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Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Does my skin not like face paint or am I having an allergic reaction?

Does my skin not like face paint or am I having an allergic reaction?

Contact Dermatitis: Allergic contact dermatitis is a T cell-mediated, delayed-type hypersensitivity response. Contact allergens include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Avoidance is mainstay of treatment. Diagnosed by allergen patch testing at an allergist office.

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Can paint fumes trigger hives?

Can paint fumes trigger hives?

Hives: Very unlikely from paint fumes, but can be related to latex if you are the one painting and touching paint.

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What to do if baby inhales oil based paint fumes?

Fumes: The amount of exposure is very important - if you think was severe the. Go to er now. If was awhile ago and want much and was ventilated and baby and everyone else exposed is fine then there isn't anything can be done and probably going to be ok anyway.

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Can you die from spray paint fumes exposure for 20 to 30 min?

Can you die from spray paint fumes exposure for 20 to 30 min?

Spray paint death: Hello ~ no probably not but you will feel nauseous and have a headache and difficulty breathing. You need a proper OSHA recommended respirator when you spray paint, and its recommended because failure to use one has serious long and short term effects. Use a RESPIRATOR! Thanks

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What can I do if my baby has a cough, would day old paint fumes have caused this?

What can I do if my baby has a cough, would day old paint fumes have caused this?

Possible..: Environmental irritants can indeed cause a cough. Baby airways are very sensitive, so things that don't bother you can still bother them. If possible, air out the house today, make sure there is adequate humidity in baby's environment, and if not improving over the next couple of days or new associated symptoms like fever, then see your doc.

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Can you tell me, are spray paint fumes from another room harmful for small children?

Can you tell me, are spray paint fumes from another room harmful for small children?

Yes: Try not to expose child to fumes. If that's not possible, make sure room's well ventilated.

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Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

To everyone: Paint fumes, in concentrated enough and lengthy enough form can harm the body - particularly the liver and sometimes the lung.

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Will lingering paint fumes hurt my 9-month-old?

Will lingering paint fumes hurt my 9-month-old?

Not likely, but: If you're talking about you painted a room and you can still smell it, then no. However, if your child has asthma or recently had a bad respiratory infection with something like RSV, then they may be a bit hypersensitive to the odor and this could trigger off some breathing problems, especially in a closed off area. Then you may want to consider alternate ventilation to get rid of odor.

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Can a child age 6 get sick (vomiting) from paint fumes? What can be done about it?

Can a child age 6 get sick (vomiting) from paint fumes? What can be done about it?

Yes: I know this may sound silly, but avoid the paint fumes if this is the cause. Paint fumes are poisonous and if your child is highly sensitive to paint fumes then get your child out of the way of them.

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Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Doubtful: NO. Latex paint would not be toxic unless allergic to its' components and 5 minutes is still a very brief exposure.

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I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?

I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: Reducing further exposure paint fumes will help to relieve the headache. Hopefully you are not a professional painter. Usual measures to relieve headache and exposure to fresh air will help to get a relief. The chemical particles binds to your receptors in the nose and triggers headache. It is not necessarily due to allergies; it could be a irritant reaction; the best way is to reduce exposure.

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Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!

Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!

COMMENTS: Solvent fume inhalation at sufficient level could cause white matter damage in the brain (e.g., glue sniffing). If there is pre-existing Alzheimer's, toxic fumes could well be additive and make things worse.

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more