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My 6 month old is coughing during the night, what can we do to help him feels better? Is the aircon too dry for him?
Is it ok to keep the aircon on in the room at night for my 10week old baby? The room is usually around c 20-21 degrees celsius?
Yeah, why?: Yes, sure - if you have proper ventilation. Why wouldn't it? ...Read more
Is it okay for five month old to sleep in an aircon room during night time? Arircon alone is better or aircon and fan at the same time is better?
Air con: A fan improves your aircon. If it is comfortable for you, it is probably good for your baby also. Save some of your energy bills and use the fan. Your baby will spend the money you save now, later! ...Read more
Its summer in australia. Is it ok to keep aircon on wiv my 12wk baby in the room? She wears 1 tog halo sleepsack longsleeve onsie inside.22 deg celsius
It is ok to use AC: In hot weather it is perfectly fine to use AC for babies in the room. Be flexible with the temperature and increase to 24-26C if you find the baby's extremities to be cold or the baby seems uncomfortable. Be flexible with dress as well. You can tell if the temperature is fine if baby is feeding and sucking well, is responsive when awake and sleeping well. AC filters dust as well. ...Read more
Brother has had 2 nosebleeds in 4 days, unusual for him. First happen night after bike ride in 38°c temp, has been above 40°c every day since. Both came out of nowhere. Aircon on 24/7. Should worry?
No: If they continue have your brother see his family doctor or an ENT specialist. The rare nosebleed will generally resolve on its own. ...Read more
?: This is not a medical question, but yes for most jobs ...Read more
Can a baby with after fever who has rashes all over the body to use fan or should he be using aircon in a room?
NO: The things you are describing are not suggestive of anything of a serious nature. ...Read more
Normal sweating: Everyone has different tolerances to cold and heat, including toddlers. Toddlers often have a higher body fat ratio in the middle of their body which is insulating. Concerning sweating would be associated with weight loss or sweating during feeding/eating. If your daughter has either of these symptoms, she should see her pediatrician. Otherwise, just dress her in lighter clothing. ...Read more
Alison is only 13 and has two very little holes or cavities in her two teeth. We discovered it today morning. What shouldwe do?
Your question?: If you are asking what you should do, have alison examined by a dentist to determine if those are actual cavities and need to be restored, or just stains. The dentist will also check her other teeth for cavities, ones that you cannot see but that s/he is trained to detect. ...Read more
Irritation: It's a good idea to open your car's window when you turn on your heater/ac as it allows potentially irritating substances in the car to dissipate out the windows before you start inhaling them. Some of these compounds include potential carcinogenic hydrocarbons as well as other particles. Infectious agents have been found in a/c units but it is the germs in the car itself that cause colds, etc. ...Read more
Many reasons!: While sleeping fluids not available. You may be mouth breathing-making your tongue and oropharynx dry. ...Read more
I have a dry cough which mainly occurs at work, where no windows open, and the aircon is rubbish. Job is telemarketing, is there a connection?
Probably related: The dry cough could be from a few reasons. Your workplace air may be too dry for you, causing a cough, it could cause a postnasal drip to occur making you cough, it could also be due to something in the air that you may be allergic to, also causing a cough. Another possibility is the job itself. Talking for hours can irritate your throat causing your cough. There are likely other possibilities. ...Read more
Weather is extremely hot. Feel comfortable in aircon room. However, feel cold in plantar, still sweating a lot. What is the cause and what should I do?
Been offered a 2 year expat job in shanghai. Family coming including 3 kids 7, 6, 3. Concerned re cancer/other risks re pm 2.5. Are masks/aircon enough?
Shanghai air quality: You are wise to be thinking about this. I'd advise you to research hepa air filters for use in your living quarters and to wear n95 masks that fit correctly when outdoors on days with unhealthy air quality. Follow this link for information on air quality in shanghai: http://aqicn. Org/city/shanghai/. ...Read more
I've nasal allergy. Feel bit headach under aircon and some cold feel in body with sneezing. Plz advice?
The bump of pus in my gums are gone after I switched on the aircon (hot weather here) and using mouthwash. What could have caused the pus bump?
In a hot climate few mths now In Aircon all day at 24c as 37c outside today walked outside 31c came back up 1 flight stairs heart palpitations, why?
Palpitations: Not certain what you mean by palpitations? Please describe better. Going up flight of stairs will make heart speed up. Can also lower BP on BB. Was the heart regular or not? Did you smoke (f so stop now) or drink while outside? Have coffee or Coke. If angiogram was completely normal at your age not likely to die of CAD. So that is good news. ...Read more
6days ago, I went to see a doctor after catching the flu from the on and off of the aircon in the office. I get irritating coughs and short of breath?
After staying in a fully close room along with my co-mates 2 take entrance test 4 bout 3 hours. With a high temp of aircon, went out w/ a sore throat?
My throat and part of my sinus don't feel good when I am in an air conditioned room and sometimes have been spitting blood when to much aircon?
Allergic rhinitis: That is part of the allergic rhinitis syndrome. You develop allergy, small amount of mucous but enough to dry up the blood vessels in the back of the nose and throat they are engorged, hence the congestion, and then pop, hence the blood in the spit. Main treatment is avoidance, and if unavoidable, try antihistamine like Allegra or Claritin and the allergy nasal or steoid sprays. ...Read more