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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?

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?

See physician: Persistent cough in children under a year of age can represent a number of things including infections, reactive airways disease, gastroesophageal reflux or other conditions. It would be best to have home seen by a health provider to determine the cause of the cough. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sure: Baby's have a wonderful and very effective way of communicating that they are uncomfortable. About what, not so good. If your child is smiling and behaving comfortably, he is comfortable! Don't worry so much about the numbers, look at your child! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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

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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?

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?

Unclear: Not sure I fully understand what you are asking, but if your baby had a fever and now has a rash, the type of air circulation in the room will not be likely to influence their recovery one way or the other. ...Read more

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Why does my 2yo daughter often sweat in room with aircon where I should wear a blanket?

Why does my 2yo daughter often sweat in room with aircon where I should wear a blanket?

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

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Alison is only 13 and has two very little holes or cavities in her two teeth. We discovered it today morning. What shouldwe do?

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

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Can a car heater/aircon cause sore throats?

Can a car heater/aircon cause sore throats?

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

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Why is it tat I wil always feel thirsty sleeping in an aircon room but not when im working in 1?

Why is it tat I wil always feel thirsty sleeping in an aircon room but not when im working in 1?

Many reasons!: While sleeping fluids not available. You may be mouth breathing-making your tongue and oropharynx dry. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Hyperhidrosis: Possible inceased sweating due to the hyperactive secretions/ nerve activity

aluminum hydroxide based deodorants might help to mitigate this condition - see your general or dermatology physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've nasal allergy. Feel bit headach under aircon and some cold feel in body with sneezing. Plz advice?

I've nasal allergy. Feel bit headach under aircon and some cold feel in body with sneezing. Plz advice?

Normal: The symptoms you describe are consistent with those of allergic rhinitis. There various OTC meds for allergy you can try. If your symptoms worsen of persist, then it can lead to sinus infection. See your doctor if symptom worsen or persist. Good health. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unrelated: The pus swelling is evidence of a dental infection unrelated to the coincidence of turnig on the a/c. You will need a dental exam to determine the best way to treat the infection. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Asthma: Sounds you like you have asthma. Cigarette smoke will greatly worsen your symptoms and I strongly urge you to stop immediately. You might benefit from a bronchodilator medication: in the usa, you would need to see a physician for that to be prescribed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can stress/too cold environment/dust from aircon/fatigue could possibly irritate my throat and cause sore throat? Plss doctors response!

Can stress/too cold environment/dust from aircon/fatigue could possibly irritate my throat and cause sore throat? Plss doctors response!

Probably not: Sore throat can be due to allergy, to environmental toxins, to infection (viral or bacterial), to post-nasal drip, to reflux esophagitis, and other factors, but cold and dust from air conditioners is possible but not likely. Nothing is impossible. ...Read more

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