Lung Irritation

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Will inhaling saltwater affect the lungs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old man with normal BMI. I inhaled salt water while swimming at the beach. Will it affect my lungs? What is the natural way to treat this?  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Seawater or salt water by itself is harmless to the lungs. The worst you may get is few days of cough because of lung irritationfrom the salt present in the water. At present, if you are not having any problem then there is nothing to worry. But there are chances of yo...  Read Full »

Can inhaling enamel paint residual fumes cause health issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I (66 years, 145 lbs) am using a can of enamel paint in my basement. Total of 1 to 2 minutes. Had a mask on then took it off while I cleaned up 5 to 10 inhaling residual fumes. However, the mask was old. I know I should not have done it inside. Can this cause any health issues? Ran an...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul Amuthan

Ayurveda Specialist, Naturopathy Specialist, Pharmacologist, Siddha Medicine Specialist, Toxicologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The paints usually have toxic chemicals, which on long-term continuous inhalation (more than one month) definitely can accumulate sufficiently in lung and body, to produce the toxic effect. This can happen for the painting professionals without proper precautions. In y...  Read Full »

Will travelling to a place with high rates of pollution affect my lungs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male who has just returned home from a year's trip to a country known for high rates of pollution. I am currently experiencing shortness of breath (no coughing) and excessive burping. I will try to provide you as much detail as possible. When I went, I did not have ...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case all your investigations are normal then you probably have acute bronchitis or associated anxiety. In your case scenario, my suggestion would be antiallergic like Levocetirizine and Montelukast once daily. Addition of Etizolam as an antianxiety drug would hel...  Read Full »

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