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Could A Fan In The Bedroom Circulate The Dust And Cause Me To Get Sick
Yes: If your room is very dusty then the fan could stir things up and cause your allergies to get worse. Keep dust to a minimal, sweep, vacuum regularly. Fresh air is good though and all the closed windows, air conditioning, and dry recycled air that most people experience is not good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, just do this: Miteproof encasements for pillow, mattress & comforter. Get these online. Remove bedroom carpet; all carpeting if possible. Leather sofa. Place dirty sheets in dryer for 15 minutes desiccating mites - then wash in cold or warm water - cheaper & much safer than hot water. Same deal for plush toys. Hepa purifiers are not useful for dust mites. Bedroom curtains are ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My room is small and stuffy. I rarely dust. I always see dust in the sun rays. Can all this dust get into my lungs. Cause health prob. All stuff dust?
In the cold weather I often use space heater, room gets very warm. Can this heating of the room cause my body temp to go up as well?
Can you get a yeast infection in your lungs from being exposed to black mold for two years. Breathing the spores in the air. I feel like im dying?
How can I stop/reduce my face getting red as this happens all the time from talking to people or walking in the house from being outside in the cold?
Treatmt for flushing: Flushing can be treated with oral medications or a vascular laser. All things that warm up one's face, including hot showers, direct sunlight, spicy foods, hot drinks, alcohol, exercise and in some people social interactions, can cause the face to become flushed. Flushing can also be the initial stages of rosacea. ...Read more
In the light I can see particles flying in the air in the home. Maybe it's dust. Is this stuff in air bad for health or lungs?
Normal, harmless: We all breathe dust into our lungs all the time. All air contains dust. It's more visible in certain lighting conditions, but this doesn't sound like an abnormal amount of dust and will not harm you at all. ...Read more
How can I know if my allergies are coming from the dog dander, the dust, or possible mold in our house ?
I get really stuffed up in the city when the air is full of pollution. Is there anything that help with this?
Several treatments: If you are allergic (runny/itchy eyes & nose with sneezing), you can take antihistamines like Claritin or zyrtec. If this is non-allergic stuffiness, you may have relief with a steroid nasal spray (rx from your fp). If neither of the above, you may simply get relief by using a saline sinus rinse on a regular basis. You could simply be reacting to the pollution in the air, & that needs washing out! ...Read more
Can an allergy to dust mites and living in a house with a lot of dust be preventing me from exhaling fully?
Wearing a mask all day increase the risk of getting sick b/c germs can get in and breed in your coughing n sneezing?You might adjust your mask and take it off so you will be touching an infected area.
Not if used properly: Wearing a mask helps cut down the possibility of sharing germs between people. To be effective it must be changed every hour or so as it is no longer effective once to gets wet from your breath. If you are sick the best thing to do is not wear a mask, but stay home and recover rather then risking exposing other people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please explain to me the dangers of breathing in the exhaust from cars and buses and does it cause damage to the brain even in ventilated areas?
Will a hepa air purifier do anything for the air quality in the house? like cut down on amount of dust in the air? is it worth it to buy one?
Yes: however it is impractical to expect the whole house will be purified by a single HEPA Filter..One for each room is expensive but may actually make a difference..Filters at the basement/Heater hvac systems are available but have limited effectiveness. Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Can inferior scleral show cause eyes to be more sensitive(dryness), like to outside environment(the air, the air conditioner from a store, and so on)?
Yes: Inferior scleral show is generally the result of increased lower eyelid laxity that exposes the lower part of the eye & increase surface exposure & consequent dryness. Usually this is a result of aging, but sometimes due to genetics, scarring, injury or hyperthyroidism. Lubricating eye drops help. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed. ...Read more
How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?
Air conditioning: An air conditioner is a great start. A hepa air purifier can also help. You don't need both. Eliminate all smoking from your home environment including candles & fireplaces. An electric range is preferable to gas. Limit use of aerosol sprays in the home. When you clean ventilate well with open windows & wear eye protection. Wear close fitting sunglasses when venturing outdoors. Avoid smog. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to have the ceiling fan on with baby in the room? I heard that open car windows cause them to forget to breathe. Will this do the same?
Does sleeping in ac at night aggravate the dust allergy? Its really hot where i live and my parents are of the opinion that i should sleep under a fan
Dust allergy: A/C is a good dehumidifier, which is what you need if you truly have dust mite airway allergy, your parents are protecting you from having colds, you can put the A/C on a moderate temperature just to make use of its dehumidifying property, later you need to consult an allergist if you have one in your area, good luck ...Read more
When you are sick with a cold or the flu, what chemical is causing body pain, and where in the body does the chemical come from?
Complicated: Some of the pain is a result of the inflammation induce by the infection through the release of cytokines (chemicals released by cells which influence the behavior of other cells). Some pain may also be a result of the death of muscle cells by apoptosis induced by invasion of the virus. There may also be microhemorrhages into tissues creating pain. ...Read more
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