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Doctor insights on: Carbon Minoxide Symptoms

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I was wondering what would symptoms be after being exposed to carbon monoxide over a year?

I was wondering what would symptoms be after being exposed to carbon monoxide over a year?

How big was exposure: Everyone is exposed to some level of CO from traffic, furnaces, cigarette smoke, and industrial processes. There is rarely new symptoms from past exposure as your body clears CO in about 2-3 months. Possible acute symptoms could be headache, dizziness, confusion, chest pain, nausea but if no longer exposed these should diminish and no new symptoms should appear. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have carbon monoxide symptoms one day after i was poisoned?

Carbon monoxide: See a doctor. Inhaled oxygen will help clear co, but this should have occurred by now. Sx include dull headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea and vomiting, chest pain, confusion, impaired judgment and irritability, and paranoia or erratic mood swings. This should be entirely reversible. ...Read more

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What are symptoms from carbon monoxide poisoning?

What are symptoms from carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. Mild cases may be asymptomatic. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. Mild cases may be asymptomatic. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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What are the real symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

What are the real symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Anoxia: Carbon monoxide if inhaled, fits into the oxygen carrying site on hemoglobin even better than oxygen. This means your body will be deprived of this critical element. It is as if a tourniquet were applied around your neck. You will appear bright red but since the redness is from the wrong chemical, your cells will die due to oxygen lack. This is an extreme emergency. ...Read more

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Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms how long do they last?

Depends: The duration of symptoms depends on the concentration of carbon monoxide in the blood stream, the duration of exposure and how quickly you are removed from the carbon monoxide environment. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of heavy carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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I need to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning for kids?

Variable: Low level exposure often causes chronic headaches. As the level increases, dizziness, nausea & weakness are noted. This can progress to fainting, coma, seizures and breathing difficulty. ...Read more