Top
20
Doctor insights on: Cold Air Causes Pain

Share
1

1
My sister slept with the AC on & thinks the cold air has caused the chest pain she's experiencing. She described the pain as a "tightness" under her right breast. Only felt when bending or twisting?

My sister slept with the AC on & thinks the cold air has caused the chest pain she's experiencing. She described the pain as a "tightness" under her right breast. Only felt when bending or twisting?

Could be muscular : I'm not sure how related sleeping with the ac can be but pain worse with twisting and bending is usually muscular in origin. Having said that- it doesn't mean it any be something else so I would suggest being seen by a doctor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
2

2
Is taking shower and going out directly in the cold air that bad ? What can it cause ?

Is taking shower and going out directly in the cold air that bad ? What can it cause ?

Not a problem: Hundreds of millions of people shower in the winter and then go out to take on the world. A shower before going outdoors does not cause any medical problems merely because it's cold outdoors. Keep clean, stay healthy, and enjoy that refreshing cold winter air (but avoid people who are coughing and sniffling, because they'll get you sick). ...Read more

3

3
I have sensation of someone blowing cold air on the top of my head? What could cause this? Should i be worried? And could this be caused by coughmeds?

I have sensation of someone blowing cold air on the top of my head? What could cause this? Should i be worried? And could this be caused by coughmeds?

Probably not: It seems you are having excessive sensitivity of your scalp. Let your physician examine your scalp. Often a skin condition like seborrhea can make skin excessively sensitive. ...Read more

5

5
Yawning a lot through out the day. Sometimes back to back. Would waking up multiple times mid night cause this? Can cold air in my office cause it?

Yawning a lot through out the day. Sometimes back to back. Would waking up multiple times mid night cause this? Can cold air in my office cause it?

Yawning: Yawning normally indicates sleepiness. It may occur when you are tired or otherwise do not have enough sleep. Waking up many times at night may cause you to feel sleepy the next day or so. Cold air should not make you yawn more. People with sleep apnea wake up many times at night, snore, yawn and fall asleep quickly. ...Read more

6

6
Can cold air, wind,or air dampness cause pneumonia or a cold? If I have a cold&I slept without clothes on for 30 minutes or so, could I get pneumonia?

Can cold air, wind,or air dampness cause pneumonia or a cold? If I have a cold&I slept without clothes on for 30 minutes or so, could I get pneumonia?

Little effect: Pneumonia requires a susceptible body and the "correct" organism. One half hour of cold is unlikely to provide such conditions even in the presence of an upper respiratory infection (a cold). While you might get pneumonia even in these circumstances, it would almost certainly not be caused by the naked cold exposure. ...Read more

7

7
Hi, I have a friend of mine with a twitching right cheek. What causes it? Can cold air blowing from an a/c to the face be a cause? Thanks.

Hi, I have a friend of mine with a twitching right cheek. What causes it? Can cold air blowing from an a/c to the face be a cause? Thanks.

Perhaps these?: The a/c has nothing to do with this. There may be hemifacial spasm, facial myokymia, a facial tic, a habitual twitch, a prior bell's palsy with aberrant nerve regrowth causing facial dyskinesia. Best way to find out, see a neurologist or an ENT specialist, and get opinion. ...Read more

8

8
Sensation of someone blowing cold air on my brain, not scalp. Could cough med abuse be a cause?

Sensation of someone blowing cold air on my brain, not scalp. Could cough med abuse be a cause?

Unusual symptom: I am not sure i quite understand the symptom, but if your cough medication contains an opiod then it could be the culprit as many psychoactive medications can create unusual sensations. You may want to stop the medication for 2-3 days to see if symptom resolves. ...Read more

13

13
Can cold air cause breathlessness without asthma? It's my trigger but inhalers barely help! (Ventolin, plus Clenil and Serevent (salmeterol) twice a day)

Can cold air cause breathlessness without asthma? It's my trigger but inhalers barely help! (Ventolin, plus Clenil and Serevent (salmeterol) twice a day)

Consider other cause: Cold air exposure is a common trigger. Could be undiagnosed/improperly treated asthma or another condition that mimics asthma like vocal cord dysfunction. Would suggest seeing specialist for further workup and evaluation. An allergist would be someone good to talk to. ...Read more

15

15
Could walking in cold air cause an ear infection?I have pain in the r ear & going into neck.Last dr visit she said i had fluid in r ear a week ago.

Could walking in cold air cause an ear infection?I have pain in the r ear & going into neck.Last dr visit she said i had fluid in r ear a week ago.

No: Middle ear infections are caused by germs that enter through the drainage tube connecting that space to the throat. Not cold air. If there is already some fluid, it could become infected in a few hours or never. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
I have urticaria. Cause: extreme cold air. My skin Inflames. Face. Legs. Hands. Face. How can I prevent this from happening? Goes away when warm again

I have urticaria. Cause: extreme cold air. My skin Inflames. Face. Legs. Hands. Face. How can I prevent this from happening? Goes away when warm again

Cold Urticaria: 21 year old lady with cold urticaria of unknown duration. Studies show that cold urticaria is more common in young adults and usually resolves within a few years. The best way to prevent cold urticaria is to avoid sudden changes in temperature. You can also take over the counter antihistamines such as levocetirizine (Xyzal) before exposing yourself to cold weather, and dress warm. Good luck. ...Read more

17

17
If a sore throat was caused by cold air when out running when should it go?

If a sore throat was caused by cold air when out running when should it go?

Depends: if infection will depend on recovery from the infection. if no infections may resolve within 24 hours ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Does cold air make you feel better ?

Brisk, cold air: Can feel envigorating/ stimulating for many. But there are some people who do not tolerate it well and end up feeling chilled or ill. ...Read more