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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

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

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

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


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I get a terrible sinus headache every time my forehead is exposed to cold, winter air- what could this be?

I get a terrible sinus headache every time my forehead is exposed to cold, winter air- what could this be?

Vasomotor: This could be vasomotor rhinitis which would cause the sinus tissue to become congested and then clog the sinuses. You could try some nasal steroid spray or atrovent nasal spray. ...Read more

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Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints, infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain. Causes?

Symptoms: Fatigue, right (achy)chest pain when exerted or cold air, achy joints, infrequent nausea and mild headache, lower back pain. Causes?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. COLD INDUCED. ASTHMA CAN CAUSE Atypical CP ...Read more

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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

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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

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Could cold air coming from air conditioner make you sick?

Could cold air coming from air conditioner make you sick?

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

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Can being cold (temperature) or being in cold air (temperature) make you sick?

Can being cold (temperature) or being in cold air (temperature) make you sick?

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

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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

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Does cold air give asthma?

Does cold air give asthma?

Depends: Cold air does not cause asthma but if you have asthma cold air could be a trigger for symptoms/exacerbation. ...Read more

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Why does cold air cause asthma?

Why does cold air cause asthma?

Asthma: Because any irritant triggers a reaction called bronco-spam which give you asthma. ...Read more

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Does cold air help your lungs feel better?

Does cold air help your lungs feel better?

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

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Is most of my body heat lost through my head in cold air?

Is most of my body heat lost through my head in cold air?

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

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My lungs hurt jogging in the cold. What is it about cold air that does that?

My lungs hurt jogging in the cold. What is it about cold air that does that?

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

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Can I really get sick being in the cold air? I am 50 years old and I have copd,

Can I really get sick being in the cold air? I am 50 years old and I have copd,

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

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How come people say you can catch a cold from cold air or being out in the rain? Is it possible?

How come people say you can catch a cold from cold air or being out in the rain? Is it possible?

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

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Do people's allergies flare up when it's really cold, or is my outdoors sniffling purely due to cold air?

Do people's allergies flare up when it's really cold, or is my outdoors sniffling purely due to cold air?

Cold air: Cold air changes vascular constriction in the nasal passages which will cause the nose to run. Allergies, like "cedar fever" occur without cold air being the precipitating cause. ...Read more

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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

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Would it be helpful to take him outside to breath cold air if he has croup / RSV?

Would it be helpful to take him outside to breath cold air if he has croup / RSV?

Moist not cold: The age old treatment of croup includes sitting on the back porch in a rocking chair while the infant breathes the moist night air. This moisture is maintained outside while heated home is often dry. Such treatment has little if any benefit for RSV. ...Read more

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How to stop my eyes watering so much in the cold air?

How to stop my eyes watering so much in the cold air?

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

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Cold air on tongue when I breath in?

Cold air on tongue when I breath in?

Winter: It should be warmer in the summer, but you do live in the U.K. So that may be. Bit of a challenge. ...Read more

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Can warm or cold air help with sinuses?

Can warm or cold air help with sinuses?

Warm /moist: Warm, moist air from a humidifier can help to moisten the nasal passages, to help with breathing & congestion. ...Read more

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Can breathing in cold air damage your health?

Can breathing in cold air damage your health?

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

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What is better hot air or cold air on pink eyes!?

What is better hot air or cold air on pink eyes!?

Cold: Cold compresses usually helps better but first make sure it is pink eye! Get it checked out by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Do all asthma attacks have "triggers" like viruses, cold air, smoke, etc?

Do all asthma attacks have "triggers" like viruses, cold air, smoke, etc?

Reactive airways: Asthma, by definition is reactive airways. So it's reacting to something. But often times, we have difficulty narrowing it down to figure out exactly what it is. ...Read more

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Is there a type of asthma triggered by running in cold air? What are the symptoms?

Is there a type of asthma triggered by running in cold air? What are the symptoms?

Asthma: Generally any asthma can be triggered by both exercise and cold weather exposure. Some patients with asthma can run fine in warm weather but have less tolerance and wheeze and cough, develop chest tightness and pain when running in cold weather. ...Read more

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My nose sometimes bleeds when I'm outside in really cold air. What does that come from?

My nose sometimes bleeds when I'm outside in really cold air. What does that come from?

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

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2 year old with croup cough should I take him outside at 39 degrees!? Is cold air beneficial!?

2 year old with croup cough should I take him outside at 39 degrees!? Is cold air beneficial!?

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

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After a session in the sauna, is it better for your skin to cleanse with cold water, ice or cold air?

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

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I suffer from nerve pain in the fourth and sixth paragraph to the neck and the pain increases when exposed to cold air?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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