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Could inhalation of chlorine gas cause pulmonary edema?

Could inhalation of chlorine gas cause pulmonary edema?

Absolutely: Chlorine gas is extremely toxic to the lungs with inhalation and frequently fatal. It damages the fragile alveolar capillary membrane and causes fluid to leak into the air spaces. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Why can pulmonary edema cause shortness of breath?

Why can pulmonary edema cause shortness of breath?

Gas Exchange: Pulmonary edema affects the flow of oxygen from airsacs / alveoli to blood vessels in the lungs called capillaries. This is called gas exchange and results in low oxygen levels. ...Read more

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If fludrocortisone caused shortness of breath but without edema or crackles why would it do this? Also pee lots of clear fluid on it

If fludrocortisone caused shortness of breath but without edema or crackles why would it do this? Also pee lots of clear fluid on it

My take is ...: Why and how long have you taken fludrocortisone? How soon did these symptoms develop after its use? To know about it side effects, to http://www.drugs.com/sfx/fludrocortisone-side-effects.html. To deduce its effect with SOB, check with Doc. Peeing clear urine indicates peeing diluted urine usually from fluid overconsumption or defected concentration of kidneys. So, check the site and your Doc... ...Read more

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Edema compression hose causing life threatining shortness of breath, sweating, fainting, cause of this?

Edema compression hose causing life threatining shortness of breath, sweating, fainting, cause of this?

NO: Compression hose per se doesn't cause this - i would be concerned that application of the hose dislodged a pre-existing deep vein thrombosis (clot) with resulting pulmonary embolism (clot to the lung). This must be addressed at a hospital. A spiral ct angiogram of the lung is the test of choice. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain on left side behind breast and going thru to the back. Ekg was normal. Bad edema pain worsens whe breathing in?

What causes chest pain on left side behind breast and going thru to the back. Ekg was normal. Bad edema  pain worsens whe breathing in?

Pleuritic pain?: It could be part of your left lung that is sticky and rubbing against your chest wall causing pain. Taking nsaids may help reduce the symptoms. However, you always need to rule out cardiac causes! the best option is to have a multifunction cardiography test. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram ekg is notoriously inaccurate for women with disease! ...Read more

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Can inorganic compounds like fluoride and chlorine be absorbed through skin and inhaled? What are your expert opinions?

Can inorganic compounds like fluoride and chlorine be absorbed through skin and inhaled? What are your expert opinions?

Clearly supported: In 1997, the EPA concluded that a person can absorb more contaminants from bathing and showering than from drinking polluted water. Studies done by Brown, Bishop and Rowan in the early 1980s showed that an average of 64 percent of the total dose of waterborne contaminants (including fluoride) are absorbed through the skin. A study by British researchers at the Health and Safety Laboratory in Sheffield published in the February 19, 2000 issue of Human Experimental Toxicology suggests that toxicants such as fluorides can be stored in the skin and released over a period of time. The failure to account for inhalation and dermal exposures to fluorides is the most significant flaw in Fluoride research. It invalidates all dosage conclusions based solely on ingestion. Among other health hazards, Fluoride also increases your risk for cancer: ...Read more

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I inhaled to much chlorine while washing the bathroom with bleach and I am having difficulty breathing. I cleaned it in a closed room.

I  inhaled to much chlorine while washing the bathroom with bleach and I am having difficulty breathing. I cleaned it in a closed room.

It is imperative: that you leave the bathroom and get fresh air (out doors). Chlorine is denser than air -so don't lie in a low area. Seek medical care as soon as possible. In the United States - we usually have the fire department enter the room first to ensure that cause of chlorine gas is removed and that area is properly ventilated. ...Read more

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Think accidentally made chlorine gas, inhaled 5 minutes or so, developed heartburn, tired eyes, nasal congestion, and sore throat, will i be ok?

Probably: However if the symptoms persists for more than a day or gets worse, check with your doctor. How did you accidentally make chlorine gas in the first place? ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more