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Doctor insights on: Could Leaving The Window Open During The Winter Make Someone Sick

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Could leaving the window open during the winter make someone sick?

Could leaving the window open during the winter make someone sick?

No it can not: Dating back many years has been the myth of catching a chill. Most infections are viral or bacterial and can be spread by touching/contact or by airborne routes. Exposure to air from an open window will not make you ill. ...Read more

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Does leaving the window open affect whether i throw off a cold or not? On day one, i felt slightly sick like i was coming down with something. But after getting a good night's sleep, i felt better on day two. However, that night i left the window open and

Does leaving the window open affect whether i throw off a cold or not? On day one, i felt slightly sick like i was coming down with something. But after getting a good night's sleep, i felt better on day two. However, that night i left the window open and

Thats : Thats very difficult to determine. The cold air does not cause a cold, usually a common virus does that. However the cold air from thew window may have weakened your immune system, which left you ill equipped to fight off the looming cold; so to answer your question, if you had not left the window open then there is a good chance you probably would not have gotten sick. ...Read more

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Is it bad to eat a bowl of salad that has been left out for 20 minutes. Can the pollution from outside be absorbed into it if you leave window open?

Is it bad to eat a bowl of salad that has been left out for 20 minutes. Can the pollution from outside be absorbed into it if you leave window open?

No: The salad is fine. More importantly, you breathing in pollution is more concerning. Are you next to a factory or bus station? As far as I know, your city does not have significant pollution as a whole according to the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs. http://uk-air.defra.gov.uk/latest/currentlevels ...Read more

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Orange plegm, only this morning. Not to bad of a caugh. Had to leave windows open last nigh, 60 in va. Should i be concerned? Non smoker.

Orange plegm, only this morning. Not to bad of a caugh. Had to leave windows open last nigh, 60 in va. Should i be concerned? Non smoker.

Monitor: If the colored phlegm is persistent you may need to see a doctor, it may resolve on its own also if you just had a cold. ...Read more

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There is a broken (open) part from an abestos pipe cover in my basement.It's near the staircase& a closed window.Should I have it removed or leave it?

There is a broken (open) part from an abestos pipe cover in my basement.It's near the staircase& a closed window.Should I have it removed or leave it?

Remove it: Any open sources of asbestos should be removed by people qualified to do so. That stuff tends to drift in the air as it falls off due to the process of deterioration when it is not covered. Don't try and remove it yourself and if it takes more than a very easy effort to temporarily cover it, just leave it alone and get someone that knows what they're doing to do the job for you and give you advice ...Read more

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Is it good or bad to leave window open at night while sleeping? For lungs, respiratory, allergies..

Is it good or bad to leave window open at night while sleeping? For lungs, respiratory, allergies..

Varies: With season, geographic area, pollen sensitivity, so it's judgmental, at any rate, letting fresh air in for some time every dsy won't harm, then control your environment with A/C or other if needed like HEPA filter if needed ...Read more

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Can you sleep with the window open with out geting a cold or geting sick?

Can you sleep with the window open with out geting a cold or geting sick?

Yes: Since body temperature drops during sleep you may be prone to getting chilled, especially if you perspire during sleep. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can you get sick by keeping your window open while you sleep and sharing an apartment building, could other people's sicknesses come through window?

Can you get sick by keeping your window open while you sleep and sharing an apartment building, could other people's sicknesses come through window?

Sometimes: Through-the-window transmission happens with insect-borne infections such as Zika, dengue, yellow-fever, malaria, etc. In the U.S., the mosquito-borne infections have traditionally been West Nile disease, St. Louis encephalitis, and western equine encephalitis, but Zika will likely reach our shores in the summer of 2016. ...Read more