~Histoplasmosis~ Do you take precautions around your bird?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by _Randall_, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/hi97146.html
    It's a fairly lengthy read, but I'm wondering if the "dust" I've been enhaling while fooling with my birds every day has been the reason I've been on a strong antibiotic for about a month now trying to rid a chronic sinus infection. I've had allergy and sinus problems for years, but have had a horrible time with it for the past few months. I've just started wearing a dust mask when doing stuff around my birds, and thinking about going to a respirator. I'm too into the quail thing to be told that I need to get rid of them to get rid of my health problem [​IMG] It's something to think about.
    Your thoughts??
     
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  2. optic1

    optic1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do throw off a lot of dust and it is possible it is aggrevating your problem. Go find one of your paint stores and get the painting masks they have. Around 20 bucks at my auto paint store and came with extra filter pads. Nothing gets through those babies because they are rated for fumes.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:DONT COUGH ON THE QUAIL! GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT YOU'D GIVE THEM.... [​IMG]
     
  4. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:DONT COUGH ON THE QUAIL! GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT YOU'D GIVE THEM.... [​IMG]

    LOL............I try to muffle coughs, sneezes, and any other alarming sound a human can make around them. The covey-rise reaction stirs up a LARGE dust storm now that the crowd has done gotten bigger......
     
  5. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
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  6. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Quote:I'm sorry you're a victim of the illness. Thanks for the testimony, and hope your health takes a turn for the better. [​IMG]
     
  7. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    Grenada, Ms
    Just FYI.............I moved 54 Bobs from the brooder to the "big bird" pen today, and wore a dust mask. But with all the excitement of those little boogers cuttin' up sideways, it would've been noticable to a near-blind man all the "poultry" dust that was spewed in that room. Again, yeah.........the dust mask was a weak precaution, but it makes me wonder just what I would've inhalded without the mask that would shorten my life! ......... Just sayin'.............
     
  8. Rozzie

    Rozzie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2010
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