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Is it safe to breathe pure oxygen?

Is it safe to breathe pure oxygen?

Yes and No: Breathing 100% oxygen can be harmful over time. Symptoms may include disorientation, breathing problems, and vision changes. Prolonged high oxygen doses cause damage to cell membranes and can cause seizures. However, sometimes breathing pure oxygen is necessary for treatment of carbon monoxide poisoning or in adult respiratory distress syndrome (ards). ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Oxygen (Definition)

Oxygen is a gas that the cells in your body need to work properly. The air we breathe normally has 21% oxygen. A maximum of 100% oxygen can be given. Babies with heart or lung problems may need ...Read more


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Why is it bad to breathe pure oxygen and is it true it strips down the molecules to a single electron or what?

Why is it bad to breathe pure oxygen and is it true it strips down the molecules to a single electron or what?

It can be bad: Air is approx 80 % nitrogen and 20% oxygen. When you breath 100% oxygen it creates free radicals that act like "pacman" and destroys lung tissue. This can occur with in 6-12hours of breathing the pure oxygen. ...Read more

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Is ozone safe to breath and indeed is it healthy?

Is ozone safe to breath and indeed is it healthy?

Ozone: Ozone or o3 is not healthy nor safe to breath. It is a powerful oxidant - causing irritation to lung tissues and to mucus membranes of the mouth and nose and eyes. Fortunately it is not a stable compound and degrades rapidly but still it is not something that you want to be around. It isn't all bad though - it is the ozone layer of the atmosphere that protects us from uv light. ...Read more

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Is it bad to inhale naphthalene?

Is it bad to inhale naphthalene?

Yes: Significant acute naphthalene inhalation can lead to nausea, vomiting, headaches, loose bowel movements, fatigue, confusion, convulsions & coma. ...Read more

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How healthy is liquid monomere to breathe the vapors?

How healthy is liquid monomere to breathe the vapors?

Salon worker?: Liquid monomer commonly refers to a monomer in acrylic nails, called ethyl methacrylate . it replaces a riskier monomer called methyl methacrylate. But it is not risk free. It depends on amount of exposure, duration of exposure and your underlying health. It can cause allergies, asthma, and dermatitis (rash). Workers with poor ventilation are at higher risk. Salons can be toxic places. ...Read more

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Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Depends on situation: Part of the bodies mechanism for deciding when to breathe is controlled by co2 sensors in the main blood vessels. In some medical conditions (like copd), when excess oxygen is given to patients & drops the co2 level, their sensors stop the automatic breathing cycle until it builds back up. ...Read more

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How bad is the shortness of breath caused by pulmonary embolism? Is it so bad it needs immediate treatment?

How bad is the shortness of breath caused by pulmonary embolism? Is it so bad it needs immediate treatment?

Generally yes: There are some that are repeat and small and may cause minimal or no symptoms. Major DVT and embolism can cause sudden death with severe lung vessel obstruction and heart failure. ...Read more

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Why when i get difficulties breathing or sob, yet my oxygen saturation is 99-98% . How and what could that be. What is the symptom of low oxg saturat

Dyspnea: Shortness of breath is largely unrelated to oxygen levels, except when very low. Work of breathing causes dyspnea (shortness of breath) and can occur with normal oxygen levels. When oxygen levels become very low dyspnea can occur. ...Read more

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Is it actually true that dentures cause bad breath?

Is it actually true that dentures cause bad breath?

Yes they can: If you don't keep your dentures clean, they will absorb food odor and harbor bacteria. That is why it is important to clean your dentures after each meal and use denture cleanser once per day. ...Read more

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How bad is it to breathe in rubbing alcohol fumes?

How bad is it to breathe in rubbing alcohol fumes?

Depends: This will depend on the sensitivity of the individual combined with the concentration of the alcohol fumes. It could be anything from very mild headache, nausea to severe shortness of breath.. The answer is to avoid the exposure or improve ventilation in the area of use if you must. Severity will dictate which of these you must do. ...Read more

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Is it possible to shallow breath without hyperventilating? What affect does this have on oxygen saturation?

Is it possible to shallow breath without hyperventilating? What affect does this have on oxygen saturation?

Mgt: Shallow respiratory cycles are associated with a number of conditions. The rate of breathing may be increased, normal or decreased depending on the condition. If you are concerned, a virtual consult may be booked online. ...Read more

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His oxygen level at 92 but has severe COPD. Is it safe to add oxygen now? Very out of breath all the time.

His oxygen level at 92 but has severe COPD. Is it safe to add oxygen now? Very out of breath all the time.

A VERY GOOD: QUESTION!! At a certain point in severe COPD the low Oxygen level is the ONLY stimulus to BREATHING ( the addition of Oxygen can result in apnea (lack of breathing and ultimately DEATH!) Therefore usually the supplemental tank will not contain PURE Oxygen! His PULMONOLOGIST is the person who should deal with this issue!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Is ozone safe to breath?

Oxygen preferred: Two oxygen molecular (20% of air inhaled) oxygen is what we normally breath in. Triatomic molecule, trioxygen is ozone, which is blocked largely by protective ozone layer in atmosphere. Over time, there has been some loss of ozone layer, but still only makes up about 6 parts per million of the atmosphere. It is an oxidant and therefore damaging to respiratory system, prob above100 ppb. ...Read more

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What is ketone breath and what does it smell like, and is it comparable to any other types of bad breath?

What is ketone breath and what does it smell like, and is it comparable to any other types of bad breath?

Sweet: Ketone breath is usually associated with severe, uncontrolled diabetes. It is described as "sweet" smelling. It is not comparable to other forms of bad breath (halitosis) that are associated with dental hygiene or dental pathology. ...Read more

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Is it bad to hold a baby too much?

Is it bad to hold a baby too much?

Yes & no: You have one chance to deliver the baby & begin allowing them to be independent of your body. If you want a dependent child, carry them all the time & give them the idea that is the way it must be. If you want a child that begins the trial & errors of self discovery & self reliance, let them be alone when appropriate & find ways to self comfort. ...Read more

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I am on oxygen 24/7 is that to much oxygen?

Depends: What are your saturations? You should keep them around/above 90% then you are getting just enough and not too much. I strongly recommend investing in a pulse oximeter, as medicare does not pay for oxygen at night and as needed as we used to prescribe before. Now the only way you can get oxygen is if you get a prescription for 24/7. ...Read more

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Is it bad to breathe smoke from a fire?

Is it bad to breathe smoke from a fire?

Yes.: There are harmful substances in that smoke that can cause you harm. ...Read more

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