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Doctor insights on: Inhaling Natural Gas Fumes

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more


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Does inhaling gas fumes cause bad breath?

Does inhaling gas fumes cause bad breath?

What gas fumes?: Gasoline? Natural gas? Propane? Flatulence? Either way, halitosis does not result from inhaling any type of gas. Gum disease, cavities, and acid reflux, as well as your diet may be the cause. ...Read more

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Can an inhaler give you gas ?

Can an inhaler give you gas
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That is unusual...: In medicine, some weird reaction/effect can happen with almost anything. Inhalers to treat asthma/copd/wheezing etc...can cause many side effects--increase heart rate/palpitation, jitteriness, sorethroat, thrush, dry mouth, altered tastes, headaches, at times more difficulty with breathing, higher risk of infections etc... if stopping the inhaler and gas problem resolves, then likely. Good luck. ...Read more

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Should i be worried if I inhaled freon gas accidentally?

Should i be worried if I inhaled freon gas accidentally?

No: If it was going to cause respiratory problems, it would have happened nearly immediately. ...Read more

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I inhaled an unkown gas, should I get checked for cancer?

I inhaled an unkown gas, should I get checked for cancer?

Not necessarily: There are very few such chemicals -in gases hat can cause cancer. So I would not worry about so many gases which we are commonly exposed to. Just avoid excessive exposure to perochemicals (and of course the old culprits like chemical-war gases). ...Read more

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Is it harmful to inhale freon gas?

Freon: Freon gas inhalation has a number of minor symptoms. Inhaling low levels of freon, such as during a refrigerator leak, typically causes headaches, dizziness and lightheadedness. Some people also experience nausea and vomiting. These symptoms are most likely in small children after accidental inhalation. Rarely, people experience intense abdominal pain, blood in vomit and bloody stool. Banned 1994. ...Read more

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What can happen of I inhale gas while pregnant?

Natural or not?: Expelled intestinal gas (fart) when inhaled does not harm pregnancies. Manufactured commercial gases depending upon type can have deleterious effects. ...Read more

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Is it bad to inhale gas from the stove? When lighting it I inhaled for a couple of minutes

Avoid this.: Most stoves burn natural gas (methane), but some burn propane. Breathing either kind of gas is unhealthy, because it lowers the amount of oxygen which is being inhaled. A few moments of exposure in a well-ventilated room is not an issue, but prolonged exposure (as you described) should be avoided. However, the symptoms are usually immediate, not delayed. ...Read more

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Found out that someone put gas jet on in house no one knew and been inhaling it for 12 hrs scared it will cause cancer please help I'm petrified?

Found out that someone put gas jet on in house no one knew and been inhaling it for 12 hrs scared it will cause cancer please help I'm petrified?

Gas jet: Likelihood of cancer from a single exposure is small do not worry. Cancer effect is from the oil in cooking. See http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/cooking-with-gas-raises-risk-of-lung-cancer-1903000.html But why was the gas jet on? Open all windows and air the house so it does not explode into a fiery ball if you are sad call 1 800 273-8255; f/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Can inhaling gas while pregnant affect your baby?

Can inhaling gas while pregnant affect your baby?

R U dizzy: Inhalation of hydrocarbons (sniffing gas fumes) would potentially cause harm only if you are feeling symptoms from it. If you are feeling light-headed or dizzy form the fumes, then it may be affecting the oxygen amounts in your blood, which gets transmitted to the baby. Luckily, baby inside you lives in a low oxygen environment, so you would really need to harm yourself before it would affect baby. ...Read more

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What happens when people inhale laughing gas for fun?

What happens when people inhale laughing gas for fun?

Do not try: Laughing gas or nitrous oxide if not used properly can cause asphyxiation, cardiac arrest, and death. Please do not try this. ...Read more

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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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I have a habit of inhaling lots of air when I eat. I often hear gurgling noises in my esophagus. Is this the air or gas? Or a problem?

Aerophagia likely: Involuntary belching after a meal is normal, caused by release of swallowed gas after distension of the stomach with food. Magenblase syndrome is postprandial epigastric fullness & bloating, relieved by belching. Aerophagia (accumulation of gas due to air swallowing) is common with anxiety, hypersalivation from gum chewing, smoking, drinking, oral irritation. Air swallowing can become habitual. ...Read more

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Why do I get random pain under my left breast? Feels like a knot being tied and it won't go away unless I inhale all the way? Almost feels like gas?

Could be: It could be referred pain from gas or it could be a pulled muscle between your ribs. It should go away in a couple days. If not, go to the dr. ...Read more

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Baby inhaled meconium @ birth 7 weeks ago. She has bad gas&upset tummy quite a bit. Were worried sick. Would meconium harm her digestion trac?

No: Meconium (the first bowel movements) is composed of a rich collection of early bile, enzymes, & digested material. If passes at or before birth, it's presence in the lungs can cause a dangerous irritant pneumonia of varied severity. Chance ingestion of the material at or before birth has no effect on the digestive tract. The gas & fussiness are a separate issue, likely reflux or food intolerance. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of inhaling nitrous oxide (laughing gas)?

Giddiness: It makes you feel giddy with poor recall — too high of a dose can cause respiratory depression. It should not be abused. ...Read more

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If we inhaled a little spray of ethyl chloride, the spray the ankle, will the gas go out from your body?

Depends on dose: I would not recommend inhaling this. At low doses, you might get a little "drunk "like effect, but higher concentratations it might be dangerous and it is debatable if it is carcinogenic. ...Read more

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What is the cause of chest pressure when inhaling and gas? I get squeezing chest pressure when unhaling and gas and I am worried about my heart. :(

What is the cause of chest pressure when inhaling and gas? I get squeezing chest pressure when unhaling and gas and I am worried about my heart. :(

Acute symptoms?: See you have acid reflux which can be a source of chest pain. But if you experiencing acute chest pressure (squeezing) and have difficulty breathing then please contact 911 to ensure that you are not having a cardiac event. ...Read more