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Is it possible to get sick from air conditioning?

Is it possible to get sick from air conditioning?

Sick from AirConditi: Yes. There are several possibilites including mold illness and bacteria illness. See your physician if you are ill to find the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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How come people say you can catch a cold from cold air or being out in the rain? Is it possible?

How come people say you can catch a cold from cold air or being out in the rain? Is it possible?

Cold: No. This is an Old wives' tale. You contract a bacterial or viral infection from coming into direct contact with a carrier of the infection. Cold air or rain does not cause a viral or bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Sick since it got hot. Is it possible for people to be sensitive to air pollution?

Sick since it got hot. Is it possible for people to be sensitive to air pollution?

Yes: People are sensitive to air pollution in varying degrees. When its hot, the air is capable of carrying even more so it is especially dangerous. Stay indoors if you feel sick. ...Read more

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If a child is sick in the same room as me could I breathe in particles and get ill? How likely is this to happen? How likely am I to get ill?

If a child is sick in the same room as me could I breathe in particles and get ill? How likely is this to happen? How likely am I to get ill?

Contagious Illness?: It depends on what the child is ill with and how that illness is spread. Some illnesses are spread through droplets in the air. Some require exposure to body fluids. ...Read more

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How probable is it to actually get TB from poor living conditions and houseflies?

How probable is it to actually get TB from poor living conditions and houseflies?

Exposure to infected: Tb spreads from person to person by transmission of TB bug in coughed out droplets that are inhaled by others. In poor living conditions, overcrowding leads to higher risk fo transmission of infection from one person to several others in their vicinity. Lack of access to health care, timely diagnosis & treatment also increases risk for transmission as infected person is contagious for longer times. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get sunburn through car windows?

Is it possible to get sunburn through car windows?

UV,Car Windows &Skin: Ultraviolet has 2 major classifications of wavelengths: Ultraviolet A and B. UV B causes burns basal cell and squamous skin cancer and is blocked by glass. However UV A passed through and causes tanning, premature aging/wrinkling of the skin and increases the risk of developing Melanoma. Bottom line: use sunscreen whether car windows are up or not. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get fevers from stress?

Is it possible to get fevers from stress?

Yes: There are many pathways to fever as a symptom. Stress can mimic almost any symptom, so yes it possible. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get Vertigo from to much stress?

Is it possible to get Vertigo from to much stress?

No: Vertigo is the name of a feeling that you are moving when in actuality you are not. Technically speaking vertigo is just a symptom and not a disease. What you are really asking is "can stress cause any diseases which cause vertigo?" The answer is still no. Most causes of true vertigo come from the ear. The other small percentage come from the central nervous system and would be more worrisome ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get a collapsed lung from breathing in too much smoke?

Is it possible for you to get a collapsed lung from breathing in too much smoke?

Depends: People who have blebs or bullae, really tighten their throat or cough hard on smoke inhalation and the pressure can cause the blebs or bullae to pop. You can look for an old study on pneumothorax and marijuana smoking which is likely of same cause. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to get brochitis by running outside?

Is it possible for you to get brochitis by running outside?

Immune system: Although you must be exposed to an organism to get bronchitis, running in the cold can make you more likely to get sick once you have been exposed. If your immune system is affected, developing bronchitis or getting sick can be more likely. I have been running outside in all temps and no problems. Know how to dress and wear a mask in extreme cold or don't go out at all. Ask your dr. If doubts. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a high from exercising?

Is it possible to get a high from exercising?

Maybe 'feeling good': People might not get "high" but might "feel better" from exercising. There are many reasons for that: experiencing release of endorphins, knowing they are getting more fit, seeing themselves lose weight and gain muscle, realizing they are helping their families by setting a good example and staying healthy for them! thanks for asking. @drpam. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die right away from a air embolism or will?

Is it possible to die right away from a air embolism or will?

Yes: It would need to be a massive air embolism. That would cause an obstruction to blood return to the heart on the right side, or go out to all body organs or the left side. Not likely to happen. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get an air embolism from a pool pump forcing water into the vagina?

Yes: an air embolism is dependent on proximity of blood vessels at the site of injury and the force applied at that site ...Read more

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