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What are the best home remedies for carbon monoxide poisoning?

What are the best home remedies for carbon monoxide poisoning?

CO poisoning: Carbon monoxide (co) poisoning is a serious problem with acute and long-term complications. If there any suspicion that you may have co poisoning you need to get to a hospital immediately and get the proper treatment. Do not waste time with home "remedies" because time is off the essence. Of course getting out and away from the source of co to get fresh air (oxygen) is the immediate best response. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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How do you treat carbon monoxide poisoning?

How do you treat carbon monoxide poisoning?

Oxygen and removal: Carbon monoxide causes its toxic effects by displacing oxygen in the blood. It is treated by removing the person from the carbon monoxide source and giving supplemental oxygen. There is some evidence suggesting that hyperbaric (high-pressure) oxygen speeds the recovery process. ...Read more

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How exactly does carbon monoxide poisoning work?

How exactly  does carbon monoxide poisoning work?

"Fake" oygen: Hemoglobin is a molecule that allows blood to efficiently transport oxygen. Carbon monoxide causes its toxic affects by binding to hemoglobin and not letting go, preventing oxygen transport and causing suffocation despite adequate environmental oxygen supply. ...Read more

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What causes death with carbon monoxide poisoning?

What causes death with carbon monoxide poisoning?

Poor oxygen supply: Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. This lack of oxygen, if severe and prolonged, can lead to stroke, heart attack, and eventual death. ...Read more

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How typical or rare is carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide: Overall it is rare, however each year: 400 Americans (out of 310 million) die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning, more than 20,000 visit the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized due to this issue. Fatality is highest among Americans 65 and older. ...Read more

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How can cookstove lead to carbon monoxide poisoning?

How can cookstove lead to carbon monoxide poisoning?

Ventilation: Only if there is impaired exhaust of the products of combustion can a room develop co accumulation and the possibility of poisoning. Ventilation should always be to code to prevent this from happening. If you are concerned have a certified hvac technician evaluate you particular circumstance and recommend solutions. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild carbon monoxide poisoning?

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. ...Read more

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How can you tell if I have carbon monoxide poisoning?

Testing: See your doctor and have a carbon monoxide level drawn. If it is elevated, have you home, workplace and other environments you visit tested for a carbon monoxide leak. ...Read more

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Why does carbon monoxide poisoning produce rosy cheeks?

Why does carbon monoxide poisoning produce rosy cheeks?

"Fake" oygen: Hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying molecule in red blood cells, turns bright red when it is attached to oxygen molecules. Carbon monoxide causes its toxic affects by binding to hemoglobin at the same sites and not letting go, preventing oxygen transport. While bound, carbon monoxide also causes the same color change, causing a characteristic "cherry red" appearance despite oxygen starvation. ...Read more

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Definition)

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a condition in which a person has breathed in too much carbon monoxide, an odorless gas that comes from burning fossil fuels such as wood, ...Read more