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Are there any recorded risks to the kids from breathing air freshener at home?

Are there any recorded risks to the kids from breathing air freshener at home?

Depends on the child: If a child has asthma, strong scents can trigger symptoms. Also, some children have allergies to certain chemicals. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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Are there any good benefits from being in the steam room?

Are there any good benefits from being in the steam room?

Possibly: Theoretically, it should open up your pores in the skin, loosen up mucus in the sinuses, help loosen up sore muscles and increase blood flow. It is recommended to take a cool shower after a steam bath to close up the pores again. There maybe certain medical problems in which it is not recommended to be in a steam bath. ...Read more

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A child at school has occasional pee accidents. Are there any risks to the other kids?

A child at school has occasional pee accidents.  Are there any risks to the other kids?

No: A kid peeing in his/her underclothes is not likely to have any adverse health effects on other children, other than the yuck factor for some. ...Read more

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What, if any, are the health risks of keeping multiple caged little pets in a child's room?

What, if any, are the health risks of keeping multiple caged little pets in a child's room?

Infections..: Stool and urine, food particles can all become airborne......And the child will inhale them. Better kept elsewhere. ...Read more

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Do air purifiers (or air cleaners) reduce a person's chance of lung cancer? Would having high quality air purifiers at home and in my office at work reduce my chance of getting cancer? I live in an area with bad air pollution. I don't know if these devic

Do air purifiers (or air cleaners) reduce a person's chance of lung cancer? Would having high quality air purifiers at home and in my office at work reduce my chance of getting cancer?  I live in an area with bad air pollution. I don't know if these devic

Unknown, can't hurt: The best way to reduce the risk of lung cancer is to avoid tobacco smoke, either smoking yourself or second hand smoke. In areas with high pollution, hepa filters may sounds reasonable but unless you live in a bubble you'll still be exposed to inhaled pollutants. There is no evidence that filters prevent lung cancer, but may help other issues like allergies, asthma, and general qol! ...Read more

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Is there any medicine to help open up the throat for bleach allergies to breath easier? A paper mill that puts bleach into the air periodically

Is there any medicine to help open up the throat for bleach allergies to breath easier? A paper mill that puts bleach into the air periodically

See your doctor: For a prescription medication, you need assessment, may need an allergist/immunologist evaluation, you most probably have an upper and lower airways involvement due to an environmental trigger, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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What are some methods to prevent an asthma attack when you are in the middle of nowhere with no electricity or cell phone service?

What are some methods to prevent an asthma attack when you are in the middle of nowhere with no electricity or cell phone service?

Asthma Action Plan!: Understand in detail your asthma action plan as outlined by your physician. Keep all rescue meds with you. Be sure you have good inhaler technique. Consider preventive medication if you are using more than 2 refills of albuterol a year. Inhaled steroids combined with "leucotriene inhibitors" are very effective in preventing attacks! Thanks for taking such an interest in your health! ...Read more

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I might be moving from Boston to Denver. Are there any health risks or benefits associated with that change in altitude?

I might be moving from Boston to Denver. Are there any health risks or benefits associated with that change in altitude?

Not Generally: Your body will accommodate to the mile high altitude so you will be breathing more normal over a short period of time. ...Read more

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Are there any non-prescription eye drops that help, with the wildfire smoke in the air?

Are there any non-prescription eye drops that help, with the wildfire smoke in the air?

Yes: Artificial tears are a good source to utilize for helping the ocular surface. Basically a dilutional effect with the added tears will aide the debris elimination of your tear-blink mechanism. I also recommend protective eyeglasses and decreasing exposure to the smoke as much as possible. ...Read more

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Doctor, during home insemination there was some air bubbles in the syringe?Is there any problem in conceiving?Can it cause embolism?

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during home insemination there was some air bubbles in the syringe?Is there any problem in conceiving?Can it cause embolism?

No embolism: Nope. As others and I have mentioned before. This is not a risk for embolism. You are not inserting the syringe into an artery. No need to worry and no need to ask this question again. Best wishes on getting pregnant. ...Read more

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How do you eat with a gas mask on if there are pollutants in the air?

How do you eat with a gas mask on if there are pollutants in the air?

Depends: If you are in an environment that forces you to wear a gas mask. Then you must move to an area that is safe to take mask off so you can eat safely. ...Read more

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I live in St. Louis where the pollution makes the air quality poor. Is there something that I can do at home to protect myself from ailments?

I live in St. Louis where the pollution makes the air quality poor.  Is there something that I can do at home to protect myself from ailments?

Air Pollution: A hepa filter in the bedroom helps a great deal. Get in the habit of humming ofter. This restores the lazy cilia caused by the pollution. Drive windows closed with air conditioner on. Avoid outside on bad days. Wearing Breathe.Pure nasal filters helps for large particles. Important to be well hydrated. more at www.grossaninstitute.com ...Read more

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At a conference and the bathroom sprays air freshener. Saw a big cloud of spray while in there today. I'm pregnant. Can it be harmful to baby?

At a conference and the bathroom sprays air freshener. Saw a big cloud of spray while in there today. I'm pregnant. Can it be harmful to baby?

Not really: Those spray fragrance things can have an estrogenizing effect if exposed multiple times over an extended period of time. A few random encounters is hardly likely to cause any harm. ...Read more

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Have you seen any older people hurt at their home due to lack of home safety precautions by their children?

Have you seen any older people hurt at their home due to lack of home safety precautions by their children?

No: That question has a tone of concern that children are to blame for not doing home safety precautions....People are clever whether they are 2 years, 20, or 80+. Unless one is a rubber room with no furniture, there are ways to get hurt. Doing the best you can to provide a safe environment is important . Do not ignore signs that older parents are having balance or cognitive issues and be proactive. ...Read more

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What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?

What are the most common health and safety precautions that can be taken to prevent accidents in children around the house?

Locks and gates: The person most dangerous to the average toddler is himself. Any potentially toxic substances, cleaners, sprays, medicines, alcohol etc., should be out of reach and/or locked up. Heavy objects that can topple (like big table lamps) should be out of reach. Stairways should be gated securely. Choking hazards should be stored. Remember, accidents will happen anyway. Stay calm when they do. ...Read more

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Is there any gluten free food available anywhere in airlines when you are flying ?

Is there any gluten free food available anywhere in airlines when you are flying ?

Maybe: Airlines are becoming more sensitive to this issue but to ensure gf i would still pack your own food. ...Read more

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Are there any diseases I can get from walking barefoot in the shower at the fitness center?

Are there any diseases I can get from walking barefoot in the shower at the fitness center?

Warts, athletes foot: In addition to athlete's foot - which is a fungal infection - people can pick up plantar warts, which are caused by viruses. This is how plantar warts are commonly passed among family members. If i were you, i'd always use flip-flops in the fitness center shower! ...Read more

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