Asthma Triggers Conclusion – Wood Smoke

Smoke from wood-burning stoves and fireplaces contain a mixture of harmful gases and small particles. Breathing these small particles can cause asthma attacks and severe bronchitis, aggravate heart and lung disease and may increase the likelihood of respiratory illnesses. If you’re using a wood stove or fireplace and smell smoke in your home, it probably […]

Asthma Triggers – Part 1

Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors. Indoor allergens and irritants play a significant role in triggering asthma attacks. Triggers are things that can cause asthma symptoms, an episode or attack or make asthma worse. If you have asthma, you may react to just one trigger or you may find that several […]

Top Causes of House Fires

House fires cost home owners $6.9 Billion each year.  But what are some of the causes and statistics associated with fire losses?  Here’s a quick list: 42% of house fires start from Cooking 18% from Electrical issues 17% come from Arson cases 15% from Heating related issues 5% from Smoking 3% from indoor Candles 0.02% […]

Smoke Inhalation – Part 1

The number one cause of death related to fires is smoke inhalation. An estimated 50-80% of fire deaths are the result of smoke inhalation injuries rather than burns.  Smoke inhalation occurs when you breathe in the products of combustion during a fire. Combustion results from the rapid breakdown of a substance by heat (more commonly […]

Smoke Inhalation – Part 3

Follow Up Once the patient leaves the hospital, follow-up care is typically arranged. The patient should return immediately to the emergency department if they feel that their condition is worsening after discharge from the hospital. Medications may be prescribed, such as various inhalers and pain medications. The patient may notice shortness of breath with minimal exertion. […]