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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