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Accidentally fed my 9 months old baby formula that was sitting out for 4hours in an air conditioned room. What are the risks?

Accidentally fed my 9 months old baby formula that was sitting out for 4hours in an air conditioned room. What are the risks?

Minimal: Formula that is left at room temperature for that duration after a baby has started feeding, may have a chance of germ build up. This might produce some indigestion and loose stools.This is less likely if it was just left out but not as a feed. ...Read more

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My wife is ra+ and she has breathing trouble and sweats during night even in air-conditioned room. Can you comment?

My wife is ra+ and she has breathing trouble and sweats during night even in air-conditioned room. Can you comment?

B sure 2 R/O TB: Many of the drugs used in rx of autoimmune diseases do suppress ur immune system & they usually carry a warning about tb> if mom is TB negative b 4. Have her worked up with chest x-ray and eval by her rheumatologist & repeat her TB test. ...Read more

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Why does my nose get stuffy after being in air conditioned room? Mainly in rooms with window ac units, not places with central air

Why does my nose get stuffy after being in air conditioned room? Mainly in rooms with window ac units, not places with central air

? Mold allergy: Molds tend to linger more in window units/split units, which need cleaning more often, that can be a cause. Another cause can be vasomotor rhinitis, difference in temperature/atmospheric pressure would cause congestion in nasal vessels leading to stuffy nose. Keep using the saline nasal washes, try to see an ENT for evaluation if you really suffer ...Read more

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What would cause me to keep sweating, even though I am in a air conditioned room. An my sweat smells sour.

What would cause me to keep sweating, even though I am in a air conditioned room. An my sweat smells sour.

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. This way you can get the best treatment. ...Read more

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My lips are so dry and I can't even stay in an air-conditioned room for long. What vitamins am I lacking? If needed, I will take the medicine.

My lips are so dry and I can't even stay in an air-conditioned room for long. What vitamins am I lacking? If needed, I will take the medicine.

May be food allergy: Riboflavin (b2), zinc, or iron deficiency can cause cheilosis (cracked corners of mouth), so it may help to supplement with these. Check with your doc. In addition, you could have a chronic food allergy causing your cracked lips. Common causes include gluten/gliadin (wheat), dairy, soy, and eggs. An elimination diet may help. In the meantime, keep lips moisturized with non-petroleum products. ...Read more

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My throat and part of my sinus don't feel good when I am in an air conditioned room and sometimes have been spitting blood when to much aircon?

My throat and part of my sinus don't feel good when I am in an air conditioned room and sometimes have been spitting blood when to much aircon?

Allergic rhinitis: That is part of the allergic rhinitis syndrome. You develop allergy, small amount of mucous but enough to dry up the blood vessels in the back of the nose and throat they are engorged, hence the congestion, and then pop, hence the blood in the spit. Main treatment is avoidance, and if unavoidable, try antihistamine like Allegra or Claritin and the allergy nasal or steoid sprays. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a baby, 1 month old, to travel in the air conditioned coach of a train?

Is it ok for a baby, 1 month old, to travel in the air conditioned coach of a train?

Yes: Traveling with babies requries some advanced planning. Keep your baby comfortable and bring plenty of supplies (clothes, diapers, etc) as you may experience delays while traveling. Infants under 8 weeks of age are particualry susceptible to infections, so limit exposure to people who could accidentlally spread illness. If your baby becomes ill or has a fever while traveling call your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Florida is hot, sticky and humid 11 months a year. Being in an air conditioned house is very expensive. Can people get allergies in a/c all the time?

Florida is hot, sticky and humid 11 months a year. Being in an air conditioned house is very expensive. Can people get allergies in a/c all the time?

Of course: There are lots of reasons for indoor allergies - pets, dust, mites, mold, mildew. If you notice a difference when you are out of your house, then you might want to go through your house to remove allergens and have the a/c ducts cleaned out. ...Read more

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My child just tasted a drop of room air freshener. What should I do now?

My child just tasted a drop of room air freshener. What should I do now?

After poison control: May be a good time to child proof and remove any chemicals your child will get into as well as household items that may cause accidents. ...Read more

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Room is small and stuffy. When I wake up, have to go in hall and am gasping for breath kind of. Is it because no air in room and too dusty in room.?

Room is small and stuffy. When I wake up, have to go in hall and am gasping for breath kind of. Is it because no air in room and too dusty in room.?

Sleep apnia is one: Possibility. Your doc can order a sleep study if he/she thinks it necessary. Air quality is a factor, especially dryness. Try a humidifier when sleeping. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?

Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?

Ear pain or popping: The care taker will experience similar feeling to being in an airplane. Since the caretaker is not using a mask he is not breathing 100% oxygen. Hence no risk of oxygen toxicity. ...Read more

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If I go in a room with asbestos in the air for about a minute is it going to harm me?

If I go in a room with asbestos in the air for about a minute is it going to harm me?

Unlikely: But repeated/chronic exposure does have the potential to cause you health problems as it can damage your lungs on chronic exposure and sometimes cause cancer of the lung or pleura. ...Read more

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Can anybody help my wife's problem, every time she sleep at our air condition room she is sick with ashma?

Can anybody help my wife's problem, every time she sleep at our air condition room she is sick with ashma?

Asthma: Perhaps cold air is one of her triggers. Perhaps you could agree on a slightly warmer room or she could sleep in another room where it is not so cold to see if there is any change in her symptoms. ...Read more

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I sweat a lot from my back. Even when sitting in airconditioned room most of the time. Does it have a particular reason.

I sweat a lot from my back. Even when sitting in airconditioned room most of the time. Does it have a particular reason.

Probably not: This is probably an area where you have a lot of over active sweat glands. You could see a dermatologist to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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While fighting sickness, should you change your sheets, and refresh your room's air? Can you get sick from your own germs in the room?

While fighting sickness, should you change your sheets, and refresh your room's air? Can you get sick from your own germs in the room?

No and No: You should keep clean sheets but you do not need to change them more frequently than normal. Normal room ventilation is fine. You will not get sicker from your own germs. ...Read more

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Can cigaret smoke make room air hot? Every time my sister lights up, it feels like I'm suffocating and hot. Or am I sensitive to the smoke?

Can cigaret smoke make room air hot? Every time my sister lights up, it feels like I'm suffocating and hot. Or am I sensitive to the smoke?

It's you: The stuff can make folks flush. I am sorry your sister is a smoker and that she does not have the courtesy to go outside to smoke. She needs to get with the times. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days I had my air condition on and off on low. I have accutane store in my room. It says to store between 59-86 degrees. Is this ok?

For the past 3 days I had my air condition on and off on low. I have accutane store in my room. It says to store between 59-86 degrees. Is this ok?

What was room temp?: With your air conditioner cutting on & off, as long as your room was btwn 59-86 degrees, your Accutane should be fine. ...Read more

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Now that it's hot outside can 3 month old sleep in his room with the air conditioner on? What temperature? Also how should he be dressed for sleep?

Now that it's hot outside can 3 month old sleep in his room with the air conditioner on? What temperature? Also how should he be dressed for sleep?

Yes at nl temp: A 3mo has the ability to self regulate temperature within comfortable ranges. A room kept at comfortable temp range for a normally dressed adult is fine. (commonly 70-75) by 3m a baby should be alone in diaper, shirt & onzie on a firm mattress with no pillows, bumpers, blankets. You can tell if baby is a bit warm by feeling sweat at the back of the head, cold if you see chill bumps. ...Read more

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I have bronchitis I may have caught from living in a room with damp in the air. The symptoms have bin for 6 month will 2 weeks of predisolone work?

I have bronchitis I may have caught from living in a room with damp in the air. The symptoms have bin for 6 month will 2 weeks of predisolone work?

Don't try: You should not be taking prednisone for 6 months of bronchitis until a doctor has done a complete physical exam, probably x-rays, perhaps sputum culture and is convinced it is not an infection and is a manifestation of asthma. ...Read more

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I was put on 02 when my levels were 87-88%.. My levels are now 93-95 on room air. Is it unhealthy to continue with oxygen? I am worried about thr

I was put on 02 when my levels were 87-88%.. My levels are now 93-95 on room air. Is it unhealthy to continue with oxygen? I am worried about thr

Hypoxia: Is anything less than 92% or 89% depending on who you ask. It is not unhealthy to continue with oxygen, but if you don't have shortness of breath on exertion, I don't see why it would be necessary. ...Read more

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The past 3 days, my air condition was on and off and felt like 40-50 degrees. I have accutane store in my room which needs 59 to 86degree. Is this ok?

The past 3 days, my air condition was on and off and felt like 40-50 degrees. I have accutane store in my room which needs 59 to 86degree. Is this ok?

Cooler is usually: Better than hotter. 86° seems rather hot to store any type of pharmaceuticals. You can always call the manufacturer, and assess their customer service line what to do. That's always a great option! ...Read more

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Is oxygen saturation in room air the same thing as spo2?

Is oxygen saturation in room air the same thing as spo2?

Yes, generally: Speaking. Spo2 refers to any oxygen saturation obtained by using pulse oximetry, the type of absorption spectrophotometry - that is why "p" is added. It will reasonably accurately show the percentage of oxygenated hemoglobin in the individual's blood at the wide range of inspired oxygen concentrations - from room air to a 100% o2. ...Read more

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Is it unusual to cough one time when you wake up followed by some thick white sputum? I sleep with air conditoner in room and fan

Is it unusual to cough one time when you wake up followed by some thick white sputum? I sleep with air conditoner in room and fan

Yes: Many people will have post-nasal drainage while sleeping that can collect in the back of the throat. When you awake, the first thing your bodt wants to do with that sensation is to clear it out. ...Read more

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Can you get flu by being in a room after sick people had been in there (waiting room) if you were not around them? Does the flu remain in the air?

Can you get flu by being in a room after sick people had been in there (waiting room) if you were not around them? Does the flu remain in the air?

Yes, it's airborne: A flu patient coughs and sneezes into the air. How risky that is to bystanders depends on how many viruses a patient is spewing out, how much time has passed since the cough or sneeze, how fast the air is flowing, which direction the air is flowing, how much inherent protection a bystander has (did he get his vaccine, or already caught that flu strain), what protection he wears (face mask), etc... ...Read more

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Friend burnt noodles in dorm room micro 1 week ago, aired room, room smelled, still smells, can residual burnt plastic (not smoke) smell be harmful?

Friend burnt noodles in dorm room micro 1 week ago, aired room, room smelled, still smells, can residual burnt plastic (not smoke) smell be harmful?

No: No, not if one keeps some fresh air flowing. It's just a an odor... To let a person know to clean the microwave oven and the room, and to let some fresh air in. ...Read more

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Other than low fat, what are the other causes that can lead one to feeling cold easily in an air-con room, compared to others who feel warm instead?

Other than low fat, what are the other causes that can lead one to feeling cold easily in an air-con room, compared to others who feel warm instead?

Metabolic issues: Other possible causes for feeling cold easily include an underactive thyroid gland (Hypothyroidism), and a low blood count (Anemia). Hypersensitivity of your central nervous system is a more vague potential cause. Depression/anxiety can also make people more acutely sensitive to their surroundings. If this is a big problem for you, a brief doctor's visit and some labs can give you peace of mind. ...Read more

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Are air wick or glade air fresheners and ionic breezes harmful to babies? I have a month old baby and my mom has air fresheners in the living room as well as an ionic breaze. I wanna know if its harmful to her so my mom will believe me if it is

Are air wick or glade air fresheners and ionic breezes harmful to babies? I have a month old baby and my mom has air fresheners in the living room as well as an ionic breaze. I wanna know if its harmful to her so my mom will believe me if it is

A: A british study following 14, 000 children linked use of air fresheners and aerosols in the home during pregnancy and after birth to a significant increase in diarrhea and earaches. A number of studies have shown that air fresheners and aerosols increase volatile organic compound levels. ...Read more

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What reasons might a 5yo trachee develop o2 dependence after 5yrs stable on room air? Expreemie

What reasons might a 5yo trachee develop o2 dependence after 5yrs stable on room air? Expreemie

Ask subspecialist: A parent of a preemie should never hesitate to ask the local doctor of the child for a referral if a problem develops. If there is a major medical center or children's hospital nearby, there may be experts experienced in helping a preemie who develops later problems related to birth or treatment in nicu. ...Read more

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