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i live in missoula montana where it has been incredibly smoky due to wildfires for over a month. i read a lovely thing in the paper that there is Mercury in this smoke, but thats not even my primary concern right now. i just need to be able to BREATHE<br><br><br>
i got a minor cold about a week ago but the smoke has made it hang on in my lungs. it is uncomfortable to breathe, but i am not having "difficulty" ...yet. i need nursing-friendly herbs or homeo treatments...<br><br>
here are links , if anyone is curious , from our health dept about the smoke.<br><br><a href="http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/EnvHealth/AirQ/WildFire/AQstatus/CurrentStatusReport.html" target="_blank">http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/EnvHeal...tusReport.html</a> (current air quality)<br><br><br><a href="http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/EnvHealth/AirQ/aqfaq.htm" target="_blank">http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/EnvHealth/AirQ/aqfaq.htm</a> (smoke composition, etc)<br><br><br><a href="http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/EnvHealth/AirQ/WildFire/page7.html" target="_blank">http://www.co.missoula.mt.us/EnvHeal...ire/page7.html</a> smoke levels explaination<br>
we had 13 consecutive days of "stage one" and "stage two" and then a break, and now we a have stage one again for the last few days.<br>
stage one = unhealthy<br><br>
ds clining gotta go hope it make sense<br><br>
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Cant' you just stay inside as much as poss, with AC on or one of those ionizer air cleaner devices? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to you, I hope it's better soon!
 

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i am doing that. its not enough. i still have to go to school , run errands, go shopping....its hard to imagine if you arent here, none of my long distant friends really can realte either, but its been a month, and you cant stay instide your house for a month, plus you HAVE to let the "air " in sometimes, its hot and stuffy in here! but we have a great air cleaner, thank goodness!
 

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I have a homeopathic remedy by Dr. Natural called throat relief which is symptomatic treatment of dry irritated throats due to smoking, smog or dry weather. This stuff really works too!<br>
It has<br>
baryta carb 3x<br>
belladonna 3x<br>
merc. biniodide 3x<br>
phytolacca 3x<br>
Hope you can find some. They are out of L.A.<br>
I know that thyme is for the lungs like peppermint is for the tummy-very soothing. Maybe you can run a humidifier with some thyme oil or if you dont have thyme oil I know that listerine has thymol in it which is thyme oil. Maybe put a little of that in humidifier. or if you have thyme herb make a strong brew of that and breathe in the vapors! i hope it gets better soon. that doesn't sound good! Laura
 

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stir-it just occurred to me- i don't know how nursing friendly thyme is. someone listed a link for that specifically but i didn't bookmark it. so maybe just dont drink tea just use as air purifier.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hippie.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hippie"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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