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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Dust Exposure (Overview)

Exposure to dust mites is a trigger for some children, and taking measures to reduce house dust near the child can be effective. Replacing the filters on your forced-air furnace every few months and damp-mopping to clean dust from your living areas can reduce dust exposure.


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Do lungs heal from dust exposure ?

Do lungs heal from dust exposure ?

Yes: It will depend on content, amount ,etc But the most imp is to avoid it or all ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
23 doctors shared insights

Dust Exposure (Overview)

Exposure to dust mites is a trigger for some children, and taking measures to reduce house dust near the child can be effective. Replacing the filters on your forced-air furnace every few months and damp-mopping to clean dust from your living areas can reduce dust exposure.


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I started working in maintenance at an apartment and I was concerned with high dust exposure, could there be asbestos in the walls?

I started working in maintenance at an apartment and I was concerned with high dust exposure, could there be asbestos in the walls?

Pre-1989 or after?: How ancient is the apartment building? Asbestos was banned in the U.S. In 1989. Hard to tell asbestos by just looking. Many counties and states have inspectors if you're worried. Since it's uber-dusty, how about wearing some breathing protection? You could try a dust mask labeled n95 or a niosh-approved respirator. ...Read more

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I have cough its been 1 month already went doctor alrd, but whenever i go outside with strong wind,cold & dust exposure, i got cough what happened ?

I have cough its been 1 month already went doctor alrd, but whenever i go outside with strong wind,cold & dust exposure, i got cough what happened ?

Honey : Buy local honey . Don't eat red meat. Lose weight if obese .dont use any cosmetics .download skin deep app and check all ur home products for chemicals. Avoid cold stuff from fridge . Take vit D if low. Buy only organic skimmed milk .if u live in India in a very big city, relocate. Delhi Mumbai and chennai Bangalore air is heavily polluted. If u live locally in northern US,cover your ears. ...Read more

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How can getting wet in the rain or exposure to dust cause you to catch a common cold?

How can  getting wet in the rain or exposure to dust cause you to catch a common cold?

Not per se: Common cold is caused by a viral infection. Getting chilled may lower your resistance and make you more susceptible to infection. ...Read more

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Could an asthma attack get worse after a day of exposure to dust mites?

Could an asthma attack get worse after a day of exposure to dust mites?

Possibly....: If an asthmatic has a dust allergy, then a day of exposure to dust mites could lead to an asthma exacerbation. And, if an asthma exacerbation is already underway, then exposure to dust mites in a sensitive asthmatic could certainly worsen the exacerbation. ...Read more

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Can exposure to large amounts of dust cause chest pain?

Can exposure to large amounts of dust cause chest pain?

Unlikely: Dust can cause an asthma attack which can make your chest feel tight and make you short of breath, wheeze, and cough but it shouldn't cause actual pain. ...Read more

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Could exposure to pollution and dust lead to acne?

Could exposure to pollution and dust lead to acne?

Probably not: If this were true, there would be more in the city than in the countryside and neither I nor anyone I've read about has observed this. Don't look for a cause for your acne. It's fruitless. Treat it. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in two weeks, get with your personal physician who can add something that will. ...Read more

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Could exposure to sun and pollution and dust lead to acne?

Could exposure to sun and pollution and dust lead to acne?

Don't look for cause: Acne is unrelated to hygiene or lifestyle and only marginally to diet. Don't try to figure out the cause, but manage your illness until it self-cures with age. If topical benzoyl peroxide has not cleared you in 2 weeks, get with your personal physician who can add prescription-strength rx. ...Read more

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I tiled my kitchen counter. created dust when cleaning grout haze. Didnt wear mask as I was unaware of silicosis risk. Is it common after 1 exposure?

I tiled my kitchen counter. created dust when cleaning grout haze. Didnt wear mask as I was unaware of silicosis risk. Is it common after 1 exposure?

Uncommon : one single exposure is unlikely to result in significant problems. Always use the right safety equipment for a job. ...Read more