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what happens when you inhale ammonia

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

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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 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 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: depending on what the cleaner is, the amount of ventilation and what it is mixed with.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Smelling bleach: By itself, routine exposure to the smell of bleach is not a toxic event. As with any chemicals, caution should be used and product safety information ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Loss of oxygen: When people huff markers, they are actually depriving the brain of oxygen, and after enough use, brain cells can die. Brain damage like this is irrev ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene McEvoy
34 years experience Pulmonology
Do you mean cannabis: Cannabis smoke contains many of the same noxious particles found in tobacco smoke sometimes in larger quantities. Marijuana smoke irritates the airwa ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Fumes: Please expand your question as to what kind of fumes are you referring to.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
MDPV: Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) has a # of risks: "Acute: Increased heart rate, hypertension, hyperthermia, dehydration, accidental injury, seizures ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Inhale saliva: you may get pneumonia depending on how much and what germs are in your mouth. But probably nothing.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience Dentistry
Relaxation: nitrous has similar effects of alcohol on your nervous system. feelings of happiness and relaxation tend to make you laugh.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Nitrous Oxide: See: http://www.clinicalanaesthesiology.com/article/S1521-6896(01)90166-1/abstract?cc=y and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrous_oxide Few patients a ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chest pain: Chest pain with breathing should be evaluated by your doc. Could be musculoskeletal or heart or lung related.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
May get "heartburn": The air has either passed, without notice, or remains in your stomach. Either way, it will come back out, be displaced out by other new fluids, or di ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cough pain: Generally if your chest hurts when you cough, you've irritated some intercostal muscle(s), the muscles between the ribs.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. H Robert Silverstein
Specializes in Cardiology
Anxiety, but: Could be pericardits: see a cardiologist.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Butane Inhalation: can cause drowsiness, cardiac arrhythmias, Blood pressure changes, memory disturbance, narcosis and potential death.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: All inhalation injuries are does-dependent. Most bug sprays are aromatic hydrocarbons and a few breaths won't harm you. Prolonged exposure could be ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
21 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Not much: Phlegm goes to your stomach, some get absorbed and then eventually excreted when you have a bowel movement. It can irritate your stomach though, espec ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibilities...: If the pain is present only when you cough, deep breathe, move around, etc. And not all the time, then it is most likely musculoskeletal pain. The mo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hazem Eltahawy
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Parasympathetic : Parasympathetic over drive: excess salivation, lung secretions and shortness of breath, incontinence of urine and stool, and coma in severe cases.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Davida
37 years experience Family Medicine
Overexertion: Pace yourself.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Toxic fumes: Get away from the fumes as quickly as possible. Then call 911 or get to an emergency room.
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