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What are the real symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Anoxia: Carbon monoxide if inhaled, fits into the oxygen carrying site on hemoglobin even better than oxygen. This means your body will be deprived of this critical element. It is as if a tourniquet were applied around your neck. You will appear bright red but since the redness is from the wrong chemical, your cells will die due to oxygen lack. This is an extreme emergency.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
CO exposure: It depends on whether it is acute or chronic and also the severity. Acute severe exposure as might occur to a person who was trapped in a house on fire can lead to coma and ischemia of vital organs including the brain with brain anoxia. Chronic lower grade exposure can lead to headaches, nausea, fatigue.. Etd. Pets my have symptoms too if they are exposed to carbon monoxide.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Headache: Headache and nausea are the first two symptoms most people experience. Confusion and coma can follow quickly if it is not recognized.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms of mild carbon monoxide poisoning?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. Mild cases may be asymptomatic. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are symptoms from carbon monoxide poisoning?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. Mild cases may be asymptomatic. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms how long do they last?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Depends: The duration of symptoms depends on the concentration of carbon monoxide in the blood stream, the duration of exposure and how quickly you are removed from the carbon monoxide environment.
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What are the usual symptoms of heavy carbon monoxide poisoning?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease.
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What are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning from a heater?

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Dr. Marianna Post
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Follow link: Here are all symptoms and the description http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/carbon_monoxide_poisoning/page3_em.Htm.

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