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is using a heater bad for your health

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Dr. Glenn Burns
18 years experience in Emergency Medicine
It can kill: Propane heaters release carbon monoxide (CO) and are responsible for many deaths every year in the US. CO is odorless, tasteless and invisible and is ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
HEATER: Propane heater provides dry heat so humidity has to be maintained by using vaporizer to help baby not get sick.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Exhausting how?: It depends--some were put in the room with no external exhaust--these can cause c02 and carbon monoxide buildup. Properly installed and vented floor / ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cornelius Dooley
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Carbon Monoxide: You need to be absolutely sure that this unit does not release Carbon Monoxide (CO); get a monitor immediately; they are not expensive and can be life ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerry Baskerville
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Gas!: It depends on whether your heat source is gas or electric. If gas then don't use the heater until it is checked. Monoxide can be deadly. Wish you well ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Heat & vitamins: Extreme temps of heat or cold can damage supplements. What you describe does not sound like that. Peace and good health.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Moisture: Put a vaporizer in your bedroom and place ayr gel ointment in your nose once or twice a day. It is available at the drug store over the counter.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
Erythema ab igne: No more sitting close to the heater. Soak in shower-not too hot--and rub in moisturizer lotion. A little cool water may help.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience in Wound care
Ask them: I would imagine a lot of dust, household chemicals etc can build up all winter while the doors and windows are closed. Opening the windows will vent ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Nerve: If the sensation is only on one side an irritable/slightly inflamed superficial nerve could be causing this sensation. I assume there is no skin disco ... Read More

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