Patient discussion about fire

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Q. Does anyone have an issue with fire log? Every time my neighbors use fire log, I suffer. What can I do?

I moved to the West Coast, and realized people burn a lot of fire logs here. I seem to have developed an allergy to it. Every winter, I suffer when neighbors use fire logs. I can not go around the whole neighborhood asking them not to use it. I am wondering if there's any patient advocacy to prohibit the usage of fire logs? I am sure there must be a lot of asthma patients who have the same problem with mine? If we regulate smoking, why can't we regulate fire logs?
A1I found some info like this.

http://burningissues.org/car-www/index.html

I wish there's a regulation. If the healthcare cost is an issue for the government, they can reduce emergency visits due to asthma, by regulating fire logs.
A2I think any Asthmatic person has a problem with any kind of airborne pollution. I guess fire logs are the same.. it irritates the bronchi and cause attacks. I have never encountered a law against it, but this could be only a municipal legislation. I suggest moving to an “asthmatic friendly environment”.

Q. How do you tell the difference between chemical burns, and burns from fire?

Please don't spare on gross words i would like to know everything there is to burns.
A1Here is a ton of info on both-
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chemical_burn
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burn_%28injury%29
A2Flame induced burns are caused by the heat destroying your bodily tissue. Chemical burns result from the chemicals reacting with your flesh in ways that dissolve parts of you, digest you, or react and destroy bonds in the molecules that hold you together. The nice part about burns is that they can all be categorized together as the various means of destroying your tissue in the exact ways that no one enjoys. I hope that helps though I lacked on gross words. ....can i get extra points for adding in Ooze, puss, slime, boils, and fecal matter? You get the "Ooze, puss, slime, and boils" part from he burns, and then "fecal matter" when you realize what happened.
A3All thermal burns (from fire or flame) cause an injury to the different layers of the skin. The type of burn and the severity of the burn depends on the number of layers of skin affected.
Most chemical burns occur on the face, eyes, and arms and legs. Usually a chemical burn will be relatively small and will require only outpatient treatment. Signs and symptoms of chemical burns may include the following: Redness, irritation, or burning at the site of contact. Pain or numbness at the site of contact. Formation of blisters or black dead skin at the contact site. Vision changes if the chemical gets into your eyes. Cough or shortness of breath. In severe cases, you may develop any of the following:
Low blood pressure. Faintness, weakness, dizziness. Shortness of breath or severe cough. Headache. Muscle twitching or seizures. Cardiac arrest or irregular heartbeat.
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