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what happens if you breathe in ammonia

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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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Wilson
45 years experience Addiction Medicine
Check liver enzymes: Ammonia is produced in tissue and metabolized to urea , then excreted by the kidneys. An odor of ammonia may indicate a liver that is not functioning ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Poor oral hygiene: is #1 cause for a bad breath. Breath that smells like ammonia or urine or has a fish smell can be a sign of chronic renal failure or helicobacter pylo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It isn't good.: Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose & throat, headache, coughing, shortness o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get fresh air.: Ventilate the area. Get emergency care if ill. Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nos ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: I short exposure should present no problems.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes in theory: But you get a different smell....around the patient.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Will heal: If you do not have cough, do not worry, there is no lasting damage. You cannot speed it up. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Please repost: Did you check your own BP or was it checked in a doctor's office? If the latter, please repost & add the doctor's take on your problem; or if you ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: The fumes can irritate the respiratory system and in worse case cause a mild burning. Get away from those funds and hydrate. Should resolve in a few d ... Read More
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