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Been diagnosed with mycoplasma. Can I stay in cold with cough?

I have recently been diagnosed with mycoplasma and i finished my antibiotics on June 5th. I have a very crazy event that I signed up for the Tough Mudder in Whistler and this involves doing 25 obstacles and running thru very cold water...crazy stuff. I still have the cough times and it s still clearing from my lungs.... I am on the fence wondering if I should do it. I figure if the weather is sunny, I will, if not then I m not doing it. What do you think?
Asked On : Mon, 18 Jun 2012
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Dear patient,

Sounds like a very tough event!!!! By this time if you have completed your antibiotics the infection should be gone (finished course in June). Many times, there is a post-infectious residual cough from damage of the airways, and it can get worse with cold, particularly cold air that triggers a cough reflex... if you are well-layered up, use some menthol based lozenges and document that you do not wheeze or have incapacitating cough now that is is quite cold out, then you should be ok.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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