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Doctor insights on: Forced Air Heat

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Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?

Can forced air heaters trigger allergies?

No: No, but as a simple precaution you should change your air filters at least every 3 months. If your child develops dust mite allergy, then dirty air vents can be a trigger of allergy symptoms, but forced air heaters in themselves will not trigger allergy per se. ...Read more

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Could cold air coming from air conditioner make you sick?

Could cold air coming from air conditioner make you sick?

Could be a factor.: A virus is required to catch a cold. Cold, dry air ^’s nasal mucus production ; viscosity. Mucus is part of our body’s defense mechanism. It traps viruses ; other particles. When the mucus is thick (sluggish) it makes removing viruses more difficult. Another function of the nose is to warm cold air before it moves to the lungs. Capillaries in the nose dilate to bring warm blood to the nares. As. ...Read more

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Treating Heat Stroke (Checklist)

Get into an air-conditioned area as soon as possible
Once
Take a cool bath or shower
Once
Rehydrate with water or a sports drink
Once
Avoid alcohol
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Blowing air into vagina, dangerous?

Blowing air into vagina, dangerous?

Maybe: Maybe a little would be ok but a lot could cause rupture and extreme illness. Wow you are kinky! ...Read more

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Can you get air embolism from air in vagina?

Can you get air embolism from air in vagina?

Very rarely: Dr. Quarles is right to say that the concern about air embolism from the vagina is greatly overblown, and there is more legend that fact. However, strong air pressure developing in the vagina during late pregnancy does pose a hazard, and rarely, fatal and near fatal cases have occurred, from orogenital sex or any source of air pressure in the vagina. See ...Read more

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I feel warm. No fever, i'm in air conditioning. Why?

I feel warm. No fever, i'm in air conditioning.  Why?

Warm: Certain foods can cause increased body heat but no rise in body temperature. Medications can also cause increased body heath. ...Read more

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Air purifier makes the air dry, is this true?

Not necessarily: There are many ways to purify air - not all of them make air dry. Check out http://home.howstuffworks.com/air-purifier.htm for some basics. ...Read more

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If there's oxygen in air and water: why can we breathe in air, but in water we drown?

If there's oxygen in air and water: why can we breathe in air, but in water we drown?

Lungs made for air: Your lungs were made to breathe air and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide from the air. There are millions of tiny air sacs called alveoli in your lungs that were designed to use air. These air sacs can't work in the water, and in fact, when they have water in them, they collapse and cause drowning and death. It is the way our lungs were designed. Hope this makes sense. ...Read more

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Is there any danger in keeping mouse poison near a forced air heater?

Is there any danger in keeping mouse poison near a forced air heater?

No: Typical mouse poison is a tasty (to mice) mixture which includes a strong anticoagulant which gets rid of the mice. Putting it near a forced air heater will not harm the product, although the air blast might discourage mice from sample the poison. ...Read more

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Is blowing air into the vagina dangerous?

Is blowing air into the vagina dangerous?

If under pressure: If she's pregnant, this is a famous way of causing fatal air embolism. There have been a few when she isn't. There are so many other fun things to do, why not pass this one by? ...Read more

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Could fractured inflammed leg in a cast be relieved from swelling by providing cold air conditioner air?

Could fractured inflammed leg in a cast be relieved from swelling by providing cold air conditioner air?

Probably not: Wrap a towel around your leg over the cast and use a large ice pack or big ziplock bag full of ice and secure it with an ACE wrap. Also Elevate your leg on pillows above your heart. should improve. IF not you may need to get the cast SPLIT and loosened. ...Read more

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I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?

I wear ice pack vest and neck wrap when exercising or going outside in warm weater due to heat hives. any health precautions from this?

No, but U may-: -want 2 add an antihistamine as well. U have 2 B careful since it is hard 2 warm up with the ice. B sure U consult an allergist 4 other recommendations. ...Read more

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How come lungs hurt when inhaling the cold air?

How come lungs hurt when inhaling the cold air?

Cold air-lungs: It's not abnormal for cold air to cause spasms in the lung airways, making it harder to breathe. Cold air can dry out your lungs, and make them 'cold too.' breathing through your nose will help, and at times, some people may have an asthma event triggered and those patients will benefit from an inhaler to use 15 minutes prior to going out to exercise in the cold. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can you get an air embolism from an enema. Accidently squeezed and blew air.

I wouldn't worry: Remember gastroenterologists complete colonoscopies everday and during this procedure this requires insufflation(pumping the colon up with air!). Air embolism is exceptionally rare. And remember this procedure is completed under much more pressure than an enema would create. So in the end, I wouldn't worry to much. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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