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What can cause breathing problem with heavy chest? Ecg report is clean, patient worked in a plant with chemical fumes.

What can cause breathing problem with heavy chest? Ecg report is clean, patient worked in a plant with chemical fumes.

Airway inflammation: It could be that airways are swollen from fume exposure or a bronchospasm from any exposure. Get your lung function check by a specialist. ...Read more

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Was exposed to paint or chemical fumes all night at hotel. No headaches. Some nausea and burning in throat/stomach. Did I cause any brain damage?

Was exposed to paint or chemical fumes all night at hotel. No headaches. Some nausea and burning in throat/stomach. Did I cause any brain damage?

No: This is coming from a neurosurgeon/painter: most indoor paint is acrylic water based. Oil based paint is used less and less due to hassle with solvents and long drying time. Lead paint is no longer used except in fine art work by artisis! In the future open windows and create ventilation if you are in an environment like this one. ...Read more

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Help please! could chemical peel for the face fumes make you sick ?

Help please! could chemical peel for the face fumes make you sick ?

Chemical Peel: Most people who seek chemical peels want to minimize wrinkles, fine lines and age spots that are indicative of older age. Chemical peels may also reduce the appearance of scars and brighten dull skin. Temporary side effects common to chemical peels include redness and a burning sensation. More serious side effects include scarring and permanent skin discoloration. ...Read more

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Photo copier fumes irritate my lungs and nasal passages as i suffer with rhinitis, n chemical sensitivies, is there any protective devices available ?

Photo copier fumes irritate my lungs and nasal passages as i suffer with rhinitis, n chemical sensitivies, is there any protective devices available  ?

Yes, but: You can wear an n95 face mask in the photocopier area, but it would be better to a) make sure the room is properly vented to the outside, b) have the photocopier checked to see if there is a problem with it, and c) try a different toner type. ...Read more

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Can you get lung disease by chemicals from work like inhaling paint spray fumes?

Can you get lung disease by chemicals from work like inhaling paint spray fumes?

Yes you can: Chemicals from work can cause occupational asthma. Paint spray fumes can causes airways irritation, chemical bronchitis, and asthma. Need to have further evaluation. ...Read more

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What do car fumes do to you?

What do car fumes do to you?

CarboN Monoxide: Fumes of the car contain carbon monoxide. This competes with oxygen producing hypoxemia causing headaches, nausea, dizziness, cardiac ischemia and arrhytmias, loss of consciousness and death. Never start a car with the garage door closed. Any headache inside of an (old)car may be related to scapes of carbon monoxide into the cabin. ...Read more

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