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The hot water pipe beneath my apt burst and left a fumey smell. It makes my children cough & wheeze. What is going on?

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Dr. Gary Snead
ADHD & Autism

In brief: Airway irritation

This could be an allergy, it could be chemical, physical irritation of the airways, the air passages in the children's lungs.
You should have them seen by their primary health care practitioner.

In brief: Airway irritation

This could be an allergy, it could be chemical, physical irritation of the airways, the air passages in the children's lungs.
You should have them seen by their primary health care practitioner.
Dr. Gary Snead
Dr. Gary Snead
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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: Airway irritation

Cough and wheezing are manifestations of airway irritation, which may or may not be allergic, if there is not a concurrent infection.
Water leaks promote mold formation relatively fast, especially if with warm environment. Materials used to fix the pipes might also be irritant. Whether allergy or non-allergic your doctor might be able to assess and control these symptoms.

In brief: Airway irritation

Cough and wheezing are manifestations of airway irritation, which may or may not be allergic, if there is not a concurrent infection.
Water leaks promote mold formation relatively fast, especially if with warm environment. Materials used to fix the pipes might also be irritant. Whether allergy or non-allergic your doctor might be able to assess and control these symptoms.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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