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Doctor insights on: What Are Some Health Side Effects Of Concrete Demolition Dust

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What are some health side effects of concrete demolition dust?

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

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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?

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 more

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What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

What are side effects of allergy shots? I recently started them for dust, cats, dogs, and grass

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

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Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Can zyrtek cause behavioral changes in a child and mood swings? What is an allergy med with no side effects for dust mite allergy?

Yes: I have seen some of those side effects with zyrtec, though not often. You can try claritin syrup or allegra syrup and see it they have little or no side effects. An alternative would be a nasal spray like Flonase or nasonex (mometasone). Good luck ...Read more

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Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

Is there any side effects of eating almonds daily if I have kidney stone?

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

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Have 4mm stone and fragments that never passed from ESWL. Dr. prescribed Pot Citrate 2x a day. Does it prevent & dissolve stones? Side effects?

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

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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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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

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Husband inhaled a lot of dust and some chemicals while sanding concrete floorthat had some adhesive on it. Trouble getting a deep breath. Some cough.

See your doctor : Shortness of breath and cough need evaluation as soon as possible . Multiple factors can lead to such symptoms . You doctor. May order some test like crx , ct scan, echo &etc to aid in estabilishing diagonosis depending on his evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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

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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'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

Not long enough: 1 minute's exposure to concrete dust cannot cause silicosis. You probably had a viral upper respiratory infection and now have post-inflammatory bronchitis - which is common. Give it time. You'll get over it. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Acute silicosis: Likely NOT wearing the paper mask hopefully cut down on a lot of the dust particles but by no means the most efficient or effective dust mask. You will probably cough up a lot of discolored mucus and blow a lot of discolored mucus from your nose. ...Read more

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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.

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

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HomeDepot warehouse Job. Cement/wood/concrete dust. I have throat irritation all the time. Any remedies to help the throat? Medicines or something?

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