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Doctor insights on: Kerosene Exposure

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My father drank kerosene what do I do?

Take: Him to the Emergency room immediately. In America we call 911 or poison control ...Read more

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Why does my urine sometimes smell like kerosene?

Why does my urine sometimes smell like kerosene?

Urine smell: Unpleasant odors in the urine can be a sign of urine infection. A urine dipstick test can check for signs of infection. ...Read more

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Can kerosene fumes cause dizziness and passing out?

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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Is kerosene fumes bad we just in hooked a old heater and it's got a lil bit of smell is there and danger to that or the fumes from it ?

Is kerosene fumes bad we just in hooked a old heater and it's got a lil bit of smell is there and danger to that or the fumes from it ?

Carbon Monoxide: You need to be absolutely sure that this unit does not release Carbon Monoxide (CO); get a monitor immediately; they are not expensive and can be life saving; ...Read more

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Will kerosene help a toothe ache?

Will kerosene help a toothe ache?

NO, NO, NO: Don't put kerosene in your mouth. Please see your dentist as soon as possible so that this can be properly treated. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a kerosene heater that's burning black smoke now my family of five has black boogers are we OK?

I have a kerosene heater that's burning black smoke now my family of five has black boogers are we OK?

Vented?: Black smoke or no black smoke, if you do not have adequate ventilation in your home (especially in modern homes which are well insulated) there is a high risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you or anyone in your family are sleepy,, confused or irritable, call 911 or go to an ER. Black smoke means that that the fuiel/air mix is off. See http://www.yourheater.com/express.htm#Heatersmoking ...Read more

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My friend has due to mistake swallowed kerosene oil, he has now severe chest problem.Plz suggest what he can do to keep him in a good health.?

My friend has due to mistake swallowed kerosene oil, he has now severe chest problem.Plz suggest what he can do to keep him in a good health.?

Kerosene Aspiration: Kerosene aspiration can be a respiratory emergency because the oil is highly inflammatory to lung tissue and the damage to the tissue severely impairs the lungs' normal defense against foreign particles and bacteria. The oil can also carry germs from the throat into the lungs. Your friend needs to have his oxygen checked promptly, a chest x-ray, and possible hospitalization. Go to ed. ...Read more

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Many people in my country drink kerosene in order to cure cancer or prevent it. Is this safe and is it proven to cure cancer?

Many people in my country drink kerosene in order to cure cancer or prevent it. Is this safe and is it proven to cure cancer?

That is dangerous!: This sounds crazy. Kerosene is a dangerous chemical to put inside your body. So do not believe this cooked up story. Go to a local Physician/doctor for reliable medical information. ...Read more