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What can I do if my baby has a cough, would day old paint fumes have caused this?

What can I do if my baby has a cough, would day old paint fumes have caused this?

Possible..: Environmental irritants can indeed cause a cough. Baby airways are very sensitive, so things that don't bother you can still bother them. If possible, air out the house today, make sure there is adequate humidity in baby's environment, and if not improving over the next couple of days or new associated symptoms like fever, then see your doc. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Doubtful: NO. Latex paint would not be toxic unless allergic to its' components and 5 minutes is still a very brief exposure. ...Read more

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I was spray painting and I inhaled the fumes(accident). I have black(color of spray paint) snot and ear wax. Major headaches and dizziness. ?

I was spray painting and I inhaled the fumes(accident). I have black(color of spray paint) snot and ear wax. Major headaches and dizziness. ?

Please let your: parents know. This type of activity should only be done in a well ventilated space. Please ensure you are in fresh air now. To have paint in your ears with your symptoms - it suggests that you may have taken in a fair amount. I am not an expert on this specific issue but if you were my child - I would seek medical assessment for your on-going symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

To everyone: Paint fumes, in concentrated enough and lengthy enough form can harm the body - particularly the liver and sometimes the lung. ...Read more

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Can paint fumes trigger hives?

Can paint fumes trigger hives?

hives: Very unlikely from paint fumes, but can be related to latex if you are the one painting and touching paint. ...Read more

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What to do if baby inhales oil based paint fumes?

Fumes: The amount of exposure is very important - if you think was severe the. Go to er now. If was awhile ago and want much and was ventilated and baby and everyone else exposed is fine then there isn't anything can be done and probably going to be ok anyway. ...Read more

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Can you die from spray paint fumes exposure for 20 to 30 min?

 Can you die  from spray paint fumes exposure for 20 to 30 min?

Spray paint death: hello ~ no probably not but you will feel nauseous and have a headache and difficulty breathing. You need a proper OSHA recommended respirator when you spray paint, and its recommended because failure to use one has serious long and short term effects. Use a RESPIRATOR! thanks ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are spray paint fumes from another room harmful for small children?

Can you tell me, are spray paint fumes from another room harmful for small children?

Yes: Try not to expose child to fumes. If that's not possible, make sure room's well ventilated. ...Read more

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Will lingering paint fumes hurt my 9-month-old?

Will lingering paint fumes hurt my 9-month-old?

Not likely, but: If you're talking about you painted a room and you can still smell it, then no. However, if your child has asthma or recently had a bad respiratory infection with something like RSV, then they may be a bit hypersensitive to the odor and this could trigger off some breathing problems, especially in a closed off area. Then you may want to consider alternate ventilation to get rid of odor. ...Read more

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Can a child age 6 get sick (vomiting) from paint fumes? What can be done about it?

Can a child age 6 get sick (vomiting) from paint fumes? What can be done about it?

Yes: I know this may sound silly, but avoid the paint fumes if this is the cause. Paint fumes are poisonous and if your child is highly sensitive to paint fumes then get your child out of the way of them. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?

I have an allergy to paint fumes I have  had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: Reducing further exposure paint fumes will help to relieve the headache. Hopefully you are not a professional painter. Usual measures to relieve headache and exposure to fresh air will help to get a relief. The chemical particles binds to your receptors in the nose and triggers headache. It is not necessarily due to allergies; it could be a irritant reaction; the best way is to reduce exposure. ...Read more

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Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!

Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!

COMMENTS: Solvent fume inhalation at sufficient level could cause white matter damage in the brain (e.g., glue sniffing). If there is pre-existing Alzheimer's, toxic fumes could well be additive and make things worse. ...Read more

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My wife inhaled a lot of paint fumes from spray paint yesterday and is still having shortness of breathe and now her head is swimmy from time to time?

My wife inhaled a lot of paint fumes from spray paint yesterday and is still having shortness of breathe and now her head is swimmy from time to time?

Paint fumes: Inhalation of paint fumes can cause an asthmatic reaction or a chemical irritation/inflammation of the bronchial tubes or,in extreme cases, a chemical pneumonitis. If symptoms aren't resolving after removing oneself from that exposure, it's advisable to have a physician examine the lungs for injury. ...Read more

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I was recently exposed to paint fumes at work for several hours and i noticed i got a cold sore on my lip. I have never had a cold sore.

I was recently exposed to paint fumes at work for several hours and i noticed i got a cold sore on my lip. I have never had a cold sore.

Classic sores: It may or may not be a cold sore - if i understand it right a cold sore is really a viral manifestation not a paint fume effect. The solvents in paint can be toxic and can cause burns - maybe which look like a cold sore - thats why ventillation and respirators are important. Other symptoms may include headache, agitation, nausea, trouble breathing - if in doubt see a doctor to assess. ...Read more

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Can kerosene fumes cause dizziness and passing out?

Sure can: Any fumes in excess of the needed oxygen content you are required to take into your lungs can cause dizziness and if severe enough or prolonged enough can cause a person to pass out. This is simply based upon the brain not receiving enough oxygenated blood to maintain function. Need to have good ventilation in closed spaces when burning kerosene or simply leave the area till you recover. ...Read more

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Could inhaling steel fumes cause headaches and dizziness?

Could inhaling steel fumes cause headaches and dizziness?

Sure: I am not sure what "steel fumes" are exactly, but any fumes can cause headaches and dizziness. ...Read more

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Can one time use of spray paint cause cancer? inhaled fumes in basement for about 20 min, aired out the house. worried fumes went through air ducts.

Can one time use of spray paint cause cancer? inhaled fumes in basement for about  20 min, aired out the house. worried fumes went through air ducts.

Do not worry: What you described would not increase your risk for cancer in any measurable way.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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My Bp is 155/111 being this high can it cause me to be unbalanced or give me vertigo?

My Bp is 155/111 being this high can it cause me to be unbalanced or give me vertigo?

Blood pressure: Historically, high blood pressure was called the silent killer because it has no symptoms. If you are also having symptoms like dizziness, you need to be seen immediately.
By itself, bp 155/111 is not likely to cause a stroke, but other factors combined with such high bp may cause stroke. ...Read more

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Can Nasacort cause Vertigo?

Can Nasacort cause Vertigo?

Not usually.: Vertigo is not a commonly recognized side effect of Nasacort. If it happens, it is rather rare. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause vertigo?

Can sinusitis cause vertigo?

Yes: In my experience it can. Although vertigo is an inner ear problem and sinusitis causes middle ear problems, apparently middle ear pressure changes can sometimes effect the inner ear. Otherwise I have no way to explain the vertigo I have seen in numerous patients with sinus problems. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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