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Been having draining sinuses (spitting mucus, stuffy nose, asthma flare ups) after breathing in smoke from burning wood outside for <5 seconds. Why?

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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Irritating

Smoke is very irritating to one's airways since it contains multiple chemicals, resins, aside from the ash.
Why do you think firemen always wear a mask when fighting fire?

In brief: Irritating

Smoke is very irritating to one's airways since it contains multiple chemicals, resins, aside from the ash.
Why do you think firemen always wear a mask when fighting fire?
Dr. John Chiu
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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Irritation

Smoke is an irritant to the nose and airways and whatever was on the wood may also be an irritant which can cause congestion, mucous production and bronchial irritation exacerbating asthma or causing an acute asthma flair up.

In brief: Irritation

Smoke is an irritant to the nose and airways and whatever was on the wood may also be an irritant which can cause congestion, mucous production and bronchial irritation exacerbating asthma or causing an acute asthma flair up.
Dr. Diane Minich
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