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Bonfire Smoke Inhalation
What is the risk of getting damaging smoke inhalation from a bonfire if the wood jumps out and smoke surrounds you but you leave the site after?
How do you feel now?: If you feel better and better as time passes, you are probably alright. If you don't - especially if you feel worse, go to an er or urgent care. You know if your respiratory system is basically strong or not. If not, check it with your doctor even if you feel pretty good so they'll have a record of the incident for future reference. Best! ...Read more
Smoke Exposure (Definition)
When you inhale smoke of any kind. The smoke released by any type of fire (cigarette, forest, brush, crop, structure, tires, waste or wood burning) is a mixture of particles and chemicals produced by incomplete burning of carbon-containing materials and can harm you. ...Read more
Yes: Absolutely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fire.: The word "thermal" implies temperature, i.e. heat. ...Read more
Usually short lived: Smoke inhalation can irritate lung tissue but it's usually short lived. It depends on what was burning though. Certain plastics and rubbers can be toxic when burned and cause more issues. If it last more than a few days, or there is any shortness of breath, chest pain or other severe symptoms, go get checked out. ...Read more
Smoke inhalation: We will examin you give you humidified oxygen, bronchodilaters, suction and if indicated endotracheal tube and chest physiotherapy. Treatment depends on the severity of smoke inhalation. If severe case hospitalisation, and nebulised Heparin and acetylecystein, oxygen therapy due to inhalation of carbon monooxide. ...Read more
Smoke inhalation inc: No you can not, don't worry.Get a more detailed answer ›
Inhaling smoke: Any breathing in (inhalation) of burned materials, including vapors, particulate matter, etc. Tnhalationalinjury maybe difficult to distinguish from thermal inhalation all injury if the smoke was hot. ...Read more
That depends on: What types of toxic fumes/ vapors are released and how much toxic material is inhaled. For instance, a person lying on the ground may inhale less smoke that someone who is standing. There isn't a one size fits all answer for this one. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on what you mean. Inhaling virtually any type of smoke will trigger an asthma attack in those whose asthma is not well controlled, and often even in those in whom it is. For a non asthmatic, significant smoke inhalation, such as being in a burning building, can damage the lungs in such a way as to cause asthma. I have a firefighter in my practice on permanent disability for this. ...Read more
Patient stabilizing: Smoke inhalation due to fire can cause three types of injuries including thermal injury to the airways, chemical injury and poisoning due to carbon monoxide or cyanide. The first thing to do is immediate assessment of the patient's airway, breathing, and circulation. After stabilizing the patient then he needs to be treated for each specific type of injury. ...Read more
Increase or cause: Exposure to environmental tobacco smoke can aggravate asthma and may also be the cause of asthma in some age groups. New onset asthma has been reported in teens who smoke. ...Read more
Candle in bathroom: No you will not, a candle does not produce that much smoke and even if you spend considerable time in the bathroom you will not in danger og smoke inhalation. ...Read more
If you have clear mucus after smoke inhalation, have sinus congestion but are functioning normally two days after the event should you go see a dr.
Smoke inhalation: You should see your doctor to make sure the smoke didn't damage your lungs. ...Read more
Can any one tell me if my gas mask would help to prevent smoke inhalation? I carry it on planes and when I travel.
Gas masks&smoke inha: Yes it may help.Get a more detailed answer ›
I am experiencing hoarse voice after mild smoke inhalation of burnt paper towel. The following also describes me: Loss of voice. What should I do?
Mgt: I would advise warm liquids, lozenges and rest. If it persists, please see ENT. ...Read more
I am allergic to cigarette smoke. I passed by a smoker who exhaled cigarette smoke. I inhaled that smoke. Can this smoke inhalation cause lung cancer?
While second hand smoke is not good, an occasional exposure is not likely to materially change your risk for lung cancer. Please note that about 10% of lung cancers occur in non-smokers.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No: You're living in an ocean of carcinogens -- there's stuff in lemons and pepper that would be banned if they were artificial chemicals. Cancer is multistage process of molecular events. You'll never prove, and have little reason to believe, that a particular one-time exposure -- even if quite rough -- had anything to do with a particular cancer. ...Read more
Does smoke inhalation cause symptoms similar to those of your sinuses draining? Like chest congestion, stuffy nose, yellow/greenish mucus? Asthma?
Can burning cardboard/wrappers kill you if you breath it in at a bonfire? I have bad anxiety and feel like I'm dying. My heartbeat is fast
Panic Attack: If you are concerned about your immediate health, go to your local ER. There is a chance that your anxiety is causing the panic. Anxiety is very treatable to something that can be managed well. You may find it helpful to go for walk, take some deep breaths, distract yourself with a call to a friend or a good movie. Your anxiety will pass soon. ...Read more
Weed: Smoking weed is not good fior health. You came out of it for 3 months. That's a good news. Congrats. Don't think of going back to it to ruin your life. You are ionly 23 years old. You have bright future bro. Think positively. Focus on your family, studies or job. ...Read more
What happens if you only puff a cigarette does it harm you or does it only harm you when you inhale the smoke?
Choose a cancer.: In the oropharyngeal area we can get cancers from cigarettes as well. Not just lung. ...Read more
I was burning lead from a mechanical pencil and it started to smoke and I don't think I inhaled any smoke what should I do?
Nothing: Pencil lead is graphite - a form of carbon just like coal and burns easily. A small amount in a mechanical pencil cannot create enough carbon monoxide to cause any lasting damage. There is no lead in a lead pencil! You should have a carbon monoxide monitor in your home for safety's sake anyway, though. ...Read more
Is it okay if I inhale the smoke of a cigar? Just wondering, I know you're not suppose to but is it seriously harmful if I do?
No: No. It is seriously harmful. Also, please note that the ph of cigar smoke is a little more alkaline and penetrates the tissues better than cigarette smoke, thus more harmful puff for puff. I used to smoke one or two per year but gave that up after learning more about how harmful they are. ...Read more
Okay so I burnt a lipstick tube but once it caught on fire I blew it out but inhaled the smoke when blown out. Would anything happen to me?
Probably not but. ..: The number for poison control throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, and Caribean is POI-SONS. You don't have to look it up. You need the name of the product. The really nasty things have a skull and crossbones on them. ...Read more
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