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Asbestos and Spring Illnesses

Spring is here and so being the pollen. You may be asking yourself what pollen has to do with asbestos, the answer isn’t that simple. Asbestos-related illnesses can sometimes mimic the symptoms of allergies, sinuses, colds, and even flus. The question is, how do you tell the difference? The only way to know for sure, is to see your doctor. However, if you do have symptoms that last all year long, you could have an asbestos-related illness. It could also be mold. It is important that you have your home checked, as well as, see your doctor immediately. Spring time is horrible for allergy sufferers, but it is also bad for those that suffer from asbestos-related illnesses. Allergies can exacerbate the symptoms from asbestos exposure.  Below are some of the common symptoms of asbestos-related illnesses that can mimic allergies.

  • Coughing
  • Wheezing
  • Watery Eyes
  • Cracking when Breathing
  • Trouble Breathing
  • Swollen Face
  • Sneezing
  • Headaches
  • Body Aches

Above are the symptoms that could be asbestos exposure or regular allergies. We will also talk about symptoms that are related to exposure. These symptoms should never be ignored, as they could end in death or a serious illness.

  • Swollen Neck or Stomach
  • Chest Pains
  • Cognitive Problems
  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Lethargy

If you have any of the symptoms listed in this article that go on for more than a month, see your doctor. Your symptoms could be a more serious illness. Being exposed to this hazardous material can cause asbestos cancer, respiratory problems, and even death. If you believe you were exposed to asbestos, it is important that you see a doctor. The sooner asbestos illnesses are found, the better they can be treated. Asbestos-related illnesses can cause devastating symptoms and illnesses.

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