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Doctor insights on: How Sick Can Someone Get For Breathing In Sewage Smells

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Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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I have a clear mucus in my slavia that smells really bad like spoiled food or sewage what is it how can I get rid of of it?

I have a clear mucus in my slavia that smells really bad like spoiled food or sewage what is it how can I get rid of of it?

You may have: post nasal drip/ sinus congestion, acid reflux, chronic bronchitis etc. Taking care of the primary cause will solve the bad smell. Go see your Dr for a check up. Take care!

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My stomache feels sick and my burps smell like sewage all day. Just got off flu, is this normal?

My stomache feels sick and my burps smell like sewage all day. Just got off flu, is this normal?

Egg Burps.: Egg burps, sometimes called sulfur burps, are caused when your body expels the hydrogen sulfide gas produced when certain proteins break down in the digestive system. Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) works by binding with the sulfides in your stomach and digestive system. Certain medications, foods or even a recent infection can cause this. Try some Pepto, see a doctor if it doesn't improve. ...Read more

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I smell my bowels tru my skin? Fresh out a shower I can make a closed room smell like sewage. 7up is like the only thing that helps me get the gas up and or a good bm twice a day.

I smell my bowels tru my skin? Fresh out a shower I can make a closed room smell like sewage. 7up is like the only thing that helps me get the gas up and or a good bm twice a day.

Need a gastric check: What you describe is certainly abnormal. If you believe that you really can smell feces through your skin etc, then you need to see a gastroenterologist asap. This type of doctor can check to see what is wrong and work to alleviate it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get addicted to cigarettes by liking the smell and breathing the packs in alot?

Can you get addicted to cigarettes by liking the smell and breathing the packs in alot?

No: Physiological addiction to nicotine would require that you actually get it into your body somehow. Smelling the packages of cigarettes doesn't actually get the substance into your body in a way that would create a problem. However, by being around cigarettes often, you are more likely to start smoking them, that's the bigger worry. ...Read more

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The gas cap on my car is not fitting properly, will breathing the smell make me ill?

The gas cap on my car is not fitting properly, will breathing the smell make me ill?

Get a new gas cap: Breathing petroleum fumes can definitely make you very sick. However, vehicles are generally very well ventilated and it is unlikely that these fumes will be getting into the passenger compartment. All the same, a new gas cap is a pretty cheap fix from your local parts store. ...Read more

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When I smell weed I get a huge headache and I have difficulty breathing. Are these signs of being allergic?

When I smell weed I get a huge headache and I have difficulty breathing. Are these signs of being allergic?

May be: The stench of weed can also trigger all those symptoms due to vasovagal and/or emotional responses. ...Read more

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What symptoms do I have to look out for after being in a building with raw sewage? Not touching but breathing it in? I'm scared...

What symptoms do I have to look out for after being in a building with raw sewage? Not touching but breathing it in? I'm scared...

Raw Sewage: Not much danger from breathing it in. Gastrointestinal symptoms would dominate such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, chills. Being exposed to touch and getting in to your system would increase risk of hepatitis A. ...Read more

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When I urinate my vagina smells like sewage, I know the toilets are clean so it's not that, what could it be?

When I urinate my vagina smells like sewage, I know the toilets are clean so it's not that, what could it be?

Bacterial Vaginosis?: Its most likely Bacterial Vaginosis or an infection of the uterus or vagina. Prescriptions are needed for the antibiotics for these problems, so you will need to see your doc and have an exam. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 53 female when I go pee my pee really smells bad sometimes like wheat if I hols it for a long time it smells almost like sewage what's wrong with me?

I'm 53 female when I go pee my pee really smells bad sometimes like wheat if I hols it for a long time it smells almost like sewage what's wrong with me?

Malodorous urine: This can be from a variety of causes. Incomplete voiding, leads to retention of urine and urine breakdown into aromatic components sometimes. Medications and dietary intake can also give you urine an odor. Chronic UTI or cystitis can do this as well. See urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I just had a baby 14 weeks ago. I'm currently breastfeeding. Sometimes my urine smells like sewage water. Should I be concerned?

I just had a baby 14 weeks ago. I'm currently breastfeeding. Sometimes my urine smells like sewage water. Should I be concerned?

Probably nothing!: Sometimes it is something in the diet like asparagus or vitamins you are taking. If you have no other symptoms you can wait and see. If the symptom persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I release gases involuntarily which smells like fart/poop/sewage. I don't feel while iam releasing gas, suddenlysurprised with the bad odour?

I release gases involuntarily which smells like fart/poop/sewage. I don't feel while iam releasing gas, suddenlysurprised with the bad odour?

Spinal problem: There is a sphincter which controls the release of anything down there. When a stool or gas is released, there is a sensation. Your lack of sensation and lack of control is concerning. Any incontinence? Have an examination to make sure. ...Read more

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Sitting in school and bad malodorus flatulence smell just comes out? I hate it, and recently smells like sewage gas from my anus without farting.

Sitting in school and bad malodorus flatulence smell just comes out? I hate it, and recently smells like sewage gas from my anus without farting.

If not actual gas...: This could be a hygiene issue and you may need to change soaps or work on different means of showering. If it is not hygiene related, may be some type of infection, either a fungal or bacterial overgrowth. Certain creams may help. If you are having any pain related to this, you may have an abscess of some type and this will need to be checked by a physician. Hope this helps and best of luck. ...Read more

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All day I have been burping up what smells like raw sewage and throwing up. I have had issues with BAD heart burn for years but this is new.?

All day I have been burping up what smells like raw sewage and throwing up. I have had issues with BAD heart burn for years but this is new.?

Burping: This is usually from undigested food - If you have any distention or severe bloating of the abdomen with pain - this could be a sign of an intestinal obstruction.
If this continues follow up with your physician. If signs of distention go to the emergency room ...Read more

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Husb quit cigs month ago. Smoked 1x since. His heavy breathing smells of ashes to me. Is this b/c tar, smoke stays in lungs? How long before no smell?

Husb quit cigs month ago. Smoked 1x since. His heavy breathing smells of ashes to me. Is this b/c tar, smoke stays in lungs? How long before no smell?

NO.: While the damage from nicotine, tar and other chemicals in cigarettes may be long-lasting, even permanent, the chemicals in cigarettes don't last. Maybe he has poor oral health. Maybe he's still smoking on occasion. Keep encouraging him to stay the course and to get a dental check up. Good luck to you both! ...Read more

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Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Try it: Some people do complain of chlorine irritating their lungs. There was a study finding that people swimming in chlorinated water may actually develop asthma from the exposure. Since the reaction is variable among people, try swimming in the pool and see if it affects you. ...Read more

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My my burps smell like sewage what's causes that?

Gastroenteritis: You may have an infection in your bowels, did you travel recently? See your doctor, it needs to be treated. ...Read more

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Why my Urine smell like sewage in between water?

Why my Urine smell like sewage in between water?

Infection?: Sounds like a possible urinary tract infection. Sometimes urine can smell foul due to foods we eat. Asparagus contains a sulphurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, by-products are released that cause the strange smell. When it's an infection usually you have burning or other complaints. Go see MD ...Read more

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Why does my girlfriend's and my own vagina smell like sewage even though we have bathed?

Why does my girlfriend's and my own vagina smell like sewage even though we have bathed?

Bacterial overgrowth: Sewage is a new one for me. Usually dead fish, asset the risk of being politically incorrect. The odor is produced by amines emitted by the anaerobic (non oxygen consuming) bacteria that tend to overgrow when the vaginal environment ph is high or basic. The replace the"good" bacteria, lactobacillus. This happens with sex and around a woman's period. Treatment is easy but recurrence is common. ...Read more

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When you are a diabetic, and you pass gas, why does it smell like sewage. Is it because of my kidney problems?

When you are a diabetic, and you pass gas, why does it smell like sewage. Is it because of my kidney problems?

Possibly: If you have renal failure be on top of your dialysis. I would also be very mindful of following a good diabetic diet with lower carbs lower fats and as little sugar as possible.
Diabetes affects every organ so you must stay on tope it this disorder
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I have been going to the bathroom a lot running stool lots of gas burping up foul smell smelling like sewage and I did go out of town for 8 days to Detroit Michigan?

I have been going to the bathroom a lot running stool lots of gas burping up foul smell smelling like sewage and I did go out of town for 8 days to Detroit Michigan?

Bowel rest: Start with 24 hours of fluids only -no usual food items.
Then start the Brat diet. B for bannanas, rice, applesauce, tea and toast. This is a soft diet to let the bowel rest and heal itself.
If you still have diarrhea can take Imodium over the counter from the pharmacy. If still having the runs see a doctor for stool culture and sensitiviy testing at the lab. Michigan water supply should be fine. ...Read more

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I have had a rally bad tate in my mouth for about the past 4-5 days similar to sewage smell even after brushing my teeth. Is there something wrong?

Probably: Bad smells in the mouth can indicate infection of tooth structures or even gingival tissues and surrounding bone around the teeth.
I suggest you see a dentist for radiographic and a clinical exam to diagnose where the bad smell is coming from. ...Read more

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Why is it that when l smell something with either a good or bad scent l tend to hav difficulties with breathing and what medication can u recommend?

Why is it that when l smell something with either a good or bad scent l tend to hav difficulties with breathing and what medication can u recommend?

Asthma: I see that you once used an inhaler, and the fact that strong smells now trigger you suggests to me that your asthma has returned. Please get with a pulmonologist. Sometimes a tiny dose of daily inhaled glucocorticoid can keep this at bay. ...Read more