Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

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Re: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

Postby robbidobbs » Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:45 pm

I woke up on Tuesday - the day we left - with a bad cold. It zonked me for 4 days.

BTW: I don't care if the AMA doesn't think that Playa Lung exists, if you talk pretty much non-stop all week, through dirt storms and dehydration, your lungs are going to burn a bit from breathing alkali dust.

That is all.
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Re: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

Postby BringHeat » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:51 am

Resurrecting a topic from the cooler, so to speak - but this year seemed REALLY dust-friendly, compared to last. Minimal winds, clear visibility, and so only used my bandana during the burns and whiteouts, spent 10 days on playa building and breaking down our camp, felt fine. But... it's now Sept 20 and I've STILL got dry throat, coughing, spitting up clear phlegm. Guess this is... normal? Worth checking out? Hmm.
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Re: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Sep 20, 2013 8:13 am

thats not the playa fucking your lungs up, it's defaultia.


just sayin'.
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Re: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:19 am

Do what we say, because the best medical advice comes from random people on the internet who have no medical training.
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Re: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

Postby MyDearFriend » Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:45 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Do what we say, because the best medical advice comes from random people on the internet who have no medical training.


And, and, and:

you can definitely come after us if we tell you the wrong thing. :lol:

Seriously, though, if you came back breathing at all, you have out-smarted Mother Nature. Be satisfied.
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Re: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:16 pm

Although, it might made a difference if you're not insured. If this had happened to me, I would have called the advice nurse. I'm sure s/he exists because it's cheaper to have triage done over the phone, but it's more convenient on my end as well.
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Re: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?

Postby rogerbonus » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:01 am

I know someone who did get Valley Fever after burning man (from Vancouver). They were treated (successfully) with antifungals. It isn't a reportable disease so there may be more prevalence than is realized. Another good reason to keep that mask on when the dust blow.

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