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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

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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When I breath it feels like I'm breathing cold air. And my stomach feels like its burning a little. What could this be?

When I breath it feels like I'm breathing cold air. And my stomach feels like its burning a little. What could this be?

Ambient temperature: The air is quite cold and until winter passes I would expect you to feel a sensation of breathing cold air. Stomach burning usually represents overproduction of stomach acid or normal production of stomach acid with excess backwash into your esophagus which is not uncommon. ...Read more

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Feels like I'm breathing in a lot of cold air, dry throat, coughing, especially at night. What could be wrong?

Feels like I'm breathing in a lot of cold air, dry throat, coughing, especially at night. What could be wrong?

Mouth Breathing: People who mouth breath at night when the air is cold and less humid often dehydrate their mouth and throat to the point of wakeing up and coughing. Also breathing cold air is irritating to the mucosa in the back of your throat. When you breath through your nose, the air is warmed before it hits your throat. If you can't clear your nasal passages, try sleeping with a surgical mask. ...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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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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2months-breathing is funny. Feels like my bronchi are inflamed and "URGE" to cough, occasional wheeze. Off and on. Cold air worsens. Allergic to air?

2months-breathing is funny. Feels like my bronchi are inflamed and "URGE" to cough, occasional wheeze. Off and on. Cold air worsens. Allergic to air?

Breathing issue.: This could be a number of things. Asthma comes to mind, with shortness of breath being triggered by the coldness of the air, or by irritants or pollutants in the air, or by exertion or activity. Could be allergic rhinitis with a post-nasal drip, which can interestingly cause a cough, breathing trouble and wheeze at times. Do you smoke? Because this could be related to smoking as well. ...Read more

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Why would I feel like I am breathing in cold air through my mouth and nose? It almost feels like I am in the cold all the time.

Why would I feel like I am breathing in cold air through my mouth and nose? It almost feels like I am in the cold all the time.

Virus: Do you have a fever or any other symptoms?
Most likely you have a virus or allergy.

Drink plenty of fluids, drink bone broth/chicken soup, get plenty of rest. Consult with us if you do not get better with this or if you have a fever. ...Read more

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I was outside for many hours in the cold air now my throat and chest are bothering me it feels as though I'm still breathing cold air?

I was outside for many hours in the cold air now my throat and chest are bothering me it feels as though I'm still breathing cold air?

If symptoms tomorrow: If throat discomfort remains tomorrow, one can call it a sore throat. Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees a doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent, or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). ...Read more

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I have just started feeling like I am breathing in cold air with slight discomfort. I do not have asthma but have had something like one please help?

I have just started feeling like I am breathing in cold air with slight discomfort. I do not have asthma but have had something like one please help?

Possible asthma: Breathing cold air can cause your airways to close down if you have asthma, or, it can just be uncomfortable to the throat. If it makes you cough or wheeze (high-pitched noise when you breath out), or if it happens a lot and is a big problem, talk to your doctor about it. Wearing a scarf over your mouth when it's cold, or breathing through your nose can also help. ...Read more

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Is cold air bad for chronic bronchitis? I have chronic bronchitis and wonder if breathing cold air is bad. I feel a little sting when I go outside in the winter, but will it make my condition worse? .

Is cold air bad for chronic bronchitis? I have chronic bronchitis and wonder if breathing cold air is bad. I feel a little sting when I go outside in the winter, but will it make my condition worse? .

It's both cold ; dry: Dry air is more the problem, and colder air in the winter is also drier. Use of scarves or coats that cover the chin and mouth, or hoods, may be helpful. Treating the cause of the bronchitis, particularly smoking cessation if you are a smoker, is critical. It will not generally make the bronchitis progress more, but can lead to more upper respiratory infections. ...Read more

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My nasal passage gets quite a bit painful when I'm outside n breathing in cold air, if I cover my nostrils the pain goes away, why does it hurt?

My nasal passage gets quite a bit painful when I'm outside n breathing in cold air, if I cover my nostrils the pain goes away, why does it hurt?

Dryness or cold sens: Cold air doesn't hold as much moisture and can be irritating especially if the nose is already dry which it is this time of year which is why it's better when it's covered. Suggest drops of sesame oil several times daily especially in the winter. It is a great moisturizer. Consider nasal steroid if oil doesn't work. ...Read more

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Hi, I have sleep apnea, I bought snorepin to put in the nostrils for better breathing, but now I feel cold air in the top of the nostril and it hurts?

Hi, I have sleep apnea, I bought snorepin to put in the nostrils for better breathing, but now I feel cold air in the top of the nostril and it hurts?

Not just the nose.: An obstructive sleep disorder is mainly secondary to the base of the tongue. Although enlarged tonsils and enlarged uvula may contribute to the obstruction, the nose contributes less to sleep disorder. The technique you are using to open the nostrils wider does not contribute much. If there is sleep apnea or a significant sleep disorder, the best treatment is positive pressure with a mask. ...Read more

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I am experiencing burning in my chest at night similar to breathing cold air With chest tightnes. I also feel random sharp chest pains. I have had 4 ablations In 18 months for afib.

I am experiencing burning in my chest at night similar to breathing cold air With chest tightnes. I also feel random sharp chest pains. I have had 4 ablations In 18 months for afib.

Chest discomfort: In view of your history of afib, cardiac causes of chest discomfort and possible blood clots (emboli) to the lungs must be considered. Your cardiologist who knows all your findings is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Noncardiac causes include pinched intercostal nerves, asthma equivalent or other lung or esophageal issues. ...Read more

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During walking on the treadmill I was breathing & felt cold air on throat when breathing. I'm still feeling it after working out. Is something wrong?

During walking on the treadmill I was breathing & felt cold air on throat when breathing. I'm still feeling it after working out. Is something wrong?

Probably not: If you are able to exercise successfully on the treadmill this kind of feeling is irrelevant. If you're really concerned discuss this with your trainer or your Dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, in the evening, at night).

My Daughter is experiencing wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, in the evening, at night).

Secondhand smoke: The most important intervention is the elimination of secondhand smoke. Children who live with smokers have a higher rate of asthma and more severe asthma symptoms. Secondhand smoke spreads throughout a living space so smoking must stop in entire living space. The car also needs to be smoke free. Follow up with doctor as child may still need medication for the wheezing. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, smoking, worse at night), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after sudden movements, afte?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
2 doctors agreed:
I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, smoking, worse at night), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after sudden movements, afte?

Asthma: You appear to be suffering from asthma and perhaps acid reflux as well (worse when lying down). Recommend that you consult an allergist since there is suggestion that you may have a sinus infection as well. Do not delay. If you can't get to see an allergist within the next 24 hrs, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Chest Pain when breathing in cold air and exercising. Some wheezing. ECG and Bloods fine. Cold hands. Tingling burning pain. Reduces when go into warm air and breathe.

Chest Pain when breathing in cold air and exercising. Some wheezing. ECG and Bloods fine. Cold hands. Tingling burning pain. Reduces when go into warm air and breathe.

Raynaud's +: The condition in your hands is known as Raynaud's which may be associated with certain autoimmune disorder which may impact your lungs as well. However you may also have asthma. Thus it is best for you to get examined and studied (lung function and blood tests etc). Do consult your doctor soon. ...Read more

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Throat burns like I'm breathing cold air and worsen when I run. Lymph nodes hurt but not swollen. 8+ months. It's not hoarse/scratchy Not food allergy?

Throat burns like I'm breathing cold air and worsen when I run. Lymph nodes hurt but not swollen. 8+ months. It's not hoarse/scratchy Not food allergy?

Needs evaluation: This is something I would definitely book an apt with the doctor's to review. Someone should look in your throat and see 'what's going on'. I would think about asthma or possibly an immunologic process associated with exercise--such as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction. If you've been suffering this long with a problem like this, you need answers. A thorough history and physical is the best way ...Read more

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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

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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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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