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Can you get nageleria fowleri from breathing in a raindrop through your nose?

Can you get nageleria fowleri from breathing in a raindrop through your nose?

No: Rainwater is filtered in the atmosphere but can contain chemicals. N. Fowleri is found in fresh water like ponds, lakes, rivers, and hot springs. It is also found in soil, near warm-water discharges of industrial plants, and unchlorinated swimming pools in an amoeboid or temporary flagellate stage. It is not believed to be in ocean water either. ...Read more

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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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Cleaning dump truck LOTS of dirt some dirt in the air went up my nose when breathing could I be exposed to naegleria I live in a hot state FL?

Cleaning dump truck LOTS of dirt some dirt in the air went up my nose when breathing could I be exposed to naegleria I live in a hot state FL?

More information: It tends to be a water borne illness. This is some information on the topic from the Florida Health Department: http://newsroom.doh.state.fl.us/wp-content/uploads/newsroom/2014/06/06.04.14Naegleria-Fowleri.pdf It is unlikely, but the advise on the above link is useful. ...Read more

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Cleaned dump truck with LOTS of dirt some went in the air and went up my nose (dirt dust) when breathing could I be exposed to naegleria I live in a ?

Cleaned dump truck with LOTS of dirt some went in the air and went up my nose (dirt dust) when breathing could I be exposed to naegleria I live in a ?

Naegleria: This is highly unlikely. there have only been just over 100 cases in the United States in the past 50 years and I have not seen a documented case in Florida. It is a good practice to wear a mask when working with anything that can be inhaled. ...Read more

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Inhaled accidentally whatever was on my husbands hands ( smoker, welder) now it's like I can't smell anything & breathing in through nose feels weird?

Inhaled accidentally whatever was on my husbands hands ( smoker, welder) now it's like I can't smell anything & breathing in through nose feels weird?

Irritant: Consistent with irritant inhalation that would result in inflammation of the mucusa. Saline irrigation may provide relief. If this happens in other situations (eg other irritants like fragrances or fumes, spicy foods, weather changes, etc) then you may have a form of chronic rhinitis that can be managed by an Allergist. ...Read more

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When I run I find it hard to breath in through my nose and out through my mouth I can only feel comfortable breathing in and out my mouth hurts throet?

When I run I find it hard to breath in through my nose and out through my mouth I can only feel comfortable breathing in and out my mouth hurts throet?

Call or see doctor: The nose can get congested due to blood engorgement or allergies to environment of running. See your doctor for evaluation of mechanical blockage, engorgement, and allergic nose. Can you breath okay at night to sleep? ...Read more

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Im 19 years old and i get my left side nose running every morning and it blocks my ears tell the point i hear my self breathing in my ears loudly ?

Im 19 years old and i  get my left side nose running  every morning and it blocks my ears tell the point i hear my self breathing  in my ears loudly  ?

Post-nasal drip: Thick post-nasal drip that is causing problems with the eustachian tubes should probably be evaluated. Sinusitis should be ruled out. Sleeping with your head elevated a bit might help keep the drainage away from your eustachian tubes. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose hardly any mucus. Mucus has no color no fever no coughing no sickness feels really dry when breathing in through nose saline spray useless?

Stuffy nose hardly any mucus. Mucus has no color no fever no coughing no sickness feels really dry when breathing in through nose saline spray useless?

Nasal congestion: You may be suffering from nasal allergies, depending where you live, this time of the year indoor allergies are the main cause of your symptoms, such as dust mites and pet dander. You may needto seeyour doctor for a steroid nasal spray. A humidifer for the bedroom also helps. ...Read more

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