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What Measures Should I Take To Avoid Getting Pain When Exposed To Air Conditioning ?

I had a bad car accident 8 yrs ago. i am 49yrs old now female i had a fractured sternum, it took me almost 2yrs to recover. To this day i suffer with air conditioning, or a warm or cold wind, any open window, draughts. I suffer a lot of pain and aches like tooth ache all around my chest area. this has been like this for 8 yrs. very soon after accident i was given physio. My main problem is how a/con or any wind hot or cold effects me, I can be in pain for days if air conditioning has been in contact with me. even breathing in cold air effects me internally.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi,
Thanks for query,
it is always that old accidental sites or any hard blow sites give pain during cold season or any cold sensation gives this type of pain.
Do hot fomentation,apply analgesic cream or balm.
ok and bye.
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tracey sevenoaks's  Response
helped a little, will I have this problem for life?
Dentist Dr. Latif's  Response
hi , direct contact with cold air and air conditioner always affects the chest muscles. if one is close to air conditioner on front side chest towards the coming cold air, then there chest muscles are affected and it pains. sternum is the weak bone and is easily broken in a slight blow as well. but you can manage this pain by adopting few life styles like avoiding excessive use of AC, no close setting with air conditioner and windows. application of local pain relief gel , and in severe cases some analgesics and muscle relaxant can help. regards.
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What Measures Should I Take To Avoid Getting Pain When Exposed To Air Conditioning ?

Hi, Thanks for query, it is always that old accidental sites or any hard blow sites give pain during cold season or any cold sensation gives this type of pain. Do hot fomentation,apply analgesic cream or balm. ok and bye.