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I got exertional compartment syndrome after doing indoor spinning class after training outdoors for a month in 87 humidity 92 deg heat?

I got exertional compartment syndrome after doing indoor spinning class after training outdoors for a month in 87 humidity 92 deg heat?

Possible seek consul: Compartment syndrome can be diagnosed b y measuring the pressure in the compartment during an episode. Exercise can be done to induce symptoms while pressure is obtained to confirm diagnosis. A fasciotomy of the appropriate compartment should relieve the symptoms. ...Read more

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So many asthma triggers ok at home ecept cooking smells. Smoke perfume cologne flowers, cleaning fluids. Going out scary b/c triggers everywhere. Nrml peak flow am will be 700 but 475 in pm, what do?

So many asthma triggers ok at home ecept cooking smells. Smoke perfume cologne flowers, cleaning fluids. Going out scary b/c triggers everywhere. Nrml peak flow am will be 700 but 475 in pm, what do?

Escalate treatment: Need to move past just using rescue inhaler to inhaled corticosteroids. You may feel like you are doing okay with only evening symptoms, but in the long term you may still be damaging your lungs and may develop copd. Consult your doctor for additional medication. ...Read more

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I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

I am a writer, need medical insight. Scene: youth suffers punctured lung, barbed hook on ship at sea. No modern medicine; none trained. Best response?

What available: Alternatives are to enlarge hole in chest wall to create an open pneumothorax and prevent tension from trapped air, or to create valve type mechanism with some type of tube and flutter valve or water submersion of tube to allow air out of chest cavity but not allow it back in through tube. ...Read more

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Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?

Dusty condtions at work; will I develop dust allergies?

Maybe: If you are genetically predisposaed to allergies, you could develop more allergies. Dust allergies are typically to dust miites, but dusty conditions at work are of dust from different sources, so it depends on what the dust is made of. ...Read more

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From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus?

Hanta virus trash: From Jersey City,I inhaled air from the trash chute while discarding trash in my apt.I don't know why chute was emitting air but scared for hantavirus? ANS: That must have been a smelly thing. Never heard of getting hantavirus from this. Check with local health department about cases or hantavirus in NJ and how folks got it. Usually dust inhalation with mouse feces. Did it smell mousey? ...Read more

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I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.

I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.

Insufficient help: You should see your doctor. Severe allergic rhinitis doesn't tend to be treated sufficiently with an antihistamine and saline and environmental controls (filters, no carpets), though they help. Allergy shots are the only method to "cure" you of allergies, and you're young so i think it would be worth it for you. Additionally there are options of nasal steroids and/or antihistamines ; singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

How high is the air pollution in indoor parking garages and toll booths?

Higher: Very high, if you are in la. Parking garages of course also higher. ...Read more

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Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

Are the school fire safety program drills traumatic to kids?

No: It actually helps them to know what to do so they do not panic if sa fire would occur. ...Read more

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Was exposed to concrete dust heavy in the air in basement for one hour while vacuuming it up. Wore paper mask. Will One exposure cause acute silicosis?

Was exposed to concrete dust heavy in the air in basement for one hour while vacuuming it up. Wore paper mask. Will One exposure cause acute silicosis?

Acute silicosis: Likely NOT wearing the paper mask hopefully cut down on a lot of the dust particles but by no means the most efficient or effective dust mask. You will probably cough up a lot of discolored mucus and blow a lot of discolored mucus from your nose. ...Read more

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On singlair and advair 230 have nebulizer. Ok at home in am pk flow 700 by evening 550. Perfume, brned popcorn , cooking all trgrhard to go out. What?

On singlair and advair 230 have nebulizer. Ok at home in am pk flow 700 by evening 550. Perfume, brned popcorn , cooking all trgrhard to go out. What?

2nd opinion: It is highly unusual to get a pfr of 700 at any time even for a healthy person nearly 7 ft tall. You are on a pretty high dose of inhaled steroid and i wonder whether your "asthma" is considered under control. I do however suspect that part or all of your breathing problem may not be from asthma at all. Suggest you consult an allergist. ...Read more

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How can I control dust mites in a super dust-prone old home?

How can I control dust mites in a super dust-prone old home?

Dust elimination: If possible at all, stay away from wall-to-wall carpeting, fabric window drapes. For forced- air heating systems, apply filters on registers, if not, vacuum your carpets daily using a hepa filter. Wipe dust off all surfaces (no feather dusters). Keep away dust collectors - books, stuffed animals from bedrooms. Encase mattresses and pillows in dust-mite resistant material. ...Read more

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I live in a house where several indoor outdoor cats stay in the back room and i'm alergic to cats.Are there any good allergie masks to deal with this?

I live in a house where several indoor outdoor cats stay in the back room and i'm alergic to cats.Are there any good allergie masks to deal with this?

Cat allergies: If you are going to live with those cats for a while, you need to consider allergy shots. They have a 95% success rate with cat allergies. It is a better long term solution and face masks are really useless unless you are actually cleaning after the cats and do not want to inhale particulate matter from their litter. ...Read more

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Ragweed triggers my asthma On allergy/asthma meds Cant avoid being outside as I cover recess duty Would using my rescue inhaler before going out help?

Ragweed triggers my asthma On allergy/asthma meds Cant avoid being outside as I cover recess duty Would using my rescue inhaler before going out help?

Yes, but: what kind of asthma medications you are on, it also seems that you are on nasal medications too, Frequent nasal irrigation and adherence to your treatment medications plan are important, it also helps if you can apply a mask while outdoors. Ultimately you need to be evaluated by an allergist/immunologist,if you haven't done so a;ready for possible allergy shots (specific immunotherapy), good luck ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to spray a pressurized air duster upside down on yourself?

Is it dangerous to spray a pressurized air duster upside down on yourself?

Yes: If the pressure is great enough, can cause mucosal injury. Otherwise, will push particulate matter deep into the pharyngeal cavities and possibly into the sinuses. Better option is saline rinse (prefer squeeze bottle from Neil-med) for more gentle method to introduce moisture and clear irritants/allergens. ...Read more