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what to do when you inhale toxic fumes

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 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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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Toxic fumes: Obviously you first remove yourself from the fumes. If you have severe and persistent coughing,wheezing or shortness of breath, go to the hospital eme ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Galli
27 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes/no: Depends on the fumes. Lungs have no pain fibers. Most things inhaled may cause chemical burns to the large airways and cuase burning sensation. Pleuri ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Lawson
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
You're ok: You should be fine. You're embryo won't be starved of oxygen unless you are too and even then it takes a while before your overall body oxygen satura ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Not very: Bleach is a common cleaning agent, used millions of times around the world. The fumes can only be harmful in an enclosed space with little air circul ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
You should be: OK but avoid mixing ammonia and bleach.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Chemical Toxicity: It may make you subtly ill. It will probably not be obvious. If you are sensitive to other environmental chemicals, new carpet is not a good option ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Su
Dr. Tony Su answered
33 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Irritating chemicals: ARDS is caused mainly by extensive lung inflammation and small blood vessel injury due to sepsis (bacterial infection of the blood), trauma and/or sev ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
28 years experience Family Medicine
The paint itself...: Depending upon what chemicals are not only in the paint itself; but how the paint is applied to the vehicle...And all are potentially toxic to humans. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Carpet Toxins: Contact the environmental health center - dallas for a full evaluation of your home and its contents. They have many ways of testing for numerous env ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Probably not: The oil is not likely to be inhaled as it typically does not go into the gaseous or vapor state. However, i would discuss with your pediatrician. If y ... Read More
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