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Medicine For Black Lung
Pneumoconiosis: These are lung diseases caused by inhaling organic or inorganic minerals that cause an inflammatory response in the lungs. Organic causes include pigeon breeders disease, mold exposure with different materials such as sugar cane for example. Inorganic causes include silicosis, asbestosis or other mineral dusts particles. Patient can develop pulmonary fibrosis. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more
Breathing: This is usually a collection of coal dust and sometimes other mining dust chronically in the lungs. It is endemic in miners. It will impair breathing somewhat (more over time) and can lead to chronic lung disease, susceptibility to lung infection and in some cases lung cancer. Not a good thing to have. ...Read more
?: If you live in a coal dust prone area, the incidence will be really high, compared to population living away from it. ...Read more
I opened a big pencil sharpener (the ones you find on teachers desks) the graphite dust flew at me. I inhaled some, will i get graphite pneumoconiosis?
No risk, no worry: This might be a health risk if it happened 10 times a day for many years. A single event will do no harm at all. Don't worry about it. ...Read more
Dust lung disease: Most often these are due to a person's work though many of the people who survived the 9/11 attacks. Coal worker's lung, silicosis, asbestosis, farmer's lung, berylliosis, and bagassosis (sugar cane) are all examples. They are hard to treat and if present, a lawyer may be able to help. ...Read more
Additive: Pneumoconiosis, or restrictive lung disease caused by environmental exposure to things like coal dust or asbestos causes serious progressive lung dysfunction. Pulmonary edema is fluid buildup in the lungs, usually from cardiac dysfunction. If a person has both, it would be expected that their outcome would be worse than if they had either disease alone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On my chest skin a lot of black spots are present... I take medicines but nothing happened... Any suggestions...
See dermatologist: Can't tell... These might be "blackheads" that simply need to be cleaned out. Or they could be very dark nevi, or moles, that need to be screened for skin cancer. I strongly recommend seeing a dermatologist to take a look and differentiate what it is and treat it accordingly. ...Read more
Hlw sir i am suffering from a mucus perblem . My mucus cant get out from my chest. My mucus is very tight and black . Which madicin can i use?
See a doctor:
In the meantime try mucus reducing medicine from the pharmacy.
Warm mist by nearby boiling water- may add eucalyptus oil. ...Read more
Why ask?: Are you afraid that someone will see your organs? Surely sucking any kind of smoke into your body must be harmful. ...Read more
Black Lung: Coal workers' pneumoconiosis (cwp), colloquially referred to as black lung disease, is caused by long exposure to coal dust. It is a common affliction of coal miners and others who work with coal, similar to both silicosis from inhaling silica dust, and to the long-term effects of tobacco smoking. Inhaled coal dust progressively builds up in the lungs and is unable to be removed by the body. ...Read more
Please ask your: question again as I don't understand what you are trying to figure out? Thanks! ...Read more
Black lung: Good chance that you have black lungs by now. ...Read more
More info needed.: To know if there was potential for med - med interactions or to know if the indication is already being met - one would need to know the specific medications. Please either clarify with this information & re-ask at this site or discuss with your pharmacist or physician. Take care. ...Read more
CXR, PFTs: Cxr would show deposition of coal and might show some calcifications and pfts could reveal restrictive lung disease. Shahzeidi, md. ...Read more
Incentive spirometer: There are medications that can improve breathing in patients with bronchoconstriction (ie; asthma, COPD), but do not specifically strengthen muscles associated with respiration. Physical therapists specially trained in respiratory therapy can work with you to perform exercises to strengthen those muscles. An inspiratory spirometer device can also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mgt: There are many possible conditions which may be associated. It would be helpful to view the FEV1, FVC and FEF 25/75 pre and post a bronchodilator. If you improve with Albuterol, this inhaler along with other medications may be used.. Avoiding smoke, dust, mold, birds and pets may also help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer