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What Are Some Health Side Effects Of Concrete Demolition Dust
Irritation: Although not as unsafe as inhaling asbestos fibers or chemicals, the dust itself can cause an irritant effect in the lungs. Over time this can cause some scarring and atelectasis (parts of the lung that don't fill all the way up). Anyone being exposed to dust that can be inhaled, no matter what the potential long-term effects should wear a mask to filter the air. ...Read more
Would a one time exposure to concrete dust under a minute cause any health problems like asbestosis or silicosis, how does body take care of tiny amt?
No, no problema: It takes chronic exposure over many years before any kind of dust can affect or damage the lungs. Our lungs, have a natural, good filtering(Nose) and cleaning system(mucosal Cilia) to protect themselves and can expel minimal exposure like you have mentioned. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: Local lumps at the injection sites are not uncommon. Rarely you may even have anaphylaxis ( a life-threatening situation which may manifest as breathing trouble, fainting, shock, itching, hives , vomiting etc) and thus you must stay at the office for 30 minutes after each session so that prompt treatment can be started when and if this does occur. ...Read more
Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?
No: If you have calcium, cystine, or triple-phosphate stones, no. If you have uric acid stones, also no, though you may have been advised to restrict your diet to keep purine intake low. Almonds aren't loaded with purines. You can probably ignore stuff about "acid / alkaline forming foods" from kidney-stone websites; stay hydrated and comply with the rest of your rx. ...Read more
Have 4mm stone and fragments that never passed from ESWL. Dr. prescribed Pot Citrate 2x a day. Does it prevent & dissolve stones? Side effects?
Here are some...: Most of times, a 4-mm stone may spontaneously pass with some expected pain or stay in kidney as the the core (nidus) to grow bigger over time. The use of potassium citrate is used specifically or nonsepcifically for assuming shortage of citrate in your urine - a known stone inhibiting substance, General advice for you is: daily urine output >2500 cc; lower oral intake of salt, red meat, & dairy .. ...Read more
Methlyprednisolone USP 4mgpack for inflamation saliva stone. scared to take it cause of the bad side effects. Ive read about suicide on this drug.
That is a very rare: side effect and should not effect your ability to take it as it will treat your problem ...Read more
I was helping someone move concrete bags, one of those bags broke and concrete dust flew around. I think i may have inhaled some dust, will I be ok?
Yes: Such a brief exposure will not cause any lasting problem. People who work with concrete are exposed to it every day and generally stay well. If you knew you would be exposed for many hours repeatedly, you would be well advised to wear a mask but that doesn't apply to your brief exposure. ...Read more
I have bronchitis and they were sawing concrete today.All the dust came over, and I'm having coughing fits. What can I do to stop it?
Cough: Actually the coughing will aid in clearing some of this material from your airways. You could get a variety of OTC products containing dextromethorphan (usually marked DM in the U.S.). If that does not work then you doctor can prescribe a Codeine containing cough syrup. Hope this clears up soon. If you are a smoker, please stop. ...Read more
I pulverized a concrete floor inside a home for 2 days without a mask. Is silica dust now trapped forever in my lungs causing irreparable damage?
See specialist: i would see a pulmonologist for evaluation and at least baseline test establishment. You may be fine, but best to be proactive and get checked ASAP . Good luck ...Read more
I helped a friend move a concrete bag and it broke releasing dust and I breathed in some for 10 seconds. What are my chances of getting acute silicosi?
I may be pregnant. I work construction, I deal with concrete. I breath concrete dust a lot of times and breath chemicals. Will that affect my preg?
Chemical exposure: What ever is not healthy for you is not healthy for a baby you may be carrying. I'm not sure you are even in compliance with OSHA regulations if you are breathing in so many irritants. You need to determine if you are pregnant, but regardless, you should strongly consider a different occupation where your health is not so compromised by your environment. ...Read more
How much concrete dust would you have to inhale to get acute silicosis and how long of an exposure must it be? I mean acute not chronic silicosis
OHSA PEL: or Permissible Exposure Limits are 0.1mg/cubic meter over 8 hours. Stationary masonry saws without dust controls like wet sawing can generate 20 times this amount. With no respirator or dust controls, sufficient exposure for acute silicosis might result in as little as 4-6 weeks of 40 hours/week. Visible dust is no indicator since those particles are too large to reach lungs. ...Read more
I've had a mild dry cough for 5 weeks and mild chest pain. X-ray came back normal. I was exposed to concrete dust five weeks ago for 1 minute. silicos
I had a co2 blood test done and it said I was at 27, which is close to 30 (hypercapnia). Should I be worried? I had a brief exposure to concrete dust
TCO2: tCO2 on the blood test (usually electrolyte panel) represents bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) and volatile CO2 and is different from arterial CO2 = partial pressure of CO2 in the blood, which is done usually in the hospital setting. most adult values are in that range (24-32). When it is high it suggest that you may have chronic respiratory acidosis, but 27 is fine ...Read more
Was exposed to concrete dust heavy in the air in basement for one hour while vacuuming it up. Wore paper mask. Will One exposure cause acute silicosis?
Classic case DM w/ ILD, after inhalation of polyurethane and concrete dust. Question: Can these inhaled substances be cleared from lungs/ body? How?
?: I am not aware of any methods to remove. ...Read more
I was briefly exposed to concrete dust two weeks ago. Now I have a bloody discharge from my nose and sometime have trouble breathing when lying down.
Pulmonary or Cardiac: Your symptoms may be related to the dust exposure but may more likely signal a more serious problem related to your lungs and possibly your heart. Any high blood pressure or leg swelling or palpitations.? You should be checked by a cardiologist or pulmonologist as your symptoms may indicate a serious long term problem. Any cough or wheezing? The dust issue may just be a clue to a bigger concern. ...Read more
HomeDepot warehouse Job. Cement/wood/concrete dust. I have throat irritation all the time. Any remedies to help the throat? Medicines or something?
Prevent exposure.: Your best bet in this context is to always wear a mask, preferably a high-level type to prevent yourself from breathing in these particulates. And wear it all the time. ...Read more
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