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 Does anyone have any good home remedies for chest congestion and weezing?
My son often has problems in the fall with chest congestion but the stuff the doctors give him just don't generally work. Any suggestions would be appreciated....


 What helps a bloody nose from dry sinuses?
This year for some reason, I've had alot of trouble with my sinues. My nose gets dry and I get nose bleeds. I've tried vaseline type products and that hasn't helped. Any suggestions?...


 Im a smoker who works in a care home for people with MS etc I need some info.?
A few weeks ago I had a really bad virus that went to my chest and I was in bed for 3 days I then changed to menthol cigarettes which have helped, (I am going to the no smoking clinic as soon as) ...


 How do I make my 2-year old son stop snoring? He snores like an adult and it's bothering me.?
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 Would it be harmful to let my daughter be exposed to asbestos at a nursery temporarily until they remove it?
from the outer roof of the building which is in close proximity to the playground?...


 Science Question!?
How does the circulatory system fight diseases?...


 How to prevent the asthma attack?
I'm curious to know what is actually triggers asthma attack and how to prevent it. Is it true that by doing some simple exercise such as swimming can lessen the asthma attack as well as ...


 I had laryngitis (I think that's how you spell it)?
Anyhow I had it for almost 3 weeks and still my voice has not fully recoverd. Then I got a head cold and a extreamly bad cough. Everything is pretty much gone except my cough. Now it seems every time ...


 Is there an easier way to quit smoking?
ive been smoking for 2 years and i am extremly addicted but if im doing somthing i can go hours without doing it.It dosent show that i smoke i can run and it dosent slow me down but cancer runs high ...


 How serious are blood clots in the lungs?
Tests have already identified problem and patient is in hospital....


 Tinnitus and Menieres ?? Does any one have any answers???
My dad sufferers from tinnitus which he can live with as thats not to bad but he has these attacks which cause him to go giddy.The doctors have said it is down to the menieres but all they can give ...


 Any 1 with a long lasting cold???
I had this cold for nearly 4 weeks, just as I think its going it decides to stay. I feel ok in my self....just fed up of the cough and runny nose....


 What are the initial symptoms of Sleep Apnea? Can sleep apnea occur in individuals that are not overweight?
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 Is pneumonia contageous?
I have pneumonia. Been on anitbiotics for 5 days now. Temperature broke 36 hours ago and is now normal. Still weak and lethargic. Is it ok to get close to my wife and kids now?...


 Are there any effecive methods of getting rid of smoking, i m damaging me?
i start dying, if i don't smoke for 1 hour (max)...


 >Is my heartrate normal?
I just checked my pulse myself with my finger on
my chest. I got 83 bpm...is that normal? I checked
it because my heart seemed like it was beating
somewhat slow. I ran up and down the ...


 I don't know what happened to me, it was scary! Any suggestions?
Something very scary happened me this morning. I was asleep, alone in bed and all of a sudden I felt as though I was being squashed. Like something was crushing my chest. I couldn't breathe and ...


 How do i stop my husband snoring?
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 Is Sleep Apnea harmfull...??
I didn't notice that I had this disorder untill I got married. lol Now, my wife is constantly elbowing me during the night, telling me to 'Breathe!!'. It annoys her, because I hold ...


 If a smoker starts vomiting blood, what does it signify..?
i know a 20 year old kid who is a chain smoker..it seems that he has been vomiting blood once in a blue moon, since the past 2 years..

could i get an explanation for this please..?...



hello
Dust and stuff in lungs..????
i was just wondering...when building or renavating a house...if the whole time you did not wear a mask and breathed in dust and things like when sanding plaster..foam...cutting wood...drilling metal...what happens to all the stuff you breathe in?? does it come out somehow? does it cause any medical problems later in life. like lung cancer?????thankyou heaps..
                     




NV
Dust and Stuff in your lungs
Dust and Stuff between your ears


nursegrl
You should be wearing a mask. The particles get trapped in lungs and then lungs produce mucous and cough trying to expel it from lungs. Inhaling dust from lumber that is water resistant/pressure treated has been known to cause arsenic poisoning. It's not that it is hard to diagnose, it's just that symptoms are vague at first and not one of the first things drs look for. Wear a mask--especially if renovating an older home--asbestos--mesothelioma.


sapphirafire
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Usually if you are healthy, any dust/particles you breathe in will be caught in the mucous lining of your respiratory tract and you will cough it up. However, for someone who is already sick (chronically sick, usually the elderly) or with respiratory conditions such as asthma, it is a major concern for them to breathe in any excess particles as their body may not be able to remove it. Then it stays in the lung and causes pneumonia...

Having said that, not wearing a mask while remodeling your house would not cause a respiratory condition or cancer... just because the exposure time was so short. You will notice that (smart) people that do this stuff for a living will wear respiratory masks... dry wallers, welders, even nail techs... to prevent any material from being inhaled.


IAINTELLEN
The bronchial tube are coated with tiny hairs called cilia. They move in a wave like pattern that pushes mucus and particles out of the respiratory system. Smoking paralyzes these 'hairs'. With each cigarette they stop moving for a little while. When a person smokes often, the hairs eventually stop moving altogether. That's why smokers develop a cough. The actually need to cough up the mucus instead of letting the hairs bring it up slowly.


ridder
You can get a respiratory infection from inhaling dust particles. If you don't have any symptoms now I guess I wouldn't worry. Just buy a mask for future use.


Benvenuto
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Well, I think it's probably ok...but it's always safe to wear a mask anyway. In sculpting class, you never want to breathe in the clay powder because it has silicone, heavy things that your lungs cannot get rid of. But they do not have the same warning on clay powers and pigments.


mt982000
Read the stuff on this web page

http://www.diysafe.nsw.gov.au/manage.html
and
http://www.diysafe.nsw.gov.au/hazard_blg.html

Make yourself aware of the potential hazards of renovating your house, ESPECIALLY if the house is over 25 years old. Renovating houses can be very dangerous if you do not take the appropriate precautions.

And by the way, when you purchase a mask, buy a P1 or P2 rated respirator with disposable cartridges. You can get them from a hardware store. They are not cheap, but they will protect you from some of the finer toxic dusts. This is what the professionals use. Don't use those disposable paper masks - they are close to useless.


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