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Could my new makeup be causing my symptoms?

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  • Posted By: aloe__vera
  • July 31, 2008
  • 11:29 PM

Recently I have been feeling very uncomfortable and breathless; I cannot draw a 'satisfying' bretah. Theproblem is particularly pronounced after mild excercise eg. walking up stairs although I am sitting here now after a sedentary evening struggling to draw breath, too.

My thoughts were that this might be attributable to:

* humidity and heat. It has suddenly become very hot and the air is rather close

* smoking. I gave up two years ago but perhaps it could be linked?

* diet. I am not overweight but since not long ago have been trying to lose weight, and am eating a little less meat. perhaps anaemia?

* silica dust. This one worries me most. I have just started using a new make up setting powder. its texture is extremely fine and when I apply it i feel some entering my nose; it is very, very light and 'clouds' around my face. I have just read that the only ingredient in this powder is silica, which I have just read to be quite dangerous to the respiratory system. Would they really make make up with silica in a dangerous form?? Surely not but the time I started using this powder also coincides with the breathlessness. This is the stuff:


Of course i will see my GP when I have time whihc will be in the next fortnight, in the mean time I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts? It is quite a nuisance; it is preventing me from sleeping!

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  • I had trouble breathing recently, and thought it was just the dust, or some other indoor pollutant. I checked online, and read that some people have problems with makeup, or other things, and sometimes it has to be a combination of things. One lady wrote that smoking didn't bother her, and makeup didn't bother her, but both together did.You should eliminate all possible pollutants to your body whenever possible/practical/desirable enough to try.Search for the name of the product in Google along with "breathing" and see how many others believe it is the cause of their problems.
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