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Doctor insights on: Powder In Lungs

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Can occasional accidental inhalation of baby powder cause lung cancer?

Can occasional accidental inhalation of baby powder cause lung cancer?

Not likely.: This should not result in any long term effects. If a great deal was inhaled at once, it might interfere with breathing and cause sneezing. Long term constant exposure to powders and dust can cause pneumoconiosis, or dust in the lung, but this is seen in miners and sandblaster professions. Occasional accidental inhalation is unlikely to cause this or cancer, which mainly results from smoking. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

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


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I breathed in dry shampoo (hair spray with talc powder) and now my lungs burn! Poison control said I should be fine, but I'm worried. I have asthma.?

I breathed in dry shampoo (hair spray with talc powder) and now my lungs burn! Poison control said I should be fine, but I'm worried.  I have asthma.?

Not poisoned: But inhaling talcum powder may trigger an asthma attack. Make sure that you are taking all of your controller medications (inhaled corticosteroids, montelukast) and take two puffs of your rescue inhaler (albuterol). If symptoms of chest burning persist see your doctor. One inhalation is not going to cause permanent lung injury. ...Read more

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18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?

18mo had surgery last yr. Gma didn't know better and used baby powder all over him. Since his lungs are compromised is this likely to cause problems?

Question is unclear: Surgery a year ago would not necessarily compromise babies lungs. Regardless, unless the baby breathed in a cloud of talcum powder it is unlikely to cause problems. Babies can develop a transient bronchitis like response to such an event but it generally passes within 2 wks. I don't recommend powders for that reason. ...Read more

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Is loose face powder makeup safe? Sometimes, when applying, I will accidentally breathe small amount in. Can this cause lung problems/cancer?

Is loose face powder makeup safe? Sometimes, when applying, I will accidentally breathe small amount in. Can this cause lung problems/cancer?

Probably not: Check to see if your face powder contains talc. If it does, you might want to consider changing to a different powder. Breathing a lot of talc dust may slightly increase your risk for certain cancers. But in general, face powder particles are too big to get into the smallest airways in your lungs, so I wouldn't worry too much. Suggestion: exhale when you apply. :) and don't smoke! ...Read more

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My baby has what appears to be a drool rash on her chest, I've tried lotions, ointments, powder & she wears a bib 24/7. But nothing works.?

My baby has what appears to be a drool rash on her chest, I've tried lotions, ointments, powder & she wears a bib 24/7. But nothing works.?

Possible causes: You are right in thinking that drool can irritate the skin. It is common for babies to have irritant rashes on the chin, neck, and chest as a result. Vaseline normally works well if used frequently. For an area which stays damp, a yeast rash is also possible. I would suggest checking with her pediatrician and get their input or have her seen if it persists. ...Read more

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My heatbeat went crazy. The pulse was about 128bpm. It felt like my heart was going to pound out of my chest. With no activity. Two days ago I was putting up a glass tile backsplash. When I was mixing the compound, I inhaled the powder. Later finding out

My heatbeat went crazy. The pulse was about 128bpm. It felt like my heart was going to pound out of my chest. With no activity. Two days ago I was putting up a glass tile backsplash. When I was mixing the compound, I inhaled the powder. Later finding out

There : There is a possibility that the compound caused your heart to race(tachycardia). However, this may be difficult to prove. See your doctor, and bring the name of the compund with you. After a history and physical your doctor may order an ekg and blood tests to look for other possible causes of the tachycardia.
Take care. ...Read more

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Why my areolas are puffy? I do exercise regularly, Had not taken any steroids except whey protein powder. My lower chest looks slightly saggy.

Why my areolas are puffy? I do exercise regularly, Had not taken any steroids except whey protein powder. My lower chest looks slightly saggy.

Overweight?: Stop the protein powder. High protein diets are not healthy, as we knew well before Atkins made us forgot decades of good research. Now studies are showing again that high protein diets are increasing chronic illnesses. As far saggy and puffy, keep exercises and drop a few pounds to lower body fat and show off those gorgeous toned pecs lying underneath! If you are already thin, see a doc ...Read more

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25yrs. Use to smoke quit 50 days ago. Had left side chest/arm/neck pain, took goodys powder, went away now I feel nauseous and extremely fatigued?

25yrs. Use to smoke quit 50 days ago. Had left side chest/arm/neck pain, took goodys powder, went away now I feel nauseous and extremely fatigued?

See your doctor: Hard to say what the left sided pain you had was just from what you presented. A doctor needs to know the exact nature of the pain, whether it came on suddenly or gradually, in which area first and spreading to which area next, the nature of the pain (sharp, dull, knife-like, pressure-like) and what was happening before the pain started. The aspirin, tylenol&caffeine you took can cause the nausea. ...Read more

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I have a lot of built of gas I've been taking Tums (calcium carbonate) and some fiber powder was helping a little but still feel gas in my chest so I just took an enema went to the bath room and seen a little bood in my stool still have gas?

I have a lot of built of gas I've been taking Tums (calcium carbonate) and some fiber powder was helping a little but still feel gas in my chest so I just took an enema went to the bath room and seen a little bood in my stool still have gas?

I am worried.: Blood in stool is always distressing to us. The enema may be the cause, but I can't be sure. I must recommend consultation with dr to find out. For gas:use simethicone, chew more slowly and exhale before swallowing food. ...Read more

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How big are the lungs?

How big are the lungs?

Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more

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How big are our lungs?

How big are our lungs?

In terms of surface: Area, they are as large as a whole tennis court. ...Read more

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Why are my lungs hurting?

Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to inflammation of the lining of the lung (known as pleurisy) or muscular. ...Read more

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Can coughing damage lungs?

Can coughing damage lungs?

Yes but unlikely...: Cough as a result of the occasional cold virus is unlikely to cause any lung damage. Even the whooping cough in the unvaccinated is unlikely to cause lung damage per se (unless you're a newborn, in which case your risk of death in much greater). However, one could develop a pneumothorax as a result of coughing but it's unlikely unless underlying disease process. Check out http://goo. Gl/pqfybx. ...Read more

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How do you heal raw lungs?

How do you heal raw lungs?

Time: Usually lungs feel raw after a viral illness or lots of coughing. Almost always time will heal them. Be patient. ...Read more

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What does hard lungs mean?

What does hard lungs mean?

Fibrotic lungs: Any process that decreases air in the lungs. This includes pulm fibrosis , tumors that desrroy alveoli, some severe pneumonias with hepatization of the lung. Pneumoconioses also cause hard lungs. ...Read more

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Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Both of my lungs hurt, why?

Lungs hurt: Please give more information about your pain, so help can be given to you. ...Read more

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Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Can phleghm clean the lungs?

Cough clears lungs: When the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs are irritated they produce mucous, or phlegm, which traps the irritants and moves them up the airway so that the mucous and the irritants can be coughed out of the body. Coughing cleans the lungs. Phlegm is the vehicle that allows coughing to clear irritants from the lungs. ...Read more

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Do the lungs heal themselves?

Do the lungs heal themselves?

Yes: Asthma can be healed, if the cause of inflammation is reversed: http://bookonhealing. Com/conditions/autoimmune-diseases. Html. Emphysema can't be cured because it is irreversible lung destruction. Smoking causes it, as well as other less common causes. To stop progression, stop smoking and other exposures. Other less common lung conditions may or may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Where are your lungs located?

Where are your lungs located?

Chest: They are located inside your chest cavity called the thorax. Basically they are tucked underneath your ribs on both sides. ...Read more

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What does hardened lungs mean?

What does hardened lungs mean?

Difficult to answer: Depends on what setting. Acute repiratory distress syndrome can be 'stiff lungs' this means the elastic function of the lung is compromised for some illness. People are on life support with this. There are very rare diseases that can cause this as well. Need to know the clinical situation. ...Read more

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How to take care of your lungs?

How to take care of your lungs?

Caring for lungs: The most important thing is to not smoke, be around smokers and or other environmental pollutants. Living a healthy lifestyle can improve all body functions and organs. ...Read more

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What is lungs opacificification?

Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs. Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque.,. ...Read more

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What does density in lungs mean?

Density in the lung: Is a very generic nonspecific term...it means that there is something in the lung on xray or CT that could be almost anything, form normal to abnormal, from innocuous to serious. ...Read more

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Where in your body is your lungs?

Where in your body is your lungs?

In the chest: The lungs are in the chest, protected by all those ribs. ...Read more

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What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

What is a wisp in the lungs mean?

WISP and Lung Cancer: Our results (expression of cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 correlates with clinical features of lung cancer) suggest that cyr61, ctgf, and wisp-1 might be implicated in the development and progression of primary lung cancers, and their levels might serve as valuable prognostic markers, as well as potential targets for therapeutic intervention. ...Read more

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Can your lungs regenerate itself?

No lung regeneration: An adult lung does not grow new tissue; however, injured lung may potentially recover partial or near normal function. ...Read more

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What causes fluid build in lungs?

What causes fluid build in lungs?

Inflammation: Inflammation or reaction to a foreign body like a bacterium such as infectio fluid in the lungs are also some disease states that cause your body to attack its own tissue and I can closterwood in the longs also remember that all these connect organs are connected in some way to each other in the chest so if the heart fails fluking back up into the lungs and vice versa is more competine you realize but it's a good question. ...Read more