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Baby And 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
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
Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments
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
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
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
Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!
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
Walked past a shop getting renovated and accidentally inhaled paint fumes for about 5 seconds and got a slight headache? Is this enough for brain dmg?
I smelled strong paint fumes in my home from another apartment now I've had a bad headache been very weak and dizzy and nauseated?
Yes, it could be: From the paint fumes. Air out your home as much as possible. ...Read more
Hi there I've been painting my house we had to use an oil based sealant on our walls first can breathing in paint fumes effect bc pill absorbancy?
Inhaled lots of spray paint fumes and particles for about 20 minutes and currently feel a bit light headed and slightly "buzzy" or weak.?
Get fresh air: Get out of that environment. If your symptoms do not clear up in a short period of time, have someone take you to the er. ...Read more
Does breathing in paint fumes affect muscle mass? I've been lifting weights very seriously and was worried if it's going to affect my recovery.
No: Breathing in paint fumes does not affect muscle mass ...Read more
Can accidentally breathing in spray paint fumes toluene, cause ammonia or chemical bad breath like ammonia?
No: I'd serious examine your oral hygiene and whether you have a subtle sinus infection or a tonsillolith. ...Read more
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
Chest pain after inhaling paint fumes. I used spray paint just this morning and after minutes of inhaling I had chest pain or tightness on leftchest?
Chest pains: It should go away as long as you stop painting for the day. If it doesn't see a doctor ASAP ...Read more
Yes: Children are generally tested for lead exposure at 12 months and again at 5 years. Houses built before 1950 generally have lead paint and if you live in one its a good idea to test the walls for lead exposure. Babies, especially when they become mobile, will eat paint chips and even a little lead may build up over time and can cause problems. Make sure your dr knows the age of your house. ...Read more
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
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
I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?
Not likely: Keep the room well ventilated and you should be fine. On the other hand, if you do not want paint the room yourself, tell your husband that the doctor said you should not paint! ...Read more
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
7.5 weeks pregnant, exposed to latex paint fumes for 9 hours with little ventilation. Felt light headed for hours after. Will my baby be ok?
Yes: Other than the fact that it made you feel sick there is no risk associated with this. ...Read more
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