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Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms how long do they last?

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

Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Definition)

Carbon monoxide poisoning is 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


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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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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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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

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

Includes:: Some develop a parkinsonian appearance mimicking true parkinson's tremors and rigidity. Cognitive problem such as memory loss and poor organizational skills may occur. Incoordination and imbalance may be problems, and chronic headaches are not uncommon. ...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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Describe the features of carbon monoxide poisoning.?

Describe the features of carbon monoxide poisoning.?

Many: Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause headaches, blurry vision, fatigue and lightheadedness, and progress to alteration of conciousness rather quickly. You should have a carbon monoxide detector (with charged batteries!) in your house to determine if there are unsafe levels in your home. Please go to the er immediately if you suspect poisoning; they will check your blood and get treatment started. ...Read more

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