism. It traps viruses ; other particles. When the mucus is thick (sluggish) it makes removing viruses more difficult. Another function of the nose is to warm cold air before it moves to the lungs. Capillaries in the nose dilate to bring warm blood to the nares. As. ...Read more
Warm: Certain foods can cause increased body heat but no rise in body temperature. Medications can also cause increased body heath. ...Read more
Great: Hepa filters are one of the best filters. Use according to room size. They are great. ...Read more
Hyperinflated lung with normal pft smoker 32 yo chest and throat tightness slight shortness of breath when walking morning stiff nose cough phelgum
Asthma or bronchitis? Symptoms are coughing with no mucus, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, gasping for air. Took albuteral and it works.
Is dry air or humid air better if you have phlegm from post nasal drip in your lungs? Should I used a humidifier at night?
Chlorine bleach: fumes can be very irritating but a brief exposure will produce only transient symptoms! You should be fine in 24-48 hours! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
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