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 What can u do to break mucus up in the lungs after being sick or stoped smoking without meds?
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 Do you smoke?
what do you ...


 What can i do to my lungs when smokin crack?
it will make your lungs turn ...


 Medical Question, Please, Only serious answers......?
I have been to the doctors 4 times in the past 2 weeks and i'v had 2 hospital trips for what the doctors think (but arent completely sure) is whooping cough. Also.... they thought i had ...


 Is it possible for an untreated chest infection to turn into asthma?
I had a chest infection about two months ago, and didn't go to the doctors. I had mild asthma when I was younger, but grew out of it, and now rarely visit the doctor for anything.

My N...


 Are there any cures for athsma?
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 A cough or chest infection?
i have a cough and cold, the colds not too bad but the cough is painful, sometimes bringing up phlem. i'm also feeling quite ill, do you think its a general cough and cold, or a chest infection? ...


 Help! I feel so ill does anyone know whats wrong with me?
I have got a really bad sore throat and i mean bad i can hardly swallow. The side of my face aches, i haver had a thumping headache for 2 days now, i feel so lazy, i go a chesty cough aswell.
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 What do you call a nose that you cant breath through so you have to breath through your mouth?
when you sleep you make orgasmic noises, has to keep mouth open constantly nose always bleeds or mouth with slightest pressure....


 Why do I keep getting persistent coughs all year?
I've always been someone who gets coughs as my illness of 'choice' but they have got worse with age (I'm 19). They last about a month to 3 months at a time.. sometimes with just a ...


 Can smoking in my bedroom affect my lungs more than if i didn't smoke in my bedroom
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 When having a drink why does it sometime go down your windpipe?
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 Advice for serious asthma?
I have asthma. It's usually pretty mild and I'm pretty active, but when cold season comes around it seems like I jog 1 lap around the track and i feel like someone is sitting on my chest. ...


 Can taking a shower in the morning and then going out into the cold be bad for my cough/cold?
My doctor diagnosed me with broncitis. Ive been coughing for a couple weeks. I also have a bad cold with nasal congestion, runny nose, and my ears have been congested. I take a shower in the morning ...


 Slight Pain in chest when eating?
My mother has told me she has been having a slight discomfort in her esophagus for a couple of months ( she says she feels the heaviness in her chest) when swallowing any type of food, mainly in her ...


 Sore throat help please?
i have a sinus infection type deal which has given me a sore throat.. im guessing from breathing through my mouth during sleep and whatever.. i have these white dots on my throat.. doc says its not ...


 What HELPs ASTHMA???
i have been having trouble with my asthma for almost 3 weeks now, and none of my meds are helping, i feel nervouse and sick i have been on so many med, is there anything else that will help???
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 What really killed my mum?
my mum was only 57 when she died,when she was 18 she had puenmonia and it left a scarred lung,i was told my mum only had one decent lung and whilst its possible to live a good life with one lung,she ...


 Is it true that occasional smoking can ease asthma symptoms?
Some say it relaxes the airways....


 Asthma reliever,nebulizer?
circulates ventolin through the lungs,plugs into electrics and/or oxygen ...



Glenna R
If your home air conditioner has a freon leak, can the gases leak into the house causing illness?
                     





grinningleaf
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If the a/c unit is inside, or in the window, then yes, and freon is highly toxic. If the a/c is outside, it depends on whether there is a way for the freon to enter your home. Either way, freon is highly toxic and the leak should be stopped a.s.a.p.


jasonjas
Hell yes it can! You better get rid of that **** if it does leak.


mrcricket1932
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It has been illegal to use freon in a/c, for several years. now!


mischugenah
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that's a question I'd suggest you ask a professional, it's not something you want to be getting wrong.


dlmrgnk
Chances are extremely remote that you'd even notice. The amount of refrigerant in a system is so small compared to the volume of air in a house it's just very remote that it could happen. If the house were sealed? Umm. Not likely.


Michael K
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Absolutely......................Call someone to repair quickly.


RottinDog
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yes, although only in large amounts. R-22 or other freon displaces O2 and it would have to be a massive leak to displace enough O2 to make someone ill.


Elwood Blues
This is theoretically possible, but highly unlikely. The old refrigerant, R-22, under the trade name Freon, contains chlorofluorocarbons, and is a toxic gas. This has recently been replaced with R-410A , (under the name of Puron et al) which doesn't contain the deadly chlorine; but unless your system has been changed in the last 5 years, you probably still have the R-22.

It is illegal to vent Freon into the air, and can result in a fine of up to $25,000.00 per incident, enforced by the E.P.A. It has been theorized that the chemical composition of Freon was a contributing factor in depletion of the ozone layer. But your question is, is it causing illness?

The refrigerant gas is under tremendous pressure, and when released into the air from a leak in the a/c system, it tends to dissipate very quickly; unlike off-gassing from fungi, for example, that can linger and cause severe upper respiratory distress. The notable exception to the potential health hazard of escaping refrigerant is if it is exposed to combustion, like a pilot light. The result of that reaction can be phosgene gas, which is a deadly toxin.

If you are concerned about this possibility, a qualified A/C tech can perform a leak check for you that will pick up mere molecules of leaking refrigerant. I suspect, however, if you or you family are experiencing home-related upper-respiratory symptoms, fungi (mold) is a more likely culprit.


oggie
Freon they say can make you sick, but it has never bother me and I cut the lines on about 3 units and it all leaks out in less than a minute and its never bothered me so if it is a slow leak from only one unit then I wouldn't worry about it to much.


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