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

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
29 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hallie Robbins
30 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
25 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It would be nice.: But likely not possible. Dust mites feed off of dead human skin, so they are in places where people spend time. Each person sheds enough skin in a d ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
33 years experience Pulmonology
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
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Should not: If you are healthy then your body should be able to regulate its temperature even in hot areas. If it is extreme I suppose you could give yourself hea ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Possibly: If feeling badly, you should see your Dr for an evaluation and imaging of your chest to determine what is going on.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Treatmt for flushing: Flushing can be treated with oral medications or a vascular laser. All things that warm up one's face, including hot showers, direct sunlight, spicy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not per se: Common cold is caused by a viral infection. Getting chilled may lower your resistance and make you more susceptible to infection.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Normal, harmless: We all breathe dust into our lungs all the time. Except in unusually large amounts, it's harmless. All air contains dust. It's more visible ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Allergy Testing: Can help to differentiate. Who knows, maybe you have allergies to all three.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
Several treatments: If you are allergic (runny/itchy eyes & nose with sneezing), you can take antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec. If this is non-allergic stuffiness, ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Maybe: Allergies to dust and dust mites can worsen symptoms in people allergic to these allergens, especially in asthmatics triggered by these allergens.
A male asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
No: Wearing a standard face mask is usually effective in keeping others from getting what ails you plus (perhaps) reduces your risk of getting a respirato ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Patrick
44 years experience Pulmonology
Generally not: Brain injury may come from deliberate inhalation of large amounts (huffing or bagging to get high). You may notice eye irritation or cough (especiall ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: however it is impractical to expect the whole house will be purified by a single HEPA Filter..One for each room is expensive but may actually make a d ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ocular allergies: Without any description of what eye problems you are having unable to answer except that the eyes can certainly be affected by air borne allergens.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Inferior scleral show is generally the result of increased lower eyelid laxity that exposes the lower part of the eye & increase surface exposure ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Air conditioning: An air conditioner is a great start. A hepa air purifier can also help. You don't need both. Eliminate all smoking from your home environment includin ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Myth: There is no association between an open car windows and apnea in infants nor is there is any problem having a ceiling fan on in their room.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Dust allergy: A/C is a good dehumidifier, which is what you need if you truly have dust mite airway allergy, your parents are protecting you from having colds, you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Complicated: Some of the pain is a result of the inflammation induce by the infection through the release of cytokines (chemicals released by cells which influence ... Read More
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