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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
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
That's: That's 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
Allergies: You may have some allergies that you inhale causing throat irritation. ...Read more
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
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.
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
Is it good or bad to leave window open at night while sleeping? For lungs, respiratory, allergies.
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
I sweat every night Even with 62 degrees a/c I wake up wet from sweat. I open my windows in the winter & always have a fan on my face no matter what.?
Night sweats: Especially drenching sweats are not typically normal, especially in a 23 y/o. I would encourage you to see a doctor for a complete physical exam and run some blood tests. Hodgkins lymphoma, which is most common in in young people like yourself, needs to be ruled out. There could also be overactive thyroid or other hormone problem, or hyperhidrosis. Again a physical and bloodwork are needed. ...Read more
I'm not sick, but have been hacking up yellow/green balls of mucus for 4 days. Been sleep w/ windows open last couple nights, could this be the cause?
Phlegm: Always good to hear that you don't feel sick. Allergies could do this, too. One big question, though, is "Do you smoke? " That and the environment might also cause a bronchitis. May simply go away within 1-2 weeks but if persistent or worse you will need to be seen by the doctors. Let me how it goes... ...Read more
Burnt a nylon jacket on the stove. Inhaled a lot of the fumes and feel sick. Left the house and left windows open. When will it be safe to go back in?
Fumes from burning nylon probably didn't do your liver any favors, but overall it will handle it OK, if this is the only insult.
I'm sure your lungs and bronchi weren't too happy either, but likely no lasting damage.
I would stay out until you don't see smoke. You may want to set up a fan to blow out the window if it still stinks. Eat light if nauseated, it should pass. ...Read more
My next door neighbour downstairs keeps cooking crack and I feel sick and faint and my throat is sore if I open my kitchen window?
Contact Police: You do not have to tolerate your home being polluted by drug fumes. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
I had sex during fertile window. Used the pull out method. My period is due today. No sign of period. Nauseated sick while brush teeth can I test tom.
I been sick for 2weeks now and during that time I drank a lot of day quils and nite quils. The back info says it can cause sivere liver damage. Why?
A small black spot on my liver the size of a penny was found during an ultrasound. I'm being sent for an MRI scan but am worried sick?
I know someone that is very sensitive with the air especially any fans or windows open in the car that is directed on them. What could be the problem?
Non physiologic: This is not a symptoms of anything I have ever heard. Seems to be more a preference rather than a physiologic process. ...Read more
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