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Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more

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Ammonia like smell when deep breathing. And lightheadedness for 3 days all day without movement. No other symptoms. What could it be? Please.

Ammonia like smell when deep breathing. And lightheadedness for 3 days all day without movement. No other symptoms. What could it be? Please.

Working out: If you are working out too much or burning too much fat/protein due to diet or work out it may produce ketones that are breakdown products of fat/muscle. This can give the ammonia like odor. Starving can do it too. Some fat burning supplements can also do this. Make sure you have some basic blood work for kidney and liver function testing done, because it is not normal to have the symptoms you do. ...Read more

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After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious,breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now , not conciou?

After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious,breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now , not conciou?

Elevated ammonia: will need to be brought down to below 76 (1.5 x upper limit of normal) This can be achieved with lactulose and neomycin or similar treatment. Recovery of consciousness will hopefully occur soon. Might want to check an EEG (will see what are called triphasics with hepatic encephalopathy) Also they can make sure there is no sub-clinical seizure activity. ...Read more

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What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes?

What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes?

Lung irritation: Ammonia fumes are very irritating to lung tissue and could lead to pneumonitis. Avoid breathing them. ...Read more

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What are the different symptoms of breathing diesel fumes?

What are the different symptoms of breathing diesel fumes?

Varied: Certainly the noxious odor is the first; prolonged exposure can lead to a feeling of breathlessness, and even to passing out from it. My advice would be to ensure adequate ventillation if you have to be around them; or simply be as far away from them as possible. ...Read more

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Can breathing heavy polyester fumes + mekp 12 hrs a day be bad for my health?

Can breathing heavy polyester fumes + mekp 12 hrs a day be bad for my health?

Absolutely: These are toxins and affect the body in a bad way - long term they lead to all sorts of issue that can cause inflammation in the body ultimately leading to autoimmune illnesses and at worst cancer. Make sure your body detox systems are working well. Go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doctor to help you get testing and detoxifying for long term health! ...Read more

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What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers ? Im quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia

What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers ? Im quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia

Possible infection: The symptoms suggest an infection. You will need to see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can breathing in gasoline fumes get you sick?

Can breathing in gasoline fumes get you sick?

Yes: Volatile fumes from gasoline, glue, paint, etc..., are bad because they diffuse throughout the body after inhalation. The fumes one smells at a gas station are diluted by the air, so don't cause illness. If one purposely sniffs gasoline or glue, or accidentally gets too much fumes while painting inside a closet, he can get damage to the lungs, brain, etc..., especially with repeated exposures. ...Read more

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My husband accidentally inhaled fumes from ammonia and then muriatic acid about a week later. What can happen?

My husband accidentally inhaled fumes from ammonia and then muriatic acid about a week later. What can happen?

Acute effects?: These are two separate chemicals and both have acute effects. If he did not have any acute illness, he should be okay. It would be prudent to see a pulmonologist to be sure that there is no latent damage. ...Read more

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What is dangerous about inhaling ammonia fumes?

What is dangerous about inhaling ammonia fumes?

Not much: Ammonia fumes are so obnoxious that not many people will tolerate prolonged exposure. Like chlorine bleach, ammonia can be irritating to the linings of the respiratory tract. Use your head and follow your senses: if it hurts, don't do it (or just avoid over-exposure). ...Read more

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