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Dr. Luis Matos
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
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What effects does cold weather have on the lungs?

Dr. Luis Matos
Board Certified, Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
40 years in practice
315K people helped
What effects does cold weather have on the lungs?

Cold air hurts lungs: Cold air is naturally dry. When you breathe cold dry air into your lungs, moisture from your bronchial tubes evaporate. This irritates the surface and can cause the bronchial tubes to spasm in people with asthma. There is a test to help diagnose asthma where patients are asked to hyperventilate breathing cold dry air. Breathing through a scarf or mask helps shield the lungs from the dryness. ...Read more

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Dr. Klaus D Lessnau
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Lung Diseases (Definition)

Lung diseases are diseases that interfere with the lung's ability to exchange oxygen. They includes genetic diseases, infections, ...Read more


Dr. Charles Gordon
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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Went outside in the cold weather with a thin shirt on. Now lungs burn and I keep coughing?

Dr. Charles Gordon
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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Went outside in the cold weather with a thin shirt on. Now lungs burn and I keep coughing?

Get seen soon: Could be infection or cold-induced bronchospasm (asthma). See your doc. Also, get a good coat! ...Read more

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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My daughter has chronic lung disease. Since last night she is coughing, and her breathing is more faster. Is it anything to do with the cold weather ?

Dr. Nela Cordero
Board Certified, Pediatrics
49 years in practice
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My daughter has chronic lung disease. Since last night she is coughing, and her breathing is more faster. Is it anything to do with the cold weather
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PNEUMONIA?: Check for signs of pneumonia like fever, colored sputum, sob, rales and her md will send her for x- ray to rule out lung infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Will having gone out in cold weather without sweater put me at risk for a lung infection ? Hbp minimal ling base collapse tachycardiac

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Will having gone out in cold weather without sweater put me at risk for a lung infection ? Hbp minimal ling base collapse tachycardiac

Unlikely: It is not usual that simple exposure to cold weather will produce pneumonia. If, however, you are having the problems enumerated here, you really need to be seen by a pulmonologist (lung specialist) and evaluated and treated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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How to make breathing better in chf patient with flash lungs eddma? Sleep on elevated bed but sometimes gasp for air 90 spo2. Can't open windows for air in cold weather, home remedies to get more oxygen? Is the underlying cause renin/kidney issue?

Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
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How to make breathing better in chf patient with flash lungs eddma? Sleep on elevated bed but sometimes gasp for air 90 spo2. Can't open windows for air in cold weather, home remedies to get more oxygen? Is the underlying cause renin/kidney issue?

Ask your doctor for: You should be under the care of a Cardiologist so that your medications for CHF can be adjusted to keep your body free from any fluid retention. You may also benefit from bringing home an Oxygen cylinder which your doctor can order and his nurse or social worker can organize its home delivery. There is no other source of getting oxygen at home if and when you needed it urgently. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
31 years in practice
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7mo with purple hands, legs, and feet. She is very white. Yesterday she was at the doctor and heart and lungs were fine. Is this due to cold weather?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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7mo with purple hands, legs, and feet. She is very white. Yesterday she was at the doctor and heart and lungs were fine. Is this due to cold weather?

Workup/Mgt: I would advise checking your daughter's temperature. Babies can lose body heat quickly. Keep her head warm and she should have one more layer of clothing than older children. Since she is on albuterol and has had constipation, a screening test for CF should be confirmed to rule out CF. Her pulse oximetry or oxygen saturation should be checked on arms and legs. If she has any distress, ED visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Prem Gupta
Board Certified, neurology
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Could it be healthy to have cold/numb fingers while running in cold weather?

Dr. Prem Gupta
Board Certified, neurology
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Could it be healthy to have cold/numb fingers while running in cold weather?

Usually not serious: You describe symptoms suggestive of raynaud's phenomenon. Blood vessels of fingers react excessively to cold and blood supply to fingers diminishes. Protect you fingers from cold and quickly warm your fingers. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What are the best ways to lose weight without running in the cold weather?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
Board Certified, Rheumatology
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What are the best ways to lose weight without running in the cold weather?

See details: Cycling, swimming and most importantly, dietary changes. Minimize carbs, control portion size, no fast food or high calorie snacks, etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
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I am 21, very active. Never had a knee injury. I have knee pain after running/biking, & in cold weather. After warm showers my knees are tight.

Dr. Andrey Lev-weissberg
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I am 21, very active. Never had a knee injury. I have knee pain after running/biking, & in cold weather. After warm showers my knees are tight.

Knee pain: Knee pain can be due to osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid, gout or other autoimmune diseases. You need to consult your physician for a work up ...Read more

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Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
23 years in practice
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"cold" feeling down throat into chest. Feels like i've been running in the cold weather, but i haven't. Normal chest xray 2 months ago. What is this?

Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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"cold" feeling down throat into chest. Feels like i've been running in the cold weather, but i haven't. Normal chest xray 2 months ago. What is this?

Anxiety: What you have is a very nonspecific symptom. It is most likely due to your underlying condition - anxiety and hypochondria. ...Read more

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