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What are the symptoms to look out for if my kid inhaled small piece of plastic / nylon bag ? I'm not sure if he did
Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids or small foreign bodies. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Presence of these symptoms should prompt a visit to a doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Burns: Synthetics should not be worn under turnout gear as they can melt at high temperatures and often do not breathe as well as cotton or a blend. In high temperature situations if the material next to the skin does not breathe sweat can build up and become steam and burn the skin.... ...Read more
For firefighters...: Seems somewhere i saw this asked in relation to being a firefighter. Synthetics should not be worn under turnout gear as they can melt at high temperatures and often do not breathe as well as cotton or a blend. In high temperature situations if the material next to the skin does not breathe sweat can build up and become steam and burn the skin...If this doesn't answer question, be more specific. ...Read more
Possibly: Both nylon and spandex are polymer fibers that are unrelated to natural latex, and by themselves should not causes a reaction in latex-sensitive individuals (people can develop a sensitivity to some of the chemicals used in their manufacture). However, some fabrics may include latex threads in addition to spandex fibers, and this may or may not be listed. Contact the manufacturer to be sure. ...Read more
It's best to let it: Fall off naturally over time. Check w/your surgeon re; info on soaking the area or using wet compresses. I'm assuming you made a mistake and aren't a female as it shows above -- or your surgeon would have had to be very farsighted. ...Read more
Burnt a nylon jacket on the stove. Inhaled a lot of the fumes and feel sick. Left the house and left windows open. When will it be safe to go back in?
Burning nylon: Fumes from burning nylon probably didn't do your liver any favors, but overall it will handle it OK, if this is the only insult. I'm sure your lungs and bronchi weren't too happy either, but likely no lasting damage. I would stay out until you don't see smoke. You may want to set up a fan to blow out the window if it still stinks. Eat light if nauseated, it should pass. ...Read more
I've found "rubber shorts" on amazon. Many are made of spandex (some 20%, and 80% nylon or cotton). Is this an effective alternative to dental dams?
Avoidance only way: If you are referring to a contact dermatitis rash on exposure avoidance is the only effective prevention. Acutely steroids can lessen the symptoms, but have significant side effects. There is no desensitization for this type of allergic reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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