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Doctor insights on: Is Inhaling Paint Thinner Dangerous

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Smelling paint thinner/chemicals when not there. Have mild sinus infection and high anxiety.Smell and almost taste them even when not breathing in/out?

Smelling paint thinner/chemicals when not there. Have mild sinus infection and high anxiety.Smell and almost taste them even when not breathing in/out?

Parosmia: You describe symptoms consistent with parosmia- common in sinus, upper respiratory infections. Other causes are possible. For more information you can go to Wikipedia and look for parosmia. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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How dangerous is to live next door to a home, specifically a garage where paint thinner/paint are used daily and for hours at a time? I have a 9mo old

How dangerous is to live next door to a home, specifically a garage where paint thinner/paint are used daily and for hours at a time? I have a 9mo old

Unlikely: Fumes could affect you NEXT DOOR....usually harmful in ENCLOSED SPACE! Its NOT unusual to SMELL these solvents for long distances. SMELL alone is not dangerous! ...Read more

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What happens when you get paint thinner in your eye?

What happens when you get paint thinner in your eye?

Chemical burn: First thing is to rinse the eye thoroughly with any liquid, saline is best, but tap water will do. At least 10 minutes. Then get seen by the eye md or er, to tell if you have a serious chemical injury. Damage is worse if the chemical is basic, and less worrisome if acidic. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is safe to use paint thinner on transition lenses?

Please explain if it is safe to use paint thinner on transition lenses?

Paint thinner: Are you trying to remove paint on your glasses or just experimenting...Chemicals could react with the plastic and it could make a blurred spot/area.. If you did it already tell us what you found out..LOL ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of poisoning from paint thinner fumes?

What are the symptoms of poisoning from paint thinner fumes?

Toxins - Chemicals: Headaches, wooziness, fainting, nausea and vomitting. Move the patient out of the environment where the fumes are present and let them breathe fresh air. If they are too ill, call 911. ...Read more

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Can paint thinner cause black toe nails?

Can paint thinner cause black toe nails?

It can contribute: Pain thinner directly would not cause the discoloration but thinning out of the nail plate due to the chemicals could cause the toenails to become vulnerable to infection by fungus, yeast or bacteria. ...Read more