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Is it possible to die of exhaust fumes?

Is it possible to die of exhaust fumes?

Yes: The major toxin in exhaust fumes is carbon monoxide which is highly toxic to humans. ...Read more

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Why do I keep smelling exhaust fumes?

Why do I keep smelling exhaust fumes?

Some possibilities: One who keeps smelling exhaust fumes, as a new symptom, can look into several possibilities. A primary care doctor can evaluate, and then an ENT doctor and a neurologist can help. Possibilities include the real presence of exhaust fumes or burning material (fire hazard!), other chemicals with that odor, sinus problems or infections, hypersensitive odor receptors or other neurologic problems, etc.. ...Read more

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I have Relapsing Remitting MS. I have been smelling exhaust fumes, even when no vehicles are present. Is this characteristic of MS?

I have Relapsing Remitting MS.  I have been smelling exhaust fumes, even when no vehicles are present.  Is this characteristic of MS?

Aberrant smell sense: Smell disorders have many causes eg upper respiratory infection, injury, polyps in the nasal cavities, sinus infections, hormonal disturbances, dental problems, exposure to certain chemicals such as insecticides and solvents, some medicines, and radiation due to head and neck cancers. Obesity, diabetes, hypertension, malnutrition, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and MS. Talk to your PCP ...Read more

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Around Feb.2,2014 I was smelling exhaust fumes. I never followed up w/ DR due to it went away after 1mth. Now it has came back.could I have a tumor?

Olfactory aura: Distortions of your ability to smell can be seen with migraine headaches. Please see this link: http://www.migraine-aura.com/content/e27891/e27265/e26585/e26871/index_en.html Could also be something wrong in your sinuses. See an ENT first then a neurologist. ...Read more

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Could you get carbon monoxide and poisoned if you are in a car behind another car that's on with a very bad exhaust fumes ?

Could you get carbon monoxide and poisoned if you are in a car behind another car that's on with a very bad exhaust fumes
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In an enclosed place: Outdoors, it is unlikely to happen. In an enclosed place, such as a garage (or if you run your engine while fully encased in snow), it is more likely to happen. Outdoors, the air is flowing and the wind is blowing, so the concentration of carbon monoxide gets diluted before it reaches your nose. Remember, carbon monoxide has no odor. It has no odor at all. The exhaust odor is other chemicals. ...Read more

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7 wk pregnant RN. Work on floor with Helipad outside of it. Can smell exhaust fumes at times. Could this damage my pregnancy? No option to change jobs

7 wk pregnant RN. Work on floor with Helipad outside of it. Can smell exhaust fumes at times. Could this damage my pregnancy? No option to change jobs

No: Very brief exposure to helicopter exhaust fumes will not harm your pregnancy. You were probably exposed to more exhaust fumes driving to work then then the helicopter. ...Read more

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I keep smelling "exhaust fumes" everywhere I go, when there is no external origin. I also have a lot of sinus pressure and some headaches. Treatment?

I keep smelling "exhaust fumes" everywhere I go, when there is no external origin. I also have a lot of sinus pressure and some headaches. Treatment?

SINUSITIS/YES: Sinusitis with inflammation infection and swelling of the sinuses can irritate the surrounding nerves And give the tingling sensation&headaches.Also distorted sense of smell is common And ringing in the ears. You need to be examined and if infection is suspected treated with antibiotics . ct scan of sinuses and ENT CONSULT is warranted. ...Read more

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Can someone die after having anorexia and bulimia on and off 20 yrs? Lately I am so exhausted and sleep 12 hrs a day. Is it a lack of nutrition ? So

Can someone die after having anorexia and bulimia on and off 20 yrs? Lately  I am so exhausted and sleep 12 hrs a day.  Is it a lack of nutrition ? So

Yes: Eating disorders are serious business .Often deaths are cardiac, caused by weakening of the heart muscle during ted of restricted eating.In addition metabolism is often disturbed as well as nutritional status."the diet cure" is a book you might find useful. ...Read more

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