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How long does carbon monoxide poisoning stay bound to hemoglobin?

How long does carbon monoxide poisoning stay bound to hemoglobin?

Long time: Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin 200 times more tightly than oxygen. It is quite likely that the red cell with carbon monoxide bound hemoglobin will die out before it loses carbon monoxide. ...Read more

Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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What are the long-term effects of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Likely none: 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. It 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

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What are the long term effects of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning?

What are the long term effects of accidental carbon monoxide poisoning?

Depends: We are all exposed to this on occasion. The material that attaches to our blood from low level exposure will cause vague symptoms but no permanent damage & will eventually be eliminated. When it does reach the level that causes death to brain cells or heart muscle it can cause irreversible damage to both. If sustained, the gas replaces so much oxygen that the body dies of lack of oxygen. ...Read more

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Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms how long do they last?

Depends: The duration of symptoms depends on the concentration of carbon monoxide in the blood stream, the duration of exposure and how quickly you are removed from the carbon monoxide environment. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning take to go away?

How long do the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning take to go away?

Depends on severity: Mild or moderate symptoms can last from less than an hour to many hours, depending on the severity of the carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, the type of treatment, the victim's other health issues, etc... Studies show the half-life of carboxyhemoglobin (CO bound to hemoglobin) to be about 4 hours (3-5 hr) when breathing regular air, and about 1 hour (30-90 minutes) when breathing 100% oxygen. ...Read more

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How long do you need to be exposed to carbon monoxide to develop carbon monoxide poisoning?

How long do you need to be exposed to carbon monoxide to develop carbon monoxide poisoning?

Not long: Carbon monoxide has a high affinity to the hemoglobin molecule, not allowing the oxygen molecules to bind. Exactly how long before one gets carbon monoxide poisoning depends on many factors including the health of the individual exposed and the concentration of the carbon monoxide. Avoid exposure by never burning anything inside a house (bbq, etc.). ...Read more

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Can you get carbon monoxide poisoning from using the oven for long periods?

Typically not: While this is possible, proper ventilation and maintenance should prevent carbon monoxide from forming and building up. A home carbon monoxide detector can help make sure you are not in danger. ...Read more

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Approximately how long would it take to die from carbon monoxide poisoning through car exhaust?

Too long to make: Either suicide or homicide worthwhile. Please call your state's suicide hotline at (877) 870-4673 or go to a hospital ER by ambulance or as a passenger in a private car now if you are contemplating methods of suicide. Be safe. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of heavy carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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I need to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning for kids?

Variable: Low level exposure often causes chronic headaches. As the level increases, dizziness, nausea & weakness are noted. This can progress to fainting, coma, seizures and breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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Is it likely for somebody to give another person carbon monoxide poisoning?

No: Carbon monoxide poisoning is an environmental toxin. You can only be poisoned by breathing it in an environment contaminated by carbon monoxide. ...Read more

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Can you die from moderate Carbon monoxide poisoning if it's left un treated?

Unlikely: But chronic carbon monoxide exposure needs urgent correction and reversal due to risk of injury to cognitive brain function, and potential of Parkinson's disease-like problems. ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I should get checked for carbon monoxide poisoning?

Symptoms: Usually people have symptoms such as headache, tingling in the hands, or other feelings that alert someone that something is wrong. ...Read more

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Could I still die from carbon monoxide poisoning with new cars that have the catalytic converters?

Could I still die from carbon monoxide poisoning with new cars that have the catalytic converters?

Yes: If there I leak in your exhaust system with carbon monoxide leaking into your car interior and you are driving with closed windows for a long time you may experience carbon monoxide poisoning. ...Read more

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Could water pipe cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Could water pipe cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Hooka: It does increase carbon monoxide level in the your blood. The severity will depend on how much of the smoke you inhale, how fast and how long you hold your breath each time you take an inhalation from the water pipe. carbon monoxide poisoning has a range of severity (single digits up to fatal level of 50% or more when the person is trapped in a house on fire). ...Read more

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Can oxygen help in treating carbon monoxide poisoning?

Can oxygen help in treating carbon monoxide poisoning?

Yes: Carbon monoxide (CO) stays tightly bound to hemoglobin, forming carboxyhemoglobin. CO comes off the hemoglobin gradually as the hours go by. Studies show carboxyhemoglobin's half-life to be about 4 hours (3-5 hr) in regular air, but about 1 hour (30-90 minutes) when breathing 100% oxygen for treatment of CO poisoning. Increased oxygen makes the CO come off the hemoglobin and leave the body sooner. ...Read more

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Can carbon monoxide poisoning cause someone to have a stroke?

Can carbon monoxide poisoning cause someone to have a stroke?

Poor oxygen supply: Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. In areas of the brain that are affected by poor blood flow (by atherosclerosis, etc), further reducing oxygen delivery can lead to a stroke. Severe carbon monoxide poisoning can cause stroke even in healthy brain. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning from a heater?

Follow link: Here are all symptoms and the description http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/carbon_monoxide_poisoning/page3_em. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the link between carbon monoxide poisoning and strokes?

What is the link between carbon monoxide poisoning and strokes?

Poor oxygen supply: Carbon dioxide causes its toxic effects by reducing the ability of the blood to carry oxygen. In areas of the brain that are affected by poor blood flow (by atherosclerosis, etc), further reducing oxygen delivery can lead to a stroke. ...Read more

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Do I have carbon monoxide poisoning? I left stove on for 12 hours..

Probably not: But you don't give enough information. I would assume you have a gas stove. You give no symptoms. If you have headache, dizziness, and nausea, these are the most common symptoms. If you can improve the ventilation in the home and do not leave the stove on. Please note these symptoms are also common with other things as well. ...Read more

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If I left the stove for 8 hours can I get carbon monoxide poisoning?

Possibly: Carbon monoxide (co) is formed when burning fuel for example gas, but not electric stoves. If the stove is not burning properly or not vented properly then co can build up. If you are concerned there are home co detectors that you can buy at hardware stores, which will tell you if the level is too high. ...Read more

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What can carbon monoxide poisoning from cigarettes do to you over time?

Hard to say: The body is able to tolerate the low level exposures to CO over time with no specific hardship. Any study of its potential effects is hampered by overlapping bad habits of smokers & the inability to isolate cause/effect in a scientific study. It is well known that there are dozens of toxic chemicals released in the smoke, besides the nicotine. Over time the negative consequences of these toxins kill ...Read more

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Left stove on 14 hours, could this have caused carbon monoxide poisoning?

Maybe: Gas stoves could be faulty. Get your home checked for carbon monoxide levels. Detectors are available at numerous hardware stores, and by most codes, should be present in homes. Your utility company could also check the situation. ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the biggest risk factors for carbon monoxide poisoning?

That's easy: The major risk factor for carbon monoxide poisoning is breathing in a lot of carbon monoxide. You don't need a doctor to tell you that; yout mother can tell you that. I'm not being rude; I'm pointing out that your question doesn't require any medical knowledge or expertise. It's something anyone can look up & understand. Check the websites of the CDC & the Consumer Products Safety Commission. ...Read more

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How do I report carbon monoxide poisoning if I think I was poisoned at work?

Carbon monoxide: Speak to your supervisor. Testing for the environment for carbon monoxide levels is relatively simple and could be affecting other. Carbon monoxide detectors can be installed for future monitoring. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from carbon monoxide poisoning while inside a tunnel?

Perhaps: Damage from carbon monoxide is dependent on eventual concentration within the blood stream, the lower levels maybe causing only headache and cherry red finger colorations, the higher levels with more lethal tendencies. Exposure can occur anywhere motors generate co. ...Read more

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Could I have carbon monoxide poisoning if I don't get furnace checked yearly?

CO poisoning: If the furnace malfunctions it is possible that it may emit more carbon monoxide than usuall and lead toxicity. Consider having a carbon monoxide detector in the house (install one on each floor of your house). ...Read more

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Before you die do you have any signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Yes: Low level carbon monoxide exposure can cause headaches and nausea, higher levels can result in cherry red coloring of fingertips and nail beds. Later, confusion and disorientation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have carbon monoxide poisoning when others in the household have no symptoms?

Is it possible to have carbon monoxide poisoning when others in the household have no symptoms?

CO poisoning: It is possible if the source of carbon monoxide is limited to one room. ...Read more

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Can I get Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sitting in my running car in an open parking for an hour?

Can I get Carbon Monoxide poisoning from sitting in my running car in an open parking for an hour?

Unlikely: Carbon monoxide comes from incomplete combustion of the auto fuel and will accumulate in a closed space like a garage. The situation you describe would allow the carbon monoxide to disperse in the air and not affect you. ...Read more

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Definition)

A condition in which a person has breathed in too much carbon monoxide, an odorless gas that comes from burning fossil fuels such as wood, ...Read more