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Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Cotton feeling throat and lungs. Cannot breathe in cold air cough like seal. When sleeping wake up coughing sometimes, is this asthma?

Maybe: Asthma symptoms are cough, wheeze, shortness of breath and/or chest tightness that is recurrent. It typically worsens at night and with exercise. There are multiple triggers including allergies, smoke/irritants and even acid reflux. An allergist or pulmonologist can perform a history, exam and lung function tests to help determine if asthma is the cause. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...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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Breathing in the cold air hurts my lungs a lot (makes me feel like puking). Is there a way to lessen the pain?

Breathing in the cold air hurts my lungs a lot (makes me feel like puking). Is there a way to lessen the pain?

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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Not feeling like i'm getting cold air in my lungs went to hospital they say oxygen is 100% can hypnosis help get cold air thru my lungs?

Not feeling like i'm getting cold air in my lungs went to hospital they say oxygen is 100% can hypnosis help get cold air thru my lungs?

Hypnosis/Cold Air?: In order to get cold air into your lungs, the air you breathe would need to be cold. This sounds important to you. Hypnosis can help you relax, and possibly help you breathe easier. It seems that anxiety may be at least part of what you're experiencing. Please see a psychiatrist or therapist to help with your anxiety. Some also do hypnosis. You can find hypnotists here: http://www.Asch.Net/. ...Read more

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Congestion thick mucus chills stuffy nose cough feels like there is cold air in my lungs every time I breath. Been like this for 2 weeks is this bad?

Congestion thick mucus chills stuffy nose cough feels like there is cold air in my lungs every time I breath. Been like this for 2 weeks is this bad?

Cold persistent : You cold has been persistent for 2 weeks and it involves breathing. I think you should see your family doctor of the one how prescribes the humilin for you if you can see them . I think you need a chest X-ray . If you are coughing colored secretions, you will need antibiotics. See the doctor on Monday or Tuesday. You will be feeling better by the first of the year. Good luck and feel better! ...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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Cold air + lungs = coughing and chest pain. What is wrong with my lungs?

Cold air + lungs = coughing and chest pain. What is wrong with my lungs?

Asthma/Bronchitis: It sounds like your breathing passages are inflamed. If you smoke, that's contributing. If you don't, you may have infection and/or constriction. Cold can often be a trigger in asthma. Broncodilators and antiinflammatory medscan help greatly. See your doc for an exam and prescription so you can feel better! ...Read more

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I have anxiety how can I get cold air to filter through my lungs?

I have anxiety how can I get cold air to filter through my lungs?

Anxiety/cold air: To "filter cold air" through your lungs, you would need to breathe in cold air. If you have difficulty with anxiety, a psychiatrist and psychotherapist can help you. Good treatment is available. ...Read more

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