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Could a fan in the bedroom circulate the dust and cause me to get sick

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: If your room is very dusty then the fan could stir things up and cause your allergies to get worse. Keep dust to a minimal, sweep, vacuum regularly. ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hallie Robbins
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 31 years experience
Get a long brush: Ceiling fans help circulate air... And dust. Get a long-handled retractable brush with a soft bendable brush head to reach fan blades easily. Use a st... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
Allergy and Immunology 26 years experience
Bedding first: Encase your pillows, mattress, and box springs in dust mite proof covers. If you can't wrap it up, wash it in hot water with some regularity. Keep th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Sure.: Anal fissures are caused by injury (trauma) to the anal canal. Injury can happen if: you pass a large stool that stretches the anal canal. You are... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Environmental : Environmental conditions in the bedroom may lead to allergic symptoms. Avoid dust,mold in the bedroom and wash sheets in hot water. Use fabric spray a... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hallie Robbins
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 31 years experience
Farmers rheumatism: Farmers work long hours, often in tough work conditions. Dust from soil, minerals, cotton and other sources are environmental exposure hazards. Fibers... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nellmarie Bodenstein
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Masks: Masks is to be worn by the sick person, not the healthy one. Masks can`t protect you against Covid, only can prevent you from spreading Covid. Virusse... Read More
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Dr. Donald Elton
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Maybe: If the dust includes things you are allergic to it might be a problem but usually you just cough out stuff your lungs don't want
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Inhaling blown dust isn't healthy but I wouldn't worry about causing cancer at this time. Clean up any dust and remove dust collecting articles which ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Flooring: Usually capeting is placed over a wood or cement slab with a foam covering and then carpeting-asbestos is not used in commercial carpeting.

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