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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?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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