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Could I Be Allergic To Fluorescent Lighting
Fluorescent is safe: We do not fully understand why sun light, particularly the ultra-violet rays cause flare of sle. Sunlight also can cause rashes without allergy, cause attacks of some metabolic abnormalities (porphyria) and rashes when taking certain medications (minocycline, for instance). Fluorescent light is safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After getting a sinus infection, my vision gets blurry in one eye (mostly peripheral) after being in sunlight or fluorescent lighting for a long time?
Replace: Ask your employer to replace them or find another place to work. Replacing them would represent a significant expense to the employer and the lighting from other sources would probably not be sufficient for the work place; so I would not be optimistic that you can talk the employer into doing this. This leaves you with accepting them or finding a new place to work. ...Read more
Is truth that fluorescent bulbs are dangerous for health and also contains a significant amount of mercury?
Not really: Fluorescent bulbs do contain small amounts of mercury but not nearly enough to create a health hazard. Additionally, the newer compact fluorescent bulbs contain plastic sleeves around the light to contain any mercury should the bulb shatter. ...Read more
Is wearing SPF 30+ enough protection? Do I really need a hat everyday or is that only recommended? Will fluorescent lights also cause flare-ups?
What condition?: If you mean Polymorphic Light Eruption, then you will need to avoid exposure to lights which trigger your problem. SPF 30 is sufficient for partial sun protection but should be applied about 45 mins prior to exposure and every 2 hrs thereafter when exposed to the sun. Wearing a hat with wide brim is always a good idea. I still don't know whether you have lupus or something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exposed to CO for about 1 yr. Some symptoms cleared, but I have problems w/ balance & sensitivity to fluorescent & WiFi, speech. Will clear w/ time?
CO exposure: It may hard to say as the timing of brain healing is not totally understood. May consider Provigil, checkf or B 12, Tsh, free T4 discuss lutein and xeathin supplement and also consider neurospychologic testing to examine the deficits. Follow up with neurologist it is important ...Read more
My mom broke a fluorescent lightbulb in our fridge and didn't clean it for a week. Is that dangerous?
Broken glass: Broken glass is dangerous, especially in a place of food storage, because it can be hard to see and can damage the face or eyes when eating. The main chemical concern is mercury vapor, present in all fluorescent lamps. While mercury is a poisonous gas, there is not enough in one bulb to pose any risk, especially after a week. If the fridge is safely cleaned and food discarded, there is no danger. ...Read more
Extreme sensitivity to fluorescent light. Cause fuzzy feeling in head. High anxiety. Occasional wave sensation in head. Help!!
This could be: Sub-migraine headaches, so start with a general physical and ask for a referral, if needed, to a neurologist. This could also be atypical light sensitivity of just the eyes and eye/brain interactions. For this, see an ophthalmologist. This should lower your anxiety, but if not, the anxiety could also cause hypersensitivity to external stimuli. Now, we have a different problem...anxiety. ...Read more
The thin particles: Of poo on your toilet paper may be refracting the light and giving the appearance of fluorescent green. In addition some of the byproducts of digestion (biliverdin and bilirubin) that are in your poo could also appear to be green. This is unlikely to be anything pathological. Does your urine glow in the dark? That would be worrisome. ...Read more
Today my urine is fluorescent yellow! I have no other symptoms (pain etc) I am on iron supps and drink a lot of water daily. What could this be?
I've been have fluorescent yellow discharge in a large amount with vaginal itching and redness but the doctor said I was fine. What could it be?
Doctor can be called: One's primary care doctor or ob-gyn doctor can be called again on such symptoms, because vaginal itching and redness are bothersome symptoms. One can ask the doctor what he meant by "fine", and what other tests may need to be done, such as tests for vaginal infections. ...Read more
Isomeric change: Neonatal jaundice is often caused by an accumulation of fat soluble indirect bilirubin. This indirect bilirubin undergoes isomeric change upon being exposed to fluorescent light of specific wave length and become water soluble. This process allows indirect bilirubin be excreted without undergoing conjugation process in liver. ...Read more
No: Not at all. Why not simply take a prgnancy test? ...Read more
Seasonal disorder: Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (sad) by exposure to artificial light. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in the fall or winter. The light from a light box mimics outdoor light. This is thought to cause a chemical change in the brain that lifts your mood. This is not the same light as fluorescent light. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you
Table lamp: The best way to avoid this sensation is to change to incandescent or LED light bulbs. If you can't change the fixtures above then try putting an incandescent table lamp in your work station. That will bleach out the rapid cycling of the fluorescent fixtures in your work area. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting mercury poisoning from handling a broken fluorescent bulb? Should I get my mercury levels tested?
When I take viagra, all the light looks a bit fluorescent and blue. Should I switch to Cialis or levitra (vardenafil) or will they have the same effect?
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