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Doctor insights on: How Bad Is It If You Inhale A Moderate Amount Of Burning Plastic Fumes What Can Happen

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How bad is it if you inhale a moderate amount of burning plastic fumes? What can happen?

How bad is it if you inhale a moderate amount of burning plastic fumes? What can happen?

Bad: It depends on how much in distress or how short of breath you are -- you probably should go to a pulmonologist and get a pulmonary function test and at least a chest xray -- you may need to take steroid inhaler to control the inflammatory reaction from breathing that fumes -- some even need to be on a ventilator in ICU for awhile. ...Read more

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I was burning a hat, it was nylon, I think. Wind blew smoke into my face. I inhaled fumes, for 1 min. It smelled bad. Did fumes damage me. I was coughing

I was burning a hat, it was nylon, I think. Wind blew smoke into my face. I inhaled fumes, for 1 min. It smelled bad. Did fumes damage me. I was coughing

Burning nylon: Don't do it again. Fumes from burning nylon probably didn't do your liver any favors, but overall it will handle it OK, if this is the only insult.
The cough says your lungs and bronchi weren't too happy either, but likely no lasting damage. Don't smoke cigarettes and you'll really be ahead of the game. ...Read more

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If you use a water bottle as a bowl for smoking weed, and you accidentally burn the plastic and inhale the fumes, what can happen?

If you use a water bottle as a bowl for smoking weed, and you accidentally burn the plastic and inhale the fumes, what can happen?

Burning plastic can: Be carcinogenic, cancer causing. The small amount you inhaled is probably not an issue but over time it can be a problem. Please don't even microwave anything w/saran wrap on it and make sure water bottles are new and not out-dated because plastic goes into the water. Peace and good health. In general, plastic is dangerous if ingested. ...Read more

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I accidently inhaled fumes from ammonia my nose is irritated and burning. Will this cause me harm?

I accidently inhaled fumes from ammonia my nose is irritated and burning. Will this cause me harm?

If it did not: By this time you be OK. Could be dangerous, First thing you should have done is, immediately you should have gone to ER for evaluation and observation for damage. Avoid this in future. ...Read more

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What to do if I need help I inhaled plastic fumes?

How severe?: If you are experiencing respiratory distress and having difficulty breathing, you should seek emergent care. However, the damage caused by a single episode is usually not likely to produce long term consequences unless you are repeatedly exposed on a regular and prolonged fed basis. If you have lingering concerns, see your primary care md and get a baseline study. ...Read more

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I was cleaning and inhaled to much bleach fumes. I am coughing, short of breath, burning eyes. What should I do?

I was cleaning and inhaled to much bleach fumes. I am coughing, short of breath, burning eyes. What should I do?

Fumes only?: If it was just fumes, supportive care is all you need. Fluids and ibuprofen. If the liquid actually came in contact with your eyes and/or throat, a chemical burn to the mucous membrane of a severe nature could occur. ...Read more

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Is marijuana and hookah as bad as smoking because you are inhaling burning material?

Is marijuana and hookah as bad as smoking because you are inhaling burning material?

All are bad: Smoking is toxic to your lungs, whether it is cigarettes, cigars, hookah or other substances. Each comes with a set of risks, but none of them are harmless. Some studies say hookah have much more tobacco content and carry a risk of transmitting diseases through the mouth piece. Marijuana is not a benign substance, and has also been known to cause severe lung disease. ...Read more

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What makes cigarettes bad or cause cancers? Is it the actual burning and inhaling of the smoke?

What makes cigarettes bad or cause cancers? Is it the actual burning and inhaling of the smoke?

200+ BAD chemicals: Burnt organic chemicals in general are commonly cancer causing, including in food. Nicotene is so poisonous one drop on your skin would kill you, so no surprise it deteriorates the heart and everything else.

Have you noticed the people that look old prematurely usually are smokers? And the people who are younger than you thought are almost never smokers? ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?

37 weeks pregnant and burnt a plastic cup in microwave. When I opened microwave, fumes poured out. I inhaled much of the fumes. Any risk to my baby?

No significant risk: Plastic fumes are not good for anyone but by 37 weeks your baby is almost fully developed and this should not have a significant effect. This would have been more worrisome in the first trimester (but even then would probably be OK unless you really inhaled a large amount). Don't worry. Hope your delivery goes smoothly! ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach fumes for an hr approx. 17 hrs ago. Symptoms are runny nose, sore throat, burning/pressure in chest, cough, congestion. What do I do?

I inhaled bleach fumes for an hr approx. 17 hrs ago. Symptoms are runny nose, sore throat, burning/pressure in chest, cough, congestion. What do I do?

Chlorine burn: Appears that you have sustained a chlorine irritation / burn to your naso-pharynx-tracheal-bronchial tissues. If external, the immediate remedyvis long ice cold water rinsing. You cannot do much of that, but prolonged mouthwashing, gargling, and nasal washing can help. Then, you need an inhaler. Saline breathing treatments may help but best is a metered dose steroid inhaler. So see a prescriber ...Read more

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I am having pain and burning in both sides of torso it gets so bad it takes my breath away and its constant?

I am having pain and burning in both sides of torso it gets so bad it takes my breath away and its constant?

See your physician!!: Your symptom is not common and I would be concerned that you could have a disorder affecting the spinal cord or peripheral nerves. You need a careful evaluation, lab tests and possible imaging studies and referral to a neurologist. I would not waste time looking for additional answers on the internet because it will be unhelpful and only serve to further frighten you. See your physician ASAP. ...Read more

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Can burning cardboard/wrappers kill you if you breath it in at a bonfire? I have bad anxiety and feel like I'm dying. My heartbeat is fast

Can burning cardboard/wrappers kill you if you breath it in at a bonfire? I have bad anxiety and feel like I'm dying. My heartbeat is fast

Panic Attack: If you are concerned about your immediate health, go to your local ER. There is a chance that your anxiety is causing the panic. Anxiety is very treatable to something that can be managed well. You may find it helpful to go for walk, take some deep breaths, distract yourself with a call to a friend or a good movie. Your anxiety will pass soon. ...Read more

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Can burning incense make me breath bad?

Can burning incense make me breath bad?

Yes: If you have asthma or allergies then burning incense or candles or even spraying room sprays or perfumes can lead to irritation and difficulty breathing. It should be noticed that prolonged exposures to many chemicals, including smoke from these things, could lead to health complications. ...Read more

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Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluation from a dentist along with proper treatment. Call and set up an appointment. ...Read more

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I broke out in hives, I have chills and a bad dry cough. When I lay down I feel I can't breath. The hives felt like burning and a solid rash?

I broke out in hives, I have chills and a bad dry cough. When I lay down I feel I can't breath. The hives felt like burning and a solid rash?

See doctor: Although your problem may be from a viral infection, I am concerned over the burning and the breathing problem. See your doctor now or go to the ER if he is not available. ...Read more

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Take 20mg Prilosec 6am an d before bed. Gerd is still bad. Daily chest pain. Chest bubbles. Burning Bad breath Burping. Recent endo no hpylori. Help!

Take 20mg Prilosec 6am an d before bed. Gerd is still bad. Daily chest pain. Chest bubbles. Burning Bad breath Burping. Recent endo no hpylori. Help!

H pylori: . Then if you r obese lose weight. If you eat junk food or soda-STOP. If you eat at erratic times then stop. Eat an early dinner by 6 PM. Avoid alcohol except for social occa. NO STRESS!!! Important thing-do not drink any water or fluids with food at least for 90 min, then drink as much as you want. Http://www. Pdrhealth. Com/proton-pump-inhibitors/foods-to-avoid-while-taking-proton-pump-inhibitors ...Read more

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Chest pain, burning, tight, hurts to breathe, shortness of breath. Hands are shakey. 20/F. Have had 3 surgeries. Bad gallbladder waiting to come out.

Chest pain, burning, tight, hurts to breathe, shortness of breath. Hands are shakey. 20/F. Have had 3 surgeries. Bad gallbladder waiting to come out.

Go to the ER.: There could be all sorts of bad things going on. I would seek medical attention as soon as possible. Hope it's nothing serious but better to be sure. ...Read more

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Burning feel on right tonsil and ear. When tonsil burns, bad breath is present and becomes worst. Night sweats very often. Allergies? Or gerd?

Burning feel on right tonsil and ear. When tonsil burns, bad breath is present and becomes worst. Night sweats very often. Allergies? Or gerd?

Need diagnosis: A burning feeling in the right tonsil with referred pain to the ear sounds like an inflammatory condition or tonsillitis. I would suggest you see your physician for proper diagnosis. Doubt GERD or allergy. The odor also suggests infection. GERD would probably not effect only one tonsil. ...Read more

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In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?

In JAN I had bad chest/shoulder pain and went to ER. They said anxiety. Pain in arm continued for a month. Now I can't catch breath, & have itching/burning in upper left part of abs. Heart issue ruled out. Xanax/PPIs don't treat. Is it really stress?

Stress: If you have given your Dr all of the information and his examination is normal and basic labs are normal including EKG and your family history of early heart disease or sudden death is negative then not likely heart disease. Attributing it to stress should mean that other causes of chest pain need to be considered. Stress often a wastebasket term we use when don't know what it is. ...Read more

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I was haveing a lump feeling in my. Throat for for about a week then it turned into a pain in my right ear and throat...Its not a bad pain but it hurts worse when I breath kinda or swallow. Lile a light burning sensation. Its been scareing me for a few da

I was haveing a lump feeling in my. Throat for for about a week then it turned into a pain in my right ear and throat...Its not a bad pain but it hurts worse when I breath kinda or swallow. Lile a light burning sensation. Its been scareing me for a few da

See an ENT: A ENT specialist will be able to examine your entire throat and help you find out what the problem is. This could be a minor problem or could be dangerous, so if it persists for more than a few days, see a ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I've got a very bad sore throat. My throat is burning and cant breath properly. Have a mild fever and cant sleep... im 37 weeks and 3 days?

I've got a very bad sore throat. My throat is burning and cant breath properly. Have a mild fever and cant sleep... im 37 weeks and 3 days?

Possible Strep: You could have strep throat, especially if you have been around any infected individuals. The breathing issue is concerning and should be evaluated to make sure you don't have bronchitis or atypical pneumonia. See your doctor for this. ...Read more

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What happens if you inhale burning weed?

What happens if you inhale burning weed?

Do you mean cannabis: Cannabis smoke contains many of the same noxious particles found in tobacco smoke sometimes in larger quantities. Marijuana smoke irritates the airways and is associated with cough, sputum production, wheezing, and bronchitis, as well as shortness of breath, sore throat, exacerbation of asthma, and exacerbation of cystic fibrosis. ...Read more

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What happens if a piece of plastic is inhaled such as a lego? Happened years ago and never had any problems, does it break down or just stay? Curious.

What happens if a piece of plastic is inhaled such as a lego? Happened years ago and never had any problems, does it break down or just stay? Curious.

Wow!: Plastic in the lungs is unlikely to go away. An entire lego piece, even a small one is kind of worrisome for causing lung problems. That said, if you aren't having respiratory problems, getting it out is likely worse than having it in. Are you absolutely sure it is still there? ...Read more

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Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?

Ok so my 13 year old brother was shooting around a plastic "Aquafina" cap and it just so happens that it landed on a hot lightbulb he inhaled it a bit?

Not the world's: Healthiest fumes to be inhaling, but as long as the exposure was brief and he's not coughing, he should be fine. Move both of yourselves to fresh air until the odor has completely dissipated. Seek medical help if he has any difficulty breathing whatsoever. ...Read more

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I was burning lead from a mechanical pencil and it started to smoke and I don't think I inhaled any smoke what should I do?

I was burning lead from a mechanical pencil and it started to smoke and I don't think I inhaled any smoke what should I do?

Nothing: Pencil lead is graphite - a form of carbon just like coal and burns easily. A small amount in a mechanical pencil cannot create enough carbon monoxide to cause any lasting damage. There is no lead in a lead pencil! You should have a carbon monoxide monitor in your home for safety's sake anyway, though. ...Read more

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I dropped a small finger sized plastic wrapper onto a burning coal. The plastic burned for a few seconds I heard it sizzle and moved it. Am I okay?

I dropped a small finger sized plastic wrapper onto a burning coal. The plastic burned for a few seconds I heard it sizzle and moved it. Am I okay?

Yes: I assume you are concerned about the fumes from the plastic wrapper. As long as you feel fine, and you didn't inhale a large puff of smoke from the burning plastic, you are fine. If you did, you would have noticed significant coughing and lung irritation. ...Read more

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Is inhaling burning leaves smoke dangerous?

Is inhaling burning leaves smoke dangerous?

Possible: Prolonged smoke inhalation can cause lung damage. Always minimize exposure. ...Read more