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Dr. John Rowlett
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Can breathing the fumes from cleaning ammonia hurt your lungs?

Dr. John Rowlett
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
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Can breathing the fumes from cleaning ammonia hurt your lungs?

Absolutely: Ammonia can be very irritating to the lungs. ...Read more

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Nisha Chellam
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Nisha Chellam
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
26 years in practice
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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.

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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Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
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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?

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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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I work at a place where I am exposed to /breathing gasoline, amonia , and jet-a are those related to my high sgot=44, and sgpt=95

Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I work at a place where I am exposed to /breathing  gasoline, amonia , and jet-a are those related to my high sgot=44, and sgpt=95

Not sure but: Possible. It could also be from meds side effect, intake of alcohol, viral infection, autoimmune condition etc. Any breathing problems and chest xray findings.Follow up with ur pcp and gi. Best wishes! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/liver-function-test-lft. http://www.healthline.com/health/gasoline. ...Read more

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes?

Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are the different symptoms of breathing diesel fumes?

Dr. Paul Cohen
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Thomas Rohde
Board Certified, General Practice
30 years in practice
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Can breathing heavy polyester fumes + mekp 12 hrs a day be bad for my health?

Dr. Thomas Rohde
Board Certified, General Practice
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Hello, is breathing fumes from drain cleaner dangerous for the health?

Dr. Richard Bensinger
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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Hello, is breathing fumes from drain cleaner dangerous for the health?

Not a good idea: These fumes can contain alkali which can cause erosions the tissue sof the mouth and lungs. They are also irritating and may lead to sneezing and coughing. Best to use these items as directed, try to get god ventilation and wear rubber gloves and eye protection. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrea Brand
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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

Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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

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

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Dr. Luis Taylor
Board Certified, Pulmonology
34 years in practice
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I was wondering is breathing the fumes from lye and water severely dangerous?

Dr. Luis Taylor
Board Certified, Pulmonology
34 years in practice
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I was wondering is breathing the fumes from lye and water severely dangerous?

Yes, breathing: lye without appropriate protection such as Respirator mask may lead to lung injury . It's called Chemical pneumonitis. Please be careful and use the chemical under OSHA and professional supervision. ...Read more

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