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I had a one time exposure to wood dust. I put on a dust mask

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I had a one time exposure to wood dust. I put on a dust mask shortly after i started sweeping but i am worried that i already caused damage?
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing Internal Medicine Physician. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question

Wood dust is a common exposure.

This can cause inflammation and irritation in the airways. This can result in cough, shortness of breath, and asthma like symptoms

Most people do just fine though and have no symptoms.

If you have any symptoms like this, you should see your doctor for anti inflammatory treatments like steroids and inhalers.

If you have no symptoms, you have nothing to worry about.

I hope this helps. If you have more questions, just reply. :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you so much. I went for abike ride afterwards trying to clear out my lungs I think the irritation i feel is psychological as an internet search kind of freaked me out. Iso you do not think lung scarring occurred?
No, the lung will not be scarred. I'm quite sure of that

you will be fine. :)
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Thank you so much.
you're welcome. I truly wish you the best.

Please don't forget a positive rating. I appreciate it. :)
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Absolutely. My pleasure. :)
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