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Medicine For Smoke Exposure
Maybe: I don't think that has been studied specifically, but recent research has demonstrated that children get approximately 1/3rd of passive indoor smoke. That means if parents (or others) smoke a pack a day in the house or car, the children living there are smoking a third of a pack a day. The harmful effects of smoke are even more profound and various in infants & growing children than in adults. ...Read more
Stunted? No, however: The dangers posed by cigarette use in the teens stem not only from the direct effects of its use like lung cancer but also from the potential gateway it provides to the use of other substances. The latter poses the risk of getting a teen's future potential to be stunted. ...Read more
Toxic level: Cigarette smoking puts the toxins directly into your lungs and your body in a concentrated form. Auto exhaust is diluted by the time you might inhale it. Would you bend down, and directly inhale the exhaust from your car? Then consider what you are doing when you smoke - and stop altogether. ...Read more
Can exposure to wood fire smoke for one day (6-7 hours, was burning branches from landscape work) be a health concern?
Smoke exposure: A single exposure may not be fatal but smoke means exposure to carbon monoxide which competes with oxygen on RBC and can cause neurologic effects as well as death, and volatile hydrocarbons which can cause pulmonary /neurologic effects. When in the presence of smoke always have excellent ventilation and wear a mask ( R-95/99 that covers volatile hydrocarbons). ...Read more
Can Steven-Johnson syndrome occur with a medicine you've been taking for a while like three years or with your first exposure to a medicine?
Both: It can occur either way and is totally unpredictable ...Read more
No: More than likely, somebody is going to overdose or inadvertently take it, causing more complications. If there is exposure to radiation, contact poison control and follow their instructions. If there is a major radiation exposure, the ki in your cabinet will likely still need instruction before being taken. ...Read more
It is in thigh sun exposure is not there. everything removed. is there any medicine required for?
I was involved with a drug user and tested negative for HIV one week after exposure. How accurate are these results?
It depends: If nucleic acid test it is accurate , if p24 antigen test it may not be accurate and you need antibody testing a month after hiv exposure and if test result comes out negative you need test to be repeated 3 months after exposure and if again test comes out negative that is conclusive. ...Read more
I'm having an headache certainly bcoz of exposure to cold breeze. What medicine should I take? Is paracetamol suitable?
Yes: It should help. Make sure you take it according to the package directions. Good luck. ...Read more
I know that while taking vibramycin (doxycycline) i should avoid sun exposure..but when can i expose freely to sun after stopping the drug i.e.after how long?!
Stop exposing them: The good news: a few hours after you stop breathing smoke, your body starts healing from its damaging effects. Heart rate drops. Carbon monoxide levels drop to normal. In a few weeks, your lungs work better. Within a year, your risk for heart disease is half what it was. Withing 15 years, you have no greater risk for respiratory cancers than a non smoker. ...Read more
Meth exposure symptoms in children smell odor , my grandchild has metallic smell and I suspect he is being exposed to drug users
Wen i was 18 i used drugs heavy for 6 months only(mdma,cocaine,whippits).Did i increase my risk of ALS?Or was this exposure too brief to cause damage?
What are the benefits and risk for nuclear medicine procedures? I heard that there will be radiation exposure associating with the procedures, how harmful is this to my body?
Physiologic study: Nuclear medicine involves using internal irradiation in order to define function of various organ systems of body, . Some isotopes are injected iv, inhaled, and some ingested. Most diagnostic nuclear medicine procedures involve low doses of radiation. The isotopes of higher doses are used to treat thyroid diseases or cancer. Benefits are from diagnosis of abnormality that can be detected/ treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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