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I'm SKEERED DE anxiety.. (dh says its in my head)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Dar, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    I just sprinkled DE in my coop (yes food grade had pics of cows on bag and said something about additive for live stock feed)

    Anyway last year I use a product called Dri-Kill to get rid of parasites lice and mites on some chickens I bought at an auction... well a few days later i was coughing up a lung, fever, chills.. the whole 9 yards. went to the hospital and they wanted to admit me for double pneumonia. I argued with doc and got my way so I came home with some wonderful pills and am all better

    FF>> to today.. i used the DE and now I am worried about getting pneumonia again. Can DE cause lung issues like pneumonia? I never want to go through that again

    eta: I see this thread and this is how I read the title the DE TEST anyone sick?... (i need help) LOL...
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=280700
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2009
  2. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Did you inhale it? When you do it, you should put on some kind of mask type thingie...
     
  3. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have no masks left at home my box was empty.. I just did not breathe..lol i sprinkled and walked out let the air clear and back in i went... [​IMG] i knew i should have waited till after my vacation
     
  4. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

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    Dar honey that's DETEST not DE TEST....ur just paranoid aren't ya [​IMG] However.....We used DE too, about 3 weeks ago, so u may be onto something...mwaahahahaha...JK!!! Glad ur better!!!
     
  5. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just use a mask and you'll be fine....[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:yes I am paranoid... i hate being sick... and thanks...
     
  7. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

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    Quote:Any fine particle dust like DE can cause lung problems. With the history you gave, it would be wise not to dust until you have access to a mask, or use a handkercheif tied across your nose and mouth. You don't want to take any chances.
     
  8. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

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    I cant imagine getting double pnuemonia in just a few days... I would say that you had it starting and just got the symptoms then...
     
  9. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I was not feeling ill at all before dusting with the dri-kill and then a few days later i started coughing and it got worse and I waited about 6 days after the initial symptoms before seeking medical attention because i hate it when people run to the dr for a sniffle, but when my lips were blue and nail beds were blue DH gave me a choice... go to the ER or he calls an ambulance... then i got to the er the nurse put the o2 censor on my finger and she said she was surprised i was still conscious
    and alert because my sats were so low
     
  10. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    And your going on vacation in a few days too.. [​IMG]
     

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