Cold Weather Pain

That sudden pain in your chest when you breathe in cold air is normal and won't really hurt most people.

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Have you ever stepped outside when the temperatures drop, take a deep breathe and feel a sudden pain in your chest?  Not to worry, Chief Medical Officer at The University of Kansas Hospital Dr. Lee Norman says it's normal.  Dr. Norman says the pain doesn't do any damage to your lungs and there are two things you can do to avoid the ache.  He also answers the question, "Can you get a cold from the cold?"