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Can Propane Heater Hurt Pregnancy
If unload trailers with gas propane Truck, can I get carbon monoxide posion if I'm in the trailer to long. I worry sometimes ?
Unlikely: If doors of truck were closed, yes. But they have to be open for you to get in/out of truck with your fork lift, power towmotor, etc. I would not be worried. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
R U dizzy: Inhalation of hydrocarbons (sniffing gas fumes) would potentially cause harm only if you are feeling symptoms from it. If you are feeling light headed or dizzy form the fumes, then it may be affecting the oxygen amounts in your blood, which gets transmitted to the baby. Luckily, baby inside you lives in a low oxygen environment, so you would really need to harm yourself before it would affect baby. ...Read more
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
Never for that young: I consider Vicks & similar products an archaic folk medicine with no redeeming qualities foe infants. The stink can and does aggravate a cough as an airborne irritant.The product itself is a throwback to pine pitch used in sweat lodges used by the Indians.It is fine for school age & older that can cough effectively, just not babies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 wk pregnant. Exterminator put Advion (indoxacarb) roach bait in kitchen cabinet doors. Removed all food. Still worried if it can affect unborn baby?
No: I would not directly eat the Roach killer and wash your hands after touching the areas treated. Other than that remember it is more important to rid your living area of roaches. ...Read more
Bathroom painted (no voc paint). Wanted to look at color so peeked in shortly after first coat. Can that be harmful (i'm 31 weeks pregnant)?
Paint fumes: Prolonged exposure to paint fumes may potentially be harmful but a brief exposure doubtful. ...Read more
Yes: According to the centers for disease control & prevention- research shows that smoking during pregnancy is linked to premature births, babies with low birth weights & stillbirths, as well as sudden infant death syndrome. The mother’s health can also be compromised. See: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tobacco/basic_information/health_effects/pregnancy/. ...Read more
Yes!: Gasoline can be a health hazard if you inhale concentrated fumes for too long or get it on your skin. Symptoms of overexposure to gas vapors include: respiratory problems-coughing and trouble breathing; rash-skin contact with gasoline; irritation/burning in the eyes from gas splashes; dizziness; weakness, numbness in arms and legs, or burning sensation; rapid heart rate; nausea/vomiting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can carbon monoxide poisoning cause chest pains and breathing problems, feel better when im not home but soon as i get home, breathing, don't feel myself?
Sort of: Although they are symptoms of co poisoning, other things are more likely such as allergy to household irritants such as mold or tobacco. Having said that, co detectors are easily available and use them to reassure u. ...Read more
Not likely: Babies system actually grabs & holds the oxygen from your blood better than your blood does. Although a silly practice, if you hold your breath until you pass out, you would start breathing automatically & babies system is unlikely to notice. Brief breath holding has no significant effect. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Carbon monoxide (co) is formed when burning fuel for example gas, but not electric stoves. If the stove is not burning properly or not vented properly then co can build up. If you are concerned there are home co detectors that you can buy at hardware stores, which will tell you if the level is too high. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?
No significant risk: Plastic fumes are not good for anyone but by 37 weeks your baby is almost fully developed and this should not have a significant effect. This would have been more worrisome in the first trimester (but even then would probably be OK unless you really inhaled a large amount). Don't worry. Hope your delivery goes smoothly! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
8 weeks pregnant..cleaned oven last night with regular oven cleaner tonight when I cooked I smelled fumes can I have harmed fetus?
No fuming: No the fumes will not affect the fetus. ...Read more
Whenever i smell car fumes i get nauseous. Even if the car is well ventilated. And at home even when a car passes by i grt nauseous ?
Chemical sensitivity: Automotive fumes are toxic, containing a variety of chemicals such as benzene that can make anyone sick if exposed to high amounts. Nausea is a common reaction. Some people are more sensitive and react to trace amounts, which may be due to your liver not properly detoxifying. Minimize exposure and try antioxidants like Vitamin C and E, selenium and N-acetyl cysteine. See http://mcsrr.org for more. ...Read more
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