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I suffer from mcs,sick building syndrom.I have worked in hair salons for 20 yrs which I believe has alot to do with my condition.Chemicals of all kinds icluding air fresheners,perfume cat dander,scented shampoo,conditioner ect...give me ...
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Hello, I am a female in my late 20s. I work in a lab with chemicals such as acetonitrile and methanol on a daily basis. I tried avoiding it but I smell them all the time, do you think there will be any short term and long term effects?? ...
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i am pulmonologist. after bronchoscopy during collection of biopsy sample i got needle ***** (large bore needle) from contaminated needle by biopsy sample. biopsy was positive for sqamaus cell carcinoma. blood group of patient was O+ & m...
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Hi Iam 28 years old female doctor working in primary health center in iraq،recently they discovered that there is leakage of x-ray beam from x-ray unit that is adjucent to my room(approximatly 3-5m between my room and x-ray unit) I c...
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Yesterday my husband was at work and had to try and get several old cars with old batteries started and he had to sit inside the cars to try and start he stated that the fumes from the batteries has now made him sick and he feels like he...
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My husband was diagnosed with asbestosis two years ago. Recently he has been diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea. Although I have found medical journals which link idopathic pulmonary fibrosis with obstructive sleep apnea, is...
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well its been five years now since i was exposed to asbestos i was wearing a full face respirator but my seal broke and i got a whiff of the brake dust we were cleaning and i could taste it in my mouth. So now my ribs hurt on the left si...
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I work at a job that involves being in semi trailers and loading packages for 5 hours a night, 5 nights a week. Some of the trailers have leftover floor spill litter in it and dust from it and it gets kicked up. I have only worked at the...
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My husband recently found that exposure to lead -acid batteries over a long period of time can cause alot of different health issues. Some of which he is presently suffering. He has postponed a major surgery for heart issues because of t...
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I was wearing a n 95 dust mask and a fresh air blasting hood.I have the rib pain constant I didnt have any breathing problems before sand blasting.I dont know what would be in the dust other thal alumn oxide.It has been 2 yrs I was remov...
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In October 2011, I had my first Flu Shot. Since that time I've experienced arm pain that is so intense I get physically sick to my stomach. I've seen the doctor 3 times regarding this situation explaining that I can't raise my arm upward...
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I sandblasted in heavey dust for 3 weeks we use alumn oxide blast.I can not find out anything about the dangers of this sand.I have been having chest pains for a while just wondered if this could cause.I have had Hrct,Ct,Xrays all have b...
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Hi.For the last few months i have recently been getting a very hot and red face and itchy skin however there seems to be no corrolation as to when i get it. The doctor has prescribed me with many antihystemens but they have not worked....
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Thanks for answering my questions I was very scared I sandblasted in heavy dust for 3 weeks I wore a blasting hood with fresh air and a n 95 dust mask under that.I wasnt aware of the dangers of the silica dust.I started having loweer lun...
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Whats happened to Dr Parks ?
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I was wondering if a HRCT alone can rule ot Silicosis.I have had x rays,hrct,ct still having pain in my right lower lung area.I have had gallblader out,TB tests how hard is silicosis to dignose.Thanks
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I don't know where else to put this question - this seemed the best heading. My husband was in a deer stand last night when it came crashing down from the tree. He fell about 10 feet and landed on his right side. He didn't hit his...
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can you get sleep apnea from being exposed to asbestos?Back in the 80s, I was in the navy, on the oldest ship in the fleet.I worked in the engine/boiler roomAt least one time for about 2 hours I was ripping out old lagging from steam pip...
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I was wondering if silicosis it self causes pain in your lungs.Do I need a Biopsy to see if I have the disease I was exposed to sandblasting for 3 yrs I have quit not but I have been having pain in the right lower lung area weakness,get ...
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i recieved a flu shot from walgreens on sept. 21. i forget the exact time but within two days i could not lift my arm. i went to dr office 13 days later and recieved a cortisone shot in my glute. it relieved the pain for five days. the...
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