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Cold Air Headache
Can cold air give you a headache? Like your head is constantly cold. And can making your head warm make your head headache feel better? Or go away
Very common: A variety of external and internal factors can trigger a headache in certain individuals who may have a genetic or neurochemical predisposition to headache. External triggers such as weather-related changes, high humidity, high altitude, exposure to odors and sensory input such as glaring or flashing lights, sunlight and loud noises have all been implicated in headache, especially migraine. ...Read more
The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more
I get a terrible sinus headache every time my forehead is exposed to cold, winter air- what could this be?
Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints, infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain. Causes?
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Chesty cough with greeny yellow phlegm. A bit of blood in mucus sometimes. Headache & sore throat/neck. Worse with cold air. Son has croup. Do I?
Dryness: Dry cold air can cause more coughing ...Read more
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?
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
Living Life: Nope. Not in any way.Get a more detailed answer ›
Usually not...: It's possible for anyone to catch a cold, especially in the winter months, but that is not related to being in cold air or playing outside building a snowman. Colds are caused by a variety of viruses. In a few cases, cold temperature can kill a person (if one gets lost in the woods while skiing, if one falls into the cold ocean, etc...). ...Read more
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
Yes: Often when people have infections such as colds, flus or even pneumonia it can be difficult to breathe and they can work up a sweat just taking air in and out. For them it can often feel good and refreshing to take in some cold air. However, if they have asthma or bronchitis, the quick change in the temperature can lead to constriction of the bronchi and can make breathing more difficult. ...Read more
Not quite, but: A quarter of all blood flow goes to the brain, so the head definitely is a place where significant heat transfer can take place. Wearing a hat in the cold will prevent a significant amount of heat loss. ...Read more
Lungs and cold air: It's not abnormal for cold air to cause spasms in the lung airways, making it harder to breathe. Cold air can dry out your lungs, and make them 'cold too.' breathing through your nose will help, and at times, some people may have an asthma event triggered and those patients will benefit from an inhaler to use 15 minutes prior to going out to exercise in the cold. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Maybe: Cold air itself can cause bronchoconstriction and affect your copd. Being out, especially with large crowds and cold weather exposes us all to upper respiratory infections, flu, etc. This can be especially harmful to a COPD patient. ...Read more
Cold: No. This is an Old wives' tale. You contract a bacterial or viral infection from coming into direct contact with a carrier of the infection. Cold air or rain does not cause a viral or bacterial infection. ...Read more
Do people's allergies flare up when it's really cold, or is my outdoors sniffling purely due to cold air?
Why is it that people say you can catch a cold from cold air or being out in the rain when you really can't?
It is a myth: If a billion people say a billion false things a billion times, that does not make that falsehood true, . ...Read more
Tears: This is a common symptom of dry eye. Using artificial tears before going out in the cold can help. Also consider wearing glasses that block the wind. It is also seen in people with exposure where the eyelids don't adequately protect the eyes. See an ophthalmologist if it becomes a recurring problem. ...Read more
Possibly if you have: Asthma. 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 these tissues fill with blood. ...Read more
Not uncommon: It is possible when the weather is more extreme, as in very cold, that the humidity may be rather low and dry out your mucous membranes, particularly the ones that line your nose. When they dry out, you may be predisposed to nosebleeds. Consider when it's cold utilizing nasal saline rinses, avoiding blowing your nose too vigorously, and humidification for your home (aim for 35-45%). Best of luck. ...Read more
Croup: For many years we have recommended cool mist humidification for croup. If the stridor (the deep wheeze on breathing in) gets worse, we will suggest taking the child outside to breathe in the cool night air while being wrapped in a warm blanket. If not effective then I suggest going into the bathroom and steaming the child. @ tsp of honey can be soothing to the throat and aid in settling the cough ...Read more
After a session in the sauna, is it better for your skin to cleanse with cold water, ice or cold air?
Cold water: After a sauna session, you want to cleanse your skin of any chemical in the water. This is best done with water. The exact temperature of the water is not important. To keep moisture in your skin, it it best to use a good lotion after going in a sauna. ...Read more
Should I be avoiding breathing cold air. I have nonhodgkins lymphoma and have finished six months of chemo?
No: You should avoid getting a cold, however breathing cold air should not be an issue. Best of luck. ...Read more
I suffer from nerve pain in the fourth and sixth paragraph to the neck and the pain increases when exposed to cold air?
See details: Have you ever been diagnosed with any spine problems? Do play sport? If so, which one? Repeated trauma to your head and neck causes micro damages to your vertebrae that builds up over the course of time. Muscle spasm can cause pain too. If it persists or worsens, imaging studies might be necessary. ...Read more
I have asthma, exercise and cold air are triggers. I am going to summer camp but I don't like to tell anyone I have asthma. What should I do?
Tell them: If you value your life you need to get comfortable telling people in your life about your medical history. Not every detail, of course, but information that could help them know how to help you if you're in trouble. ...Read more
I have asthma and in the winter when I go running the cold air makes it really painful. Should I be on a different medication for this issue?
Probably not: Cold air is a tenacious trigger for asthma - there really is no way to treat it with medications. The only way to get some relief is to cover your mouth and nose with a scarf of cold weather mask. These trap the moisture from your breath, which then warms and humidifies the cold, dry air that you next inhale. Trying to inhale through the nose does the same thing, but is difficult during exertion. ...Read more
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 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
I remember hives from cold air in my 20s. At 42, haven't had that reaction in years. Should I consider prob gone, or be nervous to swim in pools, etc?
? Cold urticaria:
You probably outgrown the condition, check the link below for more information, if you still suffer, see an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, here is the link
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/cold-urticaria/basics/prevention/con-20034524 ...Read more