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Will I get sick from inhaling baby powder a few times?

Will I get sick from inhaling baby powder a few times?

Probably Not: Most baby powder today is made up of corn starch which is much safer than talc. If breathed in in very small amounts it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from inhaling spoiled bacon as it is cooking?

No but why?: Why would you put yourself at risk using bacon obviously spoiled. The vapors from this are harmless although possibly irritation if inhaled too deeply or steadily. But I suggest spoiled bacon should be put in compost or discarded. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from inhaling white mold from Orange juice and dish soap in hookah pipe for six months? Idk how long the mold was there for. But quit

Can you get sick from inhaling white mold from Orange juice and dish soap in hookah pipe for six months? Idk how long the mold was there for. But quit

Mold: If it is 6 months and to date have not developed sinus or pulmonary ills like sinusitis, cough, shortness of breath, pneumonia, the probability of having been infected is low. There are many unknowns-what was the white stuff?, if absolutely worried CXR. CT sinuses would tell you if lurking infection. Wash all equipment before and after use with hibiclens. Let dry f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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My asthma is starting up I had not had problems with my asthma in two years only when I get sick my resue inhaler is two years old can I use it?

My asthma is starting up I had not had problems with my asthma in two years only when I get sick my resue inhaler is two years old can I use it?

Not a good idea: Best will be to call your prescriber's office for a refill. This way they will also be aware of your condition and the fact that you are using it. ...Read more

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I’m very much physically active with hectic inhalation allergies. Virgin Active gyms with indoor pools seems to trigger my allergies badly. I therefore get ill often. I have seen some gym members training with masks on. Will they be of any use to me?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I’m very much physically active with hectic inhalation allergies. Virgin Active gyms with indoor pools seems to trigger my allergies badly. I therefore get ill often. I have seen some gym members training with masks on. Will they be of any use to me?

Hard to say: Although wearing a mask may potentially be helpful, much of the allergens inhaled would have come from outside of the gym (assuming it is kept clean). Depending on the type of allergic symptoms, your doctor will be able to Rx you a medication to control your symptoms. See an allergist if you continue to have problem. ...Read more

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Can someone get very ill or die from taking 5 puffs of inhaler when the recommended dose is 2?

Can someone get very ill or die from taking 5 puffs of inhaler when the recommended dose is 2?

Inhaler: Unlikely. An albuterol inhaler or beta agonist will make someone's heart race, a steroid inhaler would very likely cause no side effects (just was mouth out to avoid a yeast infection). ...Read more

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After sleeping 6 hours, I get stabbing pain between my shoulder blades along my spine. Inhaling causes rib cage pain (not sick). Is my MS a factor?

After sleeping 6 hours, I get stabbing pain between my shoulder blades along my spine. Inhaling causes rib cage pain (not sick). Is my MS a factor?

Possibilities: Most likely answer involves degenerative disc disease or spondylosis affecting thoracic spine, and even cervical spine. A Lhermitte's phenomenon affecting spinal cord in neck could be occurring, but usually pattern is different. MS pts encounter pain at least 90% frequency, and would be worthwhile to explore with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can food get in your lungs hard to breath

Can food get in your lungs hard to breath

Yes,: Yes, this is a potentially serious situation as it can lead to obstructed breathing and significant infections. The fact that you are having difficulty breathing warrants a visit to an emergency department to rule out airway obstruction. ...Read more

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Can't eat it makes me feel sick... And I've notice even when I can smell food I feel sick... Also I'm finding it deficult to breath too... Help me!?

Can't eat it makes me feel sick... And I've notice even when I can smell food I feel sick... Also I'm finding it deficult to breath too... Help me!?

STAY CALM: Well these can be symptoms of a lot of things so need more information. Are you pregnant possibly, or is this anxiety and fear about something. Take a deep breath and write down what happens and when and if anything makes it better or worse. Then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ate broccoli, felt pain in chest food was "stuck", drank water it came back up- took 30 secs to cough and get breath, scary. How serious can this be?

Ate broccoli, felt pain in chest food was "stuck", drank water it came back up- took 30 secs to cough and get breath, scary. How serious can this be?

Food stuck: If this is a one time thing then I wouldn't worry about it. However, if you are routinely getting food that feels like it is getting stuck or you are regurgitating undigested food back up it would be worthwhile to talk with your provider and get that worked up. You may need a barium swallow or other evaluation. ...Read more

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I get constipated a lot and eat healthy food but nothing happens. An now you can smell it on my breath! What can I do?

I get constipated a lot and eat healthy food but nothing happens. An now you can smell it on my breath! What can I do?

See your doctor: You don't mention whether you drink much water, but this is necessary for good bowel function also. If you have been eating a healthy diet plus drinking at least 8 glasses of water/day & still have constipation, please see your doctor. You could be having side effects from medications or other conditions that need treatment. Good luck and be well. ...Read more

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My stomach seems to disagree with a lot of food products I eat and I have this terrible breath smell. What could it be and how to get rid of it?

My stomach seems to disagree with a lot of food products I eat and I have this terrible breath smell. What could it be and how to get rid of it?

You need to: Sit down and have a talk with your Health Care Professional... Bad Breath can arise from the stomach and it sounds like a complete GI (Gastrointestinal) evaluation is necessary!
You may also need to visit with a Nutritionist and
your Oral Health Provider!
Hope this helps!
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I have bad breath can't. Get rid of can my bad breath is due to weight or the types of foods I eat? Will it give me breathing problems in the future

Could be due: To dental issues or stomach issues. First check with the dentist. If that is good check with the doctor. It does not lead to breathing issues. ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel I can't get a deep breath, with a feeling of bloating esp when standing, even without excessive food intake. Panicky as result. Why?

Sometimes I feel I can't get a deep breath, with a feeling of bloating esp when standing, even without excessive food intake. Panicky as result. Why?

Bloating: Bloating can contribute to being unable to get a deep breath. Think of it as reduced space for your lungs to expand. A very common cause is 'heartburn' or reflux. A simple thing to do is take one Prilosec OTC and see if the symptoms improve. It would be best for you to see you physician for further evaluation if this continues. ...Read more

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My breath smells, I do not eat junk food. When I get up in the morning I find small quantity of blood in spit. Why is it so?

My breath smells, I do not eat junk food. When I get up in the morning I find small quantity of blood in spit. Why is it so?

Perio issues?: You most likely have neglected your teeth and gums and have some form of periodontal (gum) disease. You may also have cavities. When was your last dental checkup and cleaning? See your dentist to be evaluated. ...Read more

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My 10 year old son doesn't eat large amounts of food and we follow a reflux diet. We can't seem to shake the rotten egg breath, no burps, no gas.

My 10 year old son doesn't eat large amounts of food and we follow a reflux diet. We can't seem to shake the rotten egg breath, no burps, no gas.

Halitosis: Halitosis (bad breath) is not usually from reflux. There are several other causes for halitosis. Start with your pediatrician. And dentist. A visit with the ENT may be needed as well. ...Read more

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Tonsils are huge/swollen and hurt a bit but get food stuck in them constantly, produce bad breath and trouble breathing at night while I'm sleeping.?

Tonsils are huge/swollen and hurt a bit but get food stuck in them constantly, produce bad breath and trouble breathing at night while I'm sleeping.?

Tonsil Stones?: Please consult with an ENT regarding your problem. Removal should alleviate your symptoms and allow you to breathe more easily. ...Read more

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I am having upper abdominal pain, shortness of breath, nausea, and just looking at food makes me sick...I had a galbladder scare b4, could it be that?

It could be: Lot of thing can go wrong in the upper abdominal pain. It is best to see one of the medical guy or gal to help figure out for you. It couldn't hurt to see them it only could help. ...Read more

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Could you get sick from breathing in gasoline?

Could you get sick from breathing in gasoline?

Fumes are unhealthy: Volatile fumes from gasoline, glue, paint, etc..., are bad because they diffuse throughout the body after inhalation. The fumes one smells at a gas station are diluted by the air, so don't cause illness. If one purposely sniffs gasoline or glue, or accidentally gets too much fumes while painting inside a closet, he can get damage to the lungs, brain, etc..., especially with repeated exposures. ...Read more

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What happens if you breath in bleach after cleaning on accident. I have asthma and I get sick to easy!

What happens if you breath in bleach after cleaning on accident. I have asthma and I get sick to easy!

Unless prolonged: Asthma, especially when uncontrolled, is associated with very sensitive airways resulting from the inflammation. The stronger the irritant, the worse the reaction. However if the exposure is short to household bleach, the airway spasm will likely be short lived. The more inflamed the airway, the more intense the reaction. If the reaction fails to resolve after 2 hrs, see doctor. ...Read more

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Exposed to asbestos 4 months ago have chest pains and sometime can't get a satisfying breath. Could I be sick. If not what?

Exposed to asbestos 4 months ago have chest pains and sometime can't get a satisfying breath. Could I be sick. If not what?

CXR: You need a chest x-ray! I'm not aware of an acute asbestosis syndrome, but you could have something else going on or, perhaps, your mind is understandably playing tricks on you - either way, a chest x-ray will both literally and figuratively "clear the air." good luck. ...Read more

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Can breathing in gasoline fumes get you sick?

Can breathing in gasoline fumes get you sick?

Yes: Volatile fumes from gasoline, glue, paint, etc..., are bad because they diffuse throughout the body after inhalation. The fumes one smells at a gas station are diluted by the air, so don't cause illness. If one purposely sniffs gasoline or glue, or accidentally gets too much fumes while painting inside a closet, he can get damage to the lungs, brain, etc..., especially with repeated exposures. ...Read more

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I seem to get major pain across the lower part of back it feels like I have no backbone down there I start to hyperventalate but the pain is emence I have to try to breath n then all of sudden ill have to pull off road wait then its gone

I seem to get major pain across the lower part of back it feels like I have no backbone down there I start to hyperventalate but the pain is emence I have to try to breath n then all of sudden ill have to pull off road wait then its gone

No backbone: The sensation of no backbone is often encountered in cases with discogenic injury without herniation and in segmental instability, in which excessive movements occur at a disc level due to ligamentous and/or disc damage. Hyperventilation is your response to pain, not a part of the spinal problem at all. Learn to control your pain response. See a spine specialist (neuro or ortho). ...Read more