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why is it important for air to be moist when it enters the lungs

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If the air in your area is very dry (10 days or worsens, see your doctor.

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Dr. Claudine nandi Lee
Specializes in General Practice
Doing well: Stay home, you are doing well keep going. Going out to a public space right now you run the risk of spreading this virus or catching it. Stay home and ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
See a doctor: There is not enough information here to comment on but if the symptoms is bothering you or there are other symptoms or risk factors such as smoking yo ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: You may have emphysema. See your doctor.
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Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Define air capacity: If by air capacity, you mean your lungs vital capacity, then no. Your vital capacity is dictated by your anatomy (it's a function of your age and hei ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Inspire vs expire: Coughing and shortness of breath are common symptoms for asthma. Difficulty breathing on expiration is typical of asthma, while difficulty breathing ... Read More
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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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Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
If : If your asthma is uncontrolled you may feel chest congestion.
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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Emphysema: If from smoking this is a permanent damage.
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Obstruction : Air trapping means that air gets into the lungs and can't get out easily. This description applies to asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema- disea ... Read More
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