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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My wife inhaled a lot of paint fumes from spray paint yesterday and is still having shortness of breathe and now her head is swimmy from time to time?

My wife inhaled a lot of paint fumes from spray paint yesterday and is still having shortness of breathe and now her head is swimmy from time to time?

Paint fumes: Inhalation of paint fumes can cause an asthmatic reaction or a chemical irritation/inflammation of the bronchial tubes or, in extreme cases, a chemical pneumonitis. If symptoms aren't resolving after removing oneself from that exposure, it's advisable to have a physician examine the lungs for injury. ...Read more

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I was recently exposed to paint fumes at work for several hours and I noticed I got a cold sore on my lip. I have never had a cold sore.

I was recently exposed to paint fumes at work for several hours and I noticed I got a cold sore on my lip. I have never had a cold sore.

Classic sores: It may or may not be a cold sore - if I understand it right a cold sore is really a viral manifestation not a paint fume effect. The solvents in paint can be toxic and can cause burns - maybe which look like a cold sore - that's why ventillation and respirators are important. Other symptoms may include headache, agitation, nausea, trouble breathing - if in doubt see a doctor to assess. ...Read more

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A friend asked me to help paint their house. I would have to bring my 4m old. Would it be dangerous for her to be around the fumes?

A friend asked me to help paint their house. I would have to bring my 4m old. Would it be dangerous for her to be around the fumes?

Depends: Most indoor paints are latex & considered non toxic. Some smaller infants are more sensitive to fumes than other and can develop congestion and a cough if these are noticeable. The basic rule is if you can smell it, good or bad, it can make baby congested/cough. ...Read more

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We have decided to paint the nursery for our unborn child, am I ok to paint the room? I'm not sure because of the fumes paint gives off.

We have decided to paint the nursery for our unborn child, am I ok to paint the room? I'm not sure because of the fumes paint gives off.

Ventilation: Read the label well on the paint can, and assure the room is well ventilated. To be extra cautious, you could use a mask or re-breather that would cause no issues whatsoever. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a child get diarrhea & vomiting from paint fumes?

Can a child get diarrhea & vomiting from paint fumes?

Possible but...: Exposure to "white spirit" solvent in polyurethane paints can cause nausea, drowsiness, liver toxicity but ingestion is typically necessary to get these reactions. The fumes of paint have been associated with congenital anomalies (in pregnant women), asthma, blood disorders, & "sick-house syndrome." please clarify with your child that he/she did not eat the paint & if so, get right to er please! ...Read more

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How long can I be around paint thinner fumes safely?

How long can I be around paint thinner fumes safely?

Toxins: You should always be in a well ventilated area when you are exposed to fumes. Do what you have to do to get away from petroleum fumes as soon as you can. There really is no safe exposure. ...Read more

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My husband needs to paint our soon to be nursery room. Ideally when should he do so for baby & I to avoid exposure of fumes. Currently 20 wks?

My husband needs to paint our soon to be nursery room. Ideally when should he do so for baby & I to avoid exposure of fumes. Currently 20 wks?

You have time: Most paints will dry in 48-72 hours with proper ventilation. If you are concerned about fume exposure, it would be best if you were not around when he did it. Once it is done, stay out of the room for the next 2-3 days. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Which toxic fumes are typically in car paint?

The can: Read the back of the paint can and look up the individual chemicals or ask the paint company directly. ...Read more

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Does canned air have any fumes in it like spray paint does?

Does canned air have any fumes in it like spray paint does?

No: True canned air is what is used in scuba tanks, with all the moisture removed.

Any canned anything one should read the lable carefully, and use accordinly. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of poisoning from paint thinner fumes?

What are the symptoms of poisoning from paint thinner fumes?

Toxins - Chemicals: Headaches, wooziness, fainting, nausea and vomitting. Move the patient out of the environment where the fumes are present and let them breathe fresh air. If they are too ill, call 911. ...Read more