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Medicine For Smoke Exposure
Smoke Exposure (Definition)
When you inhale smoke of any kind. The smoke released by any type of fire (cigarette, forest, brush, crop, structure, tires, waste or wood burning) is a mixture of particles and chemicals produced by incomplete burning of carbon-containing materials and can harm you. ...Read more
Potential problem: Exposure related to nurses, pharmacists over a prolonged period can be a problem. A very short exposure (spill of drug or brief contact with skin can not be a problem. Be careful to protect yourself when cytotoxic drugs may be involved. ...Read more
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
It is in thigh sun exposure is not there. everything removed. is there any medicine required for?
Sun exposure: can result in dangerous skin burns . If there is blistering and or peeling, many types of natural and prescription meds can be used. Be sure to stay hydrated with more water than normal. Best wishes! ...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
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
Meth exposure symptoms in children smell odor , my grandchild has metallic smell and I suspect he is being exposed to drug users
Suspicion: If you have reason to suspect your grandson is exposed to drug users, this is a very big problem. Child protective services needs to be aware & check out the situation. Please contact them, and share your concerns. ...Read more
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?
NO: Your drug abuse does not put you at risk for ALS, but if you continued, you would be at risk for a stroke, heart attack or even Parkinson's disease. Glad you stopped, as recreational drugs are a recipe for catastrophe. ...Read more
A coworker smokes and i can often smell the third hand smoke at my desk. Should i be worried over this level of exposure?
Risks less but there: While the odds are less, secondhand smoke has been linked to the development of emphysema and heart disease, just like smoking. So not as intensely risky as smoking, but still risky. People who live or work with smokers do need to be careful and mind their own health. ...Read more
If smoking can stunt growth, is it possible that prolonged exposure to secondhand smoke (ie if a parent smokes in the house) could affect growth?
24/m;casual smoker for 4 years;left smoking;pain in centre of chest located at a line between nipples;pain brought on by exposure to smoke;please help?
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health,
Inflammation of the lungs and surroundings would increase with cough/deep breaths.
Prescribed medicines are quite good for this and seeing a doctor would rule out moe serious issues ...Read more
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 more
Only so much you can: Do on this front. In your home, you can require people not to smoke indoors, or at worst, have a designated smoking room that you equip with a "smoke-eater." if you live in an apartment building, you may be getting second-hand smoke through your walls, floors, ceiling and vents. In some areas there are now laws requiring apt bldgs be smoke-free indoors. Clean exposed walls, fabrics, clothing. ...Read more
There is no magic: Formula. If you live with people who smoke, request that they smoke outside, or that there be a "smoking room" which is equipped with a good smoke-eater (one that vents outside). If you are living where there used to be smokers, cleaning down the walls and surfaces, cleaning the upholstery etc will help. If you live in an apt bldg, talk to the landlord about making bldg smoke-free. ...Read more
Yes, stay away: From people who smoke. Don't allow family members or other guests to smoke in your home. If you live in an apartment, tell landlord that smoke from other apartments can and does travel and has impact on you. Some apt. Bldgs now are smoke-free. If you are in setting where smoking has taken place, clean all the surfaces, including furniture, coverings etc. Thoroughly to wipe off residual smoke. ...Read more
Tobacco smoke: We all slowly lose lung function as we grow older, typically most non-smokers will die with greater than 80% of their lung function. Smokers lose lung function at a faster rate. If they stop, the rate of decline typically slows to the same rate as non-smokers. Most people do not experience activity limitations until they have less than 80% capacity. ...Read more
None: All exposure to smoke is harmful.Get a more detailed answer ›