Doctor insights on:
Carbon Monoxide Sign
Link: http://carbonmonoxide-poisoning.com/?gclid=cjnn0_-qjbccfe5logodxmua2w.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning ? I have frequent headaches and tire easily sometimes. Can my car leak carbon monoxide fumes inside?
Yes, risk is present: You may experience headaches only while in your car, your fingertips may turn cherry red, you might be spacey, light-headed, dizzy, nauseated, and if so, could be carbon monoxide exposure. So, if you have an older car, and visible exhaust with a lot of wear and tear, best to have it checked. Also, at home, always have place carbon monoxide detector, as furnaces have potential for harm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hurts O2 delivery: Carbon monoxide acts by keeping red blood cells from picking up oxygen so it hurts you by starving the body for oxygen. Once the co separates off the red cell it starts working again and theprocess stops. If the lack of oxygen was severe enough to cause damage to parts of the body it will take time for that to be repaired, but otherwise there shouldn't be long-term problems. ...Read more
Instantaneous: Carbon monoxide does damage by binding to red blood cells, causing them to not be able to carry oxygen. It happens as soon as the CO contacts the blood and it will stay attached to the hemoglobin in the blood for many hours. It is reversed much faster when the person is treated by breathing 100% oxygen. It's normal to have a little CO in the blood - smokers have up to 15% (40% is lethal) ...Read more
Combustion: Incomplete combustion yields carbon monoxide instead of carbon dioxide--so anything that burns--gas water heater, gas stove, running car in garage, propane heater, fireplace, candles, etc. This is why the venting / exhaust handling is so meticulous and should be periodically inspected to be sure it is not obstructed, and service checks for operating efficiency so as little co as possible is made. ...Read more
CO Detector: Carbon monoxide (co) is colorless, odorless, and lethal in adequate concentrations. It requires a specific detector, most of which are independent from a traditional "smoke detector, " but some brands are combination units. They are strongly encouraged for sleeping areas. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How long do the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning take to go away?
- Can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from a gas stove?
- How long does carbon monoxide poisoning stay bound to hemoglobin?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Are there natural ways to treat carbon monoxide poisoning?
- Side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning
- Long term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning to the kidneys
- Talk to a occupational medicine specialist online for free