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Could I be allergic to fluorescent lighting?

Could I be allergic to fluorescent lighting?

No.: But it is usually found in places with forced-air ventilation as well, and that tends to stir up dust quite thoroughly. ...Read more

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Allergic to fluorescent lights, is that possible?

Allergic to fluorescent lights, is that possible?

No: Allergies occur when the body is exposed, usually, to proteins and they have to be of a certain molecular weight to trigger the production of allergic antibodies. Radiation such as sunshine or fluorescent lights cannot trigger an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Why can the sun trigger a lupus flare? Can fluorescent lighting have the same effect?

Why can the sun trigger a lupus flare? Can fluorescent lighting have the same effect?

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 more

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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?

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?

Ans: Well first you must clear the sinus infection. Make sure you steam and have the steam clean the sinus Cohen of the problem continues with the eye you better see the opthomoligist ...Read more

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I hate the fluorescent lights at my work. What should I do?

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

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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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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My mom broke a fluorescent lightbulb in our fridge and didn't clean it for a week. Is that dangerous?

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

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Extreme sensitivity to fluorescent light. Cause fuzzy feeling in head. High anxiety. Occasional wave sensation in head. Help!!

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

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When I poo and I wipe my bum it's fluorescent green but my poo is normal?

When I poo and I wipe my bum it's fluorescent green but my poo is normal?

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

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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?

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

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Interested to know how does a fluorescent light treat jaundice?

Interested to know how does a fluorescent light treat jaundice?

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

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Can regular fluorescent ceiling lights help with seasonal affective disorder?

Can regular fluorescent ceiling lights help with seasonal affective disorder?

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 more

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Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you

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

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Can a fluorescent light bulb cause eye problems?

Can a fluorescent light bulb cause eye problems?

Fluorescent: A fluorescent bulb emits ultraviolet rays, which can harm the eye. Make sure the light has a plastic cover to block some of this radiation, and do not spend a lot of time staring at the light. ...Read more

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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?

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?

No need to switch: Viagra inhibits an enzyme in the eye which affects perception of blue. This is a temporary side effect with no permanent damage. Cialis and Levitra (vardenafil) don't tend to cause this. ...Read more

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