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How should you treat clorox fume exposure?

How should you treat clorox fume exposure?

Clorox fumes: Immedicaztely get away from exposure and get into fresh air. If in respiratory distress call 011 or get to emergency room for treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


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How dangerous is exposure to cytotoxic drugs?

How dangerous is exposure to cytotoxic drugs?

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

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Can a minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause any permanent damage?

Can a minimal exposure to cigarette smoke cause any permanent damage?

Yes, it can: Exposure to tobacco smoke, even second hand smoke, increases the risk of cardiac events by increasing the stickiness of platelets and making the blood more coagulable. Precipitation of a cardiac event, e.g., myocardial infarction, heart attack, can cause permanent damage. ...Read more

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Could my growth be stunted by exposure to dad's cigarette smoke?

Could my growth be stunted by exposure to dad's cigarette smoke?

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

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Can a teens growth be stunted by occasional exposure to cigarette smoke?

Can a teens growth be stunted by occasional  exposure to cigarette smoke?

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

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Which is worse for you exposure to cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exaust?

Which is worse for you  exposure to cigarette smoke or exposure to auto exaust?

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

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Can exposure to wood fire smoke for one day (6-7 hours, was burning branches from landscape work) be a health concern?

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

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Is short term exposure to cigarette smoke enough to cause any cancers?

Is short term exposure to cigarette smoke enough to cause any cancers?

Cardiac risk: Short term exposure to tobacco smoke is a greater risk for precipitating a cardiac event by increasing the coagulability of blood and increasing the stickiness of platelets. It is difficult to quantitate the increase in risk for cancer from short term second hand smoke. ...Read more

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It is in thigh sun exposure is not there. everything removed. is there any medicine required for?

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

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How do you detox your lungs from exposure to cigarette smoke?

How do you detox your lungs from exposure to cigarette smoke?

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

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Can exposure to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy?

Can exposure to mold or cigarette smoke cause a reoccurrence of pleurisy?

No: An underlying disease like connective tissue disorder or chronic infection can cause recurrence.Cigarette smoking and mold can exacerbate asthma but not pleuritic chest pain ...Read more

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Should I trust a Oraquick HIV test from drug store, 6 months after possible exposure?

Should I trust a Oraquick HIV test from drug store, 6 months after possible exposure?

Nucleic acid test: A nucleic acid test for HIV, if negative at 6 months after exposure will remove any doubt of an infection. Home test has more false positives and is not a definitive test. ...Read more

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Exposure to radiation is so rare, but should people have ki in their medicine cabinets?

Exposure to radiation is so rare, but should people have ki in their medicine cabinets?

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

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Meth exposure symptoms in children smell odor , my grandchild has metallic smell and I suspect he is being exposed to drug users ?

Meth exposure symptoms in children smell odor , my grandchild has metallic smell and I suspect he is being exposed to drug users
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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

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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?

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

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Can exposure to secondhand smoke cause chronic shortness of breath?

Can exposure to secondhand smoke cause chronic shortness of breath?

Yes it can: Yes if you are exposed to second hand smoke over long period it may cause chronic bronchitis and COPD and that may give you chronic shortness of breath. ...Read more

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A coworker smokes and i can often smell the third hand smoke at my desk. Should i be worried over this level of exposure?

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

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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?

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?

Don't know: But constant exposure to second hand smoke can have long term health effects such as lung and heart disease
It is a common cause of asthma in children exposed to second hand smoke from parents and granparents ...Read more

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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?

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?

Some ideas: 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

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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?

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

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How to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

How to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

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

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Need tips to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Need tips to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

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

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How harmful is one hour of exposure to second hand smoke?

How harmful is one hour of exposure to second hand smoke?

Difficult to measure: Exposure to second hand smoke can trigger heart attack in susceptible individuals. How harmful, is difficult to state, as most people do not suffer long term consequences from a single short exposure. ...Read more

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Is there a way to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

Is there a way to cut down exposure to second hand smoke?

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

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How to help my body heal after second-hand smoke exposure?

How to help my body heal after second-hand smoke exposure?

Nothing Special: Your body has tremendous recuperative powers. Fresh air, exercise, good nutrition and adequate sleep should be sufficient. ...Read more

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For how long will it take to recover from second hand smoke exposure?

For how long will it take to recover from second hand smoke exposure?

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