Coughing after a shower?
January 19, 2008 6:45 AM Subscribe
Why do I always cough after a shower? And pretty much only after a shower?
posted by puffmoike to health & fitness (20 answers total)
After almost every shower I find myself coughing. And it's not just a little tickle; I often have great, hawking, wake-up-the-housemates coughing fits that can last for a minute or so. And that's the last time I'll think about it until my next shower.
I like my water pretty tepid, and the bathroom is fairly large, so the steam concentration is pretty low.
I'm a 35yo old male. 173cm and 76kg (~5'9" and 167lbs). I have never smoked. I hardly drink. I have a pretty good (largely vegetarian) diet. I ride a bicycle nearly every day (don't own a car) so my aerobic fitness is decent without being spectacular. I am otherwise seemingly a picture of health.
I suppose I should see a doctor, but as this has happened for as long as I can remember (>10 years) at this stage—perhaps naively—I'm simply intrigued, rather than concerned.