Hi all, Please help. I am feeling really anxious and have had little sleep the last couple of nights.
I had ashma all my life but have had little problems apart from when I get colds.
I had a small house fire contained in one room but soot travelled through the house. I have a room with many delicate items and I needed to move and box them quickly. The cleaner from the insurance restoration company said it was low contamination in the room and was not wearing a mask and so ,long story short, I spent 3 hours wiping and boxing items without a mask. I don't know why I didn''t think! I am now experiencing tightness of the chest but my breathing seems ok. I have doubled my inhaler as my management plan and I checked my flowmeter and it is the same number as usual, so no change there. I am really worried that I have ruined my health with this stupid mistake. I can't find anything on the web that indicates how much soot/ length of exposure could cause long term problems. I am wondering if the tightness is actually anxiety?
I would be really grateful for any replies.