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Doctor insights on: Breathing Of Animals

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Is breathing in large amounts of chalk dust dangerous?

Is breathing in large amounts of chalk dust dangerous?

Yes: Chalk dust, talcum powder, & similar fine substances can creat problems in lungs similar to "black lung"; they're all forms of silicosis & can compromise lung function. Wear a mask/filter if exposed to such materials. If already exposed, see fp/pulmonologist for lung function tests. ...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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Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Stop and walk out&: Stop and walk out of the woods, and go directly to where your inhalers and/or nebuliser are.If you can not get to it, go to the nearest emergency department. You need a bronchodilator and inhaled or oral steroids. ...Read more

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Is smog generally the cause of trouble breathing in city environment?

Is smog generally the cause of trouble breathing in city environment?

It can: It certainly could as smog can irritate the pulmonary system but talk to your physician. ...Read more

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What are some signs of behavior of cats with rabies?

What are some signs of behavior of cats with rabies?

Rabies in cats: Cats infected with the rabies virus can go through three stages. In the first stage, the cat may have fever, drool and itch the site of the bite. The second phase which occurs on the second or third day is the furious stage where the cat's behavior becomes erratic. The third phase is the paralytic stage where the cat becomes paralyzed and dies ...Read more

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Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

Indoor air quality? Which indoor plants are helpful in cleaning air of co2 and other toxins?

All : All plants participate in photosynthesis, a chemical reaction that converts carbon dioxide into organic compounds such as sugars, using the energy from sunlight. In general the more chlorophyll present (the substance that provides the green color to leaves), the more photosynthesis that will be taking place. Therefore as a general rule, the larger and leafier the plant, the more photosynthesis that will be occurring in the presence of sunlight. However, having more indoor plants will not result in a significantly lower carbon dioxide concentration than the rest of the atmosphere, as indoor air is always in communication with the rest of the environment. Also, carbon dioxide at these concentrations is not harmful to humans, and having indoor plants does not result in significant air detoxification that can be attributed to any meaningful health benefits. ...Read more

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Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Difficulty breathing through nose at night the cause of sleep apnea?

Usually not: Nasal obstruction can worsen sleep apnea but in most cases it is not the cause. Sometimes nasal obstruction is not really nasal , but due to throat obstruction, too. Nasal obstruction should be treated as even in absence of sleep apnea it affects sleep quality and daytime function. For some patients, treatment of nasal obstruction can aid in the treatment of sleep apnea. ...Read more

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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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What are the different symptoms of breathing diesel fumes?

Varied: Certainly the noxious odor is the first; prolonged exposure can lead to a feeling of breathlessness, and even to passing out from it. My advice would be to ensure adequate ventillation if you have to be around them; or simply be as far away from them as possible. ...Read more

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Danger of dust mites in eyes and ears?

Danger of dust mites in eyes and ears?

Dust mite allergies: These can cause numerous symptoms including itchy eyes, ear congestion secondary to nose congestion, with subsequent ear fluid in the middle ear. Consult an allergist, they can go over things in details. ...Read more

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Can inhaling the dust of cat poop cause toxoplasmosis?

Can inhaling the dust of cat poop cause toxoplasmosis?

Swallow, not breathe: You need to swallow toxoplasmosis in order to get sick. So if cat poop dust gets on your hands and you forget to wash your hands, you could possibly transfer the toxoplasmosis from your hands to your mouth. You can't catch it from breathing. ...Read more

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What effect of carbon dioxide of a rescuer's air have on a victim during mouth to mouth resuscitation?

What effect of carbon dioxide of a rescuer's air have on a victim during mouth to mouth resuscitation?

No effect: Generally small enough percentage that is doesn't make a difference. The idea is to get oxyden into the victim, that's what is needed. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of air pollution and water pollution on children?

What are the health effects of air pollution and water pollution on children?

Research ongoing: there have been any studies over the past decade looking at effects of pollution on children. Some studies have looked at associations between pollution exposure in-utero and after birth with asthma, development, school performance, as well as many others. While nothing is 100% certain, it is better to have less exposure to pollution than more exposure. ...Read more

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Breathing troubles and coughing. Lots of stuff in nose. Flu?

Breathing troubles and coughing. Lots of  stuff in nose. Flu?

See doctor...: Shortness of breath can be life-threatening so you need to be seen by a doctor asap.If your shortness of breath is severe or worsening, go to the er. Your symptoms are more likely flu if you have a fever. If not, you may have acute bronchitis or even an allergic etiology. In order to be treated, it must be diagnosed first so see a doctor asap, today! ...Read more

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What are the effects of breathing in chloroform?

Passing out, death: Chloroform can produce anesthetic effects. This means it can knock you out. If you have no way of knowing how much you are giving yourself by inhaling, you could potentially give yourself a whiff strong enough to knock you out for good - and i mean for good. You are also likely killing off brain cells with unmonitored administration of this med. Just a plain bad idea. ...Read more

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Shortness of breath,hands shaking are the effects of energy drinks?

Shortness of breath,hands shaking are the effects of energy drinks?

Could be: If your shortness of breath is very mild you can try stopping all caffeine and see if your symptoms resolve. If the shortness of breath is not mild you should be seen right away to make sure there is nothing more serious causing it. Nevertheless you should stop caffeine and see if you improve. If you do, please reduce consumption, or preferably stop drinking these drinks. ...Read more

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Is there optimal pattern of breathing with obstructive airway disease?

Is there optimal pattern of breathing with obstructive airway disease?

Hmm: There are different characteristics that make one persons sleep apnea better than another's, but there is no optimal pattern. Apneas are already abnormal breathing patterns. ...Read more