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Is Second Hand Spoke Dangerous To Children
Ct uses xrays taken an 360 degrees combined with a computer to see"inside" the body. The table moves as the xray tube and detectors spin around the patient 10 times a second or more! the image shows excellent soft tissue detail, enhanced with injection of intravenous contrast or oral contrast. This way the body is shown in slices, in any plane, usually axially, but ...Read more
Yes: Second hand smoke (regardless of location) has been proven to be a risk factor for lung cancer and other lung diseases. When parents smoke, their exposed children are also at risk for asthma and respiratory infections, including otitis media (ear infections). While smoking outdoors may decrease exposure, no amount of exposure should be considered safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No research: We have research that clearly shows that patients who smoke have more rapid progression of their cataracts. We do not know if second-hand smoke can have that same affect. Certainly the harm in terms of lung disease, cancer and heart disease is clearly proven though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had excessive exposure to secound hand smoke as a child. As a young adult i developed asthma. Is this because of the second hand smoke?
Possibly.. : There are many reasons for asthma to develop, including an inherent pre-disposition. But, in the right circumstances, second/hand smoke can certainly be one risk factor for asthma to develop. Other factors include respiratory infections, environmental allergies, occupational exposures etc. ...Read more
Since second hand smoke is dangerous to non smokers , but is second hand smoke dangerous to smokers themselves?
Yes: Cigarette smoke carries lots of carcinogens and is toxic to smokers and non smokers alike, regardless of who "owns" it. Don't smoke and stay away from places where people do. ...Read more
Settle an argument for us. My friend says "RSV is WAY worse than pneumonia in a toddler". I say "Severe cases of RSV&pneumonia are equally dangerous."?
Both serious: Both RSV and bacterial pneumonia can be serious in young children. RSV is caused by a virus and is self-limited, but may take weeks to resolve. Bacterial pneumonia is usually treated with an antibiotic. Either can require hospitalization if the patient doesn't seem to be getting enough oxygen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i be concerned if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?
Would very very occasional and accidental exposer to second hand cigarette smoke cause serious health problems to children?
Can teens that weren't directly around second hand and don't smoke personally get COPD? Also is it likely?
Yes: This is called third-hand smoke exposure. The small particles, nicotine and chemicals that are given off in cigarette smoke can be transferred onto clothing. This has been found to be a problem especially for children. Please read this from mayo clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/third-hand-smoke/an01985. ...Read more
Gramps used to smoke around us kids. He breathed a lot of second hand smoke and didn't know how to deal with it. Are we at risk now?
It depends.: Lung cancer has a peak incidence between 55 and 65 years. Cases under 40 are rare. The international agency for research on cancer, the U.S. Surgeon general, and many other agencies have classified secondhand smoke as a carcinogen, and many U.S. Studies showed an increased relative risk nonsmokers. It also causes worse asthma and death from heart disease, and more lung infections in children. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child has cornelia de lange syndrome is it common for this kids to put their hands in their mouth?
Foranswers/reference: Putting hands in the mouth is a common feature of children everywhere. Not necessarily related to any specific genetic disorder. Attached there is a link to a site that offers general information and also provides other links to support sites for parents etc. Good luck! http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/cornelia-de-lange-syndrome ...Read more
Ingested toxin: The hs in my office are gell forms of ethyl alcohol with a variety of additives that make them un palatable. If injested , this product could lower blood sugar in an infant but would not likely do much else. If the particular sanitizer were a form of wood alcohol (methanol) ingestion of small amounts could be deadly. Surface application of these products is benign but does dry the skin over time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would very occasional and accidental exposer to second hand smoke cause serious health problems in children?
Are those afflicted with ADHD classified as a 'vulnerable adult'? This is in regard to the 22 year-old grandson of a close family friend who has adhd.Two years ago, two adult men in their late 40's had asked him to move in with them. They immediately bega
Unfamiliar term: Not sure of the context of "vulnerable adult" as a specific label. Certainly, adhd that lasts into adulthood is associaated with a wide range of increased risk for bad outcomes, and certain individuals with adhd retain a social immaturity that might make it easier for others to prey upon them. However, that is far from universal and more related to immaturity than adhd per se. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A bookshelf was delivered for my 7 yo Aspergers son. It smells strongly of varnish. Is it safe for him to sleep upstairs with the fumes downstairs?
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