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What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes

A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lung irritation: Ammonia fumes are very irritating to lung tissue and could lead to pneumonitis. Avoid breathing them.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
42 years experience Family Medicine
Not much: Ammonia fumes are so obnoxious that not many people will tolerate prolonged exposure. Like chlorine bleach, ammonia can be irritating to the linings ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably not: However, if she is symptomatic (i.e., intractable cough), a visit to a pulmonologist is in order. There is no extra cancer risk. One all-too-common ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Acute effects?: These are two separate chemicals and both have acute effects. If he did not have any acute illness, he should be okay. It would be prudent to see a pu ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Chemical Reaction: Inhalation of chemicals are critical depending on the amount of exposure, the duration, and your symptoms. Considering you have a cough a further eva ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Go to ER: Need to be checked , some times may result in pulmonary edema ( fluid in lung ) must be checked ny a physician , also possible additional preexistin ... Read More
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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pls see ur MD /ER: Sounds like u had an excessive exposure, better be seen by an md, in er / urgent care, looks like chemical irritation to the mucus membrane lining ur ... Read More
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
If it did not: by this time you be OK. Could be dangerous , First thing you should have done is , immediately you should have gone to ER for evaluation and observat ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: I'd serious examine your oral hygiene and whether you have a subtle sinus infection or a tonsillolith.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Vravick
31 years experience Periodontics
Gum disease: Bacteria that cause gum disease give off certain odor or smells. I would get an evaluation from a periodontist to check you for gum disease. The longe ... Read More
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