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How Sick Can Someone Get For Breathing In Sewage Smells
Can you get food poisoning just from smelling bad chicken? Can the germs get you sick through your nose?
How bad can breathing in dust be for my health? I know i'm breathing a lot in at work, i can literally smell the dust as i breathe in
Not really toxic: Cognitive behavior therapists might have questions for you, such as: (1) are you really stuck?; (2) is the use of the word "toxic" really necessary, or is it an exaggeration (overgeneralization) of the situation? You might find that you're actually choosing to be in this situation with your mother. Consequently, you're not actually stuck. Be happy if you make positive efforts to move forward. ...Read more
Fumes are unhealthy: Volatile fumes from gasoline, glue, paint, etc..., are bad because they diffuse throughout the body after inhalation. The fumes one smells at a gas station are diluted by the air, so don't cause illness. If one purposely sniffs gasoline or glue, or accidentally gets too much fumes while painting inside a closet, he can get damage to the lungs, brain, etc..., especially with repeated exposures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long can it take for you to get sick if you have been exposed to someone at their most contagious state. I live with someone who is sick.
How far does germs from a cough travel? How long are they in the air? Will Neti Pot use after being around someone who coughed help stop getting sick?
1)Infinity 2)No: An experiment was done once where labeled virus was sprayed, like a sneeze or cough, from a spray bottle in the front of a large auditorium.It took less than 20 minutes for them to reach way up in the back of that room. They stayed in the air a long time.Remember, though that the farther they travel the more dillute they become which means the closer you are the more will get sprayed all over you ...Read more
Sometimes, when i'm sick or have allergies my body tries to sneeze but can't. Question: can you actually get injured or die from holding in a sneeze?
No: You will not get injured or die from holding in a sneeze. The function of sneezing is to expel mucus containing infectious agents (virus, bacteria, etc.), foreign particles or irritants and cleanse the nasal cavity. By not expelling mucus, you may be more likely to develop airway infection or allergic response such as asthma if you are susceptible. ...Read more
Is it possible for student doctors to get me sick if they come from a room with someone with a bad infection?
Universal precautins: Properly trained student doctors will practice proper hand washing, gowning & glove use or other universal precautions when appropriate. These precautions are the same for them as they are for the nursing or senior doctor staff. If you witness what you believe is a break in technique or lack of attention to these issues, ask those involved &/or report your observations to the senior staff. ...Read more
Can a person with Conjunctivitis pass me Adenovirus and make me get Diarrhea? Can I get Conjunctivitis from my feces in this case?
What symptoms do I have to look out for after being in a building with raw sewage? Not touching but breathing it in? I'm scared...
Can u get sick from just being with someone sick for a few seconds as you can see im scaared of getting sick help me
Are : Are you chronically fearful of getting sick or coming in contact with germs? Like the adrian monk character on the t.V. Series monk. If you find yourself fretting for long periods about contamination, go to great lengths to sanitize things and avoid touching even everyday objects, that could be consistent with obsessive compulsive disorder. That is a very uncomfortable way to live life and can become very consumming. If this describes you, consider seeing a clinical psychologist or a psychiatrist as it is treatable. Take care. ...Read more
How long will flu particles hang around in air. Unable to get shot but must go to drs today. Have been ill w/ no sleep or eating , don't want to catch flu. Can breathing in cloth protect?
Hey we have a case of noro virus in our house and i tend to go crazy when i hear about these flu what can a person do to avoid getting it or a treatme?
Wash your hands: The best way to prevent any gastrointestinal illness is diligent hand washing with soap and water. Hand sanitizer would not be sufficient. Sterilizing all surfaces at home will help too, to decrease the chance that there is already a contaminated surface that you could touch. ...Read more
Just as possible: as adults who contract the disease. Only a small portion of infected individuals become ill and of those only 20 percent go on to the second more severe phase of the disease. Tick born encephalitis is caused by a virus transmitted by the bite of an infected tick. There is now a vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endospores: Bacillus Anthracis spores (endospores) are dormant & can be found on in the soil of all the continents. The spores are hardy & can survive in many environments for centuries. ...Read more
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