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HARRY SMITH
@francko

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Oxy Machine and Dentist

Posted by @francko, Thu, Mar 15 1:47pm

Does anyone know if there is a portable oxygen machine that you can carry with you when you leave your home that will go to 6LM . Also the article that i read about the dentist getting PF from working on the teeth of someone that has PF how can that be true? If it was why would your spouse not get it if you kiss them. Thanks FRANCKO

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Hi Harry,
You might find answers to your question about a portable oxygen machine in this discussion on Connect
– Traveling and flying with oxygen https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/flying-with-oxygen/

I believe that you are referring to the news from CDC that came out earlier this week about a cluster of dentists who were diagnosed with IPF and the Center for Disease Control did not have conclusive evidence as to what put them at higher risk. Here's the Washington's Post's version of the news:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/03/10/dentists-keep-dying-of-this-deadly-lung-disease-the-cdc-cant-figure-out-why/

You'll note that the article doesn't state that the dentist contract pulmonary fibrosis from their patients, but rather that something in their work environment may put them at higher risk for getting PF. The patients referred to in the article are the dentists themselves. PF is not contagious.

@colleenyoung

Hi Harry,
You might find answers to your question about a portable oxygen machine in this discussion on Connect
– Traveling and flying with oxygen https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/flying-with-oxygen/

I believe that you are referring to the news from CDC that came out earlier this week about a cluster of dentists who were diagnosed with IPF and the Center for Disease Control did not have conclusive evidence as to what put them at higher risk. Here's the Washington's Post's version of the news:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/03/10/dentists-keep-dying-of-this-deadly-lung-disease-the-cdc-cant-figure-out-why/

You'll note that the article doesn't state that the dentist contract pulmonary fibrosis from their patients, but rather that something in their work environment may put them at higher risk for getting PF. The patients referred to in the article are the dentists themselves. PF is not contagious.

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Thank you for this most interesting info!
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