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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
Bad: I assume you are talking about abusing fumes by inhaling, rather than incidentally inhaling a small amount of fumes when filling your gas tank. Inhalant abuse is EXTREMELY dangerous, with acute effects of feeling high, headache and passing out. You can become addicted after inhaling just a few times, and permanent brain damage can occur after 5-10 heavy inhalations. DON'T DO IT. ...Read more
Fumes are unhealthy: 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
Not sure: How fumes dry on your hands....Doubt a problem. ...Read more
Have an old scool car that has a constant petrol smell I drive with all widow down and only a few days a week is the petrol fumes dangerous for me...
Well: It can't be good. More importantly, however, you have a vehicle that sounds like an actual time bomb. Don't light a smoke in there. The explosive factor seems more concerning than the affect of the fumes. ...Read more
Yes: There are many complex chemicals in gasoline. Most of them are harmful to health in high enough concentrations, but our bodies are able to protect us from damage. A developing fetus can't protect itself, and with some chemicals the mother's systems don't always break the chemicals down completely before the fetus is exposed. So it's best for pregnant mothers to avoid harmful chemicals. ...Read more
Petrol fumes is harmful to petus. I like the smell very much. I inhale the fumes daily. I am 32 week pregnant. From last 2days I inhale it daily. Help me?
??: Strange request! You are definitely exposing your health and your unborn baby to a health hazard, so what kind of help do you want? Just refrain from inhaling the fumes, see your doctor / obstetrician, and possibly addiction medicine specialist to help you stop inhaling petrol fumes, wish you and your baby wellness ...Read more
Gasoline Inhalation: See: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002806.htmGet a more detailed answer ›
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
Very strong smell of gasoline after spillage in home, opened windows but still strong smell could this damage health by breathing in while sleeping?
Yes!: Please take this seriously. Avoid exposure as much as possible. Please have the spill professionally cleaned. Even very low level exposure to volatile organics over the long term can be detrimental. ...Read more
I recently did some cleaning with bleach, after breathing some fumes in while I cleaned I became mildly light headed and felt a bit sick to the stomach should I be worried?
Likely ok: Since most people do recover. In the future, you need to avoid using too much bleach (if unavoidable) especially in a closed environment. ...Read more
Why I get sick a lot like I get a lot of cold And coughing and breathing problem and allergic reaction but my friends don't have a cat.
Not only cats: Cause allergies, dogs, dust mites, molds, pollens and cockroaches too, are just examples of other matters in the environment that can still be a cause for allergies, you could be having chronic inflammation of your airways causing those symptoms, allergy evaluation is needed to know if such inflammation is due to allergies, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Yes: But it usually takes quite a bit of exposure to develop symptoms. ...Read more
I had to clean out a freezer with 1 year old rotting meat. Could I get sick from breathing around it?
Nausea: Smelling sewer will not make you sick just nauseous. ...Read more
Hey Dr I have a breathing problems, when is there any dust I get sick, I already make some analyses. Can you help me please??
Hi! I frequently got croup as child, could it have cause scarring in my lungs or trachea? Whenever I get sick my breathing feels constricted.
No: The process involves only the superficial linings of the lung major airways that are renewed/replaces constantly over your lifetime. Such an injury would not happen that way. ...Read more
10 month old's been really sick. Her temperature's been at 102 since this friday and her breathing is faster than usual and so is her heart rate. I've been wanting to take her to the emergency but I am still hoping it'll just get better. Could this sickne
I'm traveling to colorado this summer. I've had friends get ill from the high altitude (nausea, breathing issues) any way to prevent having problems?
Acclamatization: More practice you do, better you do to a certain extent. Some people cannot tolerate it despite that and need supplementation with O2 ...Read more
So I was sick for a couple days and I stopped but I had a cough but like 4 days ago I had problems breathing and every time I cough or drink cold things I loose my breath and my chest get all tight and it takes couple seconds to get my breath back or when
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, there is some irritaiton with any respiratory infection. This leads to increased susceptibility to other inflammation. Basically, it's like asthma but temporary. Singulair (montelukast) often helps the symptoms and speeds healing of inflammation of the respiratory tract.
or asthma/pneumonia/many other possibilities ...Read more
No pounding heart just feeling anxious will get sick suddenly then by doing deep breathing goes away it happens once every 2 days what can be?
It could be anxiety attacks but I will suggest that you have it checked by your doctor or cardiologist
we need more detailed history and a comprehensive physical exam, ekg and blood test for thyroid and others to rule out any serious cardiac problem, to make a diagnosis and treat appropriately. ...Read more
How long will flu particles hang around in air. Unable to get shot but must go to drs today. Have been ill w/ no sleep or eating, don't want to catch flu. Can breathing in cloth protect?
No: Breathing into a cloth will not protect you. The particles are heavier than air so don't tend to flit but drop after a person coughs or sneezes where they stay alive for about 48 hours. ...Read more
Can you get sick by breathing in the exhalation or the snores when someone who is sleeping of someone who is sick or only when they cough sneeze spit?
Finished antibiotics for sinus infection 5 days ago, starting to get sick again and now have pain in my chest when breathing in and headache, no cough?
What's wrong??: Most sinusitis's are caused by viruses and don't need an antibiotic to get over it. Nevertheless you got one and got better. So great! You state that 5 days later you developed a pulmonary infection. The history suggests a condition called pleurisy (pain on inspiration). See your doc again and discuss your situation. ...Read more
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