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Allergic bronchoconstriction post inhaltion of dry powdered fire extinguisher - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi, last night loads of people came to my house and set off a dry powdered fire extinguisher... there was loads of the stuff floating around i then had to sleep with it all around me...all in all i spent 6 hours around it and now i am still in the house it was sprayed in and i have had a tight chest all day and slight trouble getting a deep breath
Doctor :   ok
User :   and the last time it was serviced was in 1994..
User :   do you think i am at risk of anything?
User :   or need to get checked out
Doctor :  
you inhaled that stuff and there is some amount of allergic reaction responding in the form of respiratory constriction
Doctor :  
resulting in difficulty in breathing

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