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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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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

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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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 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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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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My wife accidentally inhaled fumes from ammonia and then muriatic acid about a week later? Any harm?

My wife accidentally inhaled fumes from ammonia and then muriatic acid about a week later? Any harm?

Probably not: However, if she is symptomatic (i.e., intractable cough), a visit to a pulmonologist is in order. There is no extra cancer risk. One all-too-common mishap is in mixing bleach and ammonia -- the gas generated is far more dangerous. Your wife is fortunate to have such a devoted husband. Good luck. ...Read more