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Should I be concerned if my mom has a strange tendency to sniff moth balls none stop I keep telling her to stop but she won't is sniffing it bad for her health?

Should I be concerned if my mom has a strange tendency to sniff moth balls none stop I keep telling her to stop but she won't is sniffing it bad for her health?

She may have a: Dangerous addiction. Mothballs are usually all active ingredient ; are composed of either paradichlorobenzene or napthlene. They dissolve from a solid to a vapor which is toxic. Inhaling mothball vapor = breathing insecticide. There are problems w acute ; toxic exposure. See http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/naphtech. Html#acute ; http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/pdbtech. Html#chronic. Suggest that. ...Read more

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Why am I constantly sniffing? How do I stop this?

Why am I constantly sniffing? How do I stop this?

Constant sniffing: Hello. The sniffing action is a maneuver to displace the nasal mucus to the back of the nose instead of it dripping out the front. Try an antihistamine such as claritin, Allegra or zyrtec. ...Read more

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I have sniffing problem since long time. Specially when I get up I used to sniff 3-4 times and then I feel normal.?

I have sniffing problem since long time. Specially when I get up I used to sniff 3-4 times and then I feel normal.?

See below: May be congestion that builds up during the night brought on by allergies or nasal dryness. Try using saline nasal spray/gel at bedtime to help clear congestion. Vaporizer can help alleviate dryness (clean regularly to prevent molds). Nighttime antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec can help if allergies are the cause. ...Read more

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Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Sniffing alcohol is it bad?

Yes: Rubbing alcohol is a poison that should not be inhaled or consumed. It is to be used on the skin to clean a wound. It can cause severe metabolic problems and even death if ingested. Ethyl or drinking alcohol should also not be inhaled. The intoxication that occurs from its inhalation can also be fatal. ...Read more

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Can sniffing windex too often harm your health?

Can sniffing windex too often harm your health?

Yes: If you are delibrately "sniffing" also known as huffing, you can cause damage to your brain, heart, liver, kidneys... So stop it. ...Read more

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What are the chances of someone overdosing while sniffing cocaine for the first time?

What are the chances of someone overdosing while sniffing cocaine for the first time?

It could happen: Depends on the purity of the Cocaine and the person's tolerance for it -- plus other ongoing medical issues the person may have. Can be very dangerous all the way ''round. ...Read more

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I'm craving alchol comet and white out I csnt hold back from sniffing them can it be harmfull for baby?

I'm craving alchol comet and white out I csnt hold back from sniffing them can it be harmfull for baby?

Be checked by doc: Yes sniffing these items can be harmful if you are pregnant and even if you are not pregnant. Please go to see a physician to be tested for general chemistry and for levels of necessary substances, also see a psychiatrist or psychologist regarding your need to sniff. ...Read more

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Head jerking and sniffing?

Head jerking and sniffing?

Possibly Tourette: Tourette syndrome is within the autistic spectrum. On the other hand it may be just a bad habit. If it is only that do not call any attention to it and it will stop. Even a "look" from others will keep it going. If other behavior symptoms develop, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Head jerking and sniffing habit?

Head jerking and sniffing habit?

Both are tics: He/she may have tourette syndrome. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I can't stop sniffing after doing a sinus rinse. Is this normal?

I can't stop sniffing after doing a sinus rinse. Is this normal?

Normal: After you insert something in the nose, the body's normal reaction is to try to expel it. That may last for up to an hour afterwards. Make sure you use sterile water with the sinus rinse. ...Read more

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Is ok to let my cat have green tea? She keeps sniffing around it

Is ok to let my cat have green tea? She keeps sniffing around it

Really vet question: But I think cats are pretty smart and it is so good for humans I can't imagine it wouldn't be for her. May be distantly related to catnip...which incidentally also makes a good and healthy tea for humans.
Obviously don't let her pig out on it until you see how it affects her. ...Read more

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Fiancé tried getting clean Now on methadone and sniffing his lorazapan to get high what can I do!? He sleeps so deeply ALOT. Should I be concerned?

Fiancé tried getting clean Now on methadone and sniffing his lorazapan to get high what can I do!? He sleeps so deeply ALOT. Should I be concerned?

YES: You should be concerned. What he is doing is dangerous. You are in no position to help him at this point. He is in no position to be anyone's fiancee. He needs intensive care for chemical dependency and cannot be expected to be ready for marriage for at least a year or two. Meanwhile, you can best help him by attending a support group for those affected by a loved one's addiction and counseling for yourself. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of sniffing tramadol?

What are the side effects of sniffing tramadol?

Same as orally: Snorting (sniffing) tramadol is no different than taking orally. Tramadol is a unique analgesic drug with side effects: seizures, coma, difficulty breathing, hallucinations, heart attack. The risk may be increased if mixed with alcohol. Tramadol may cause withdrawal reactions if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. ...Read more

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How can I stop my friend from sniffing dendrite (a glue consisting toluene and other intoxicants)?

How can I stop my friend from sniffing dendrite (a glue consisting toluene and other intoxicants)?

You can't: You cannot assume responsibility for another person's poor health decisions. What you CAN do is offer to share other meaningful and fun activities with this person. Don't nag or criticize, and simply hope that this person will walk away from it like most others who experiment with glue sniffing. ...Read more

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Are there any long term respiratory issues with grinding and sniffing percocets (for immediate relief vs waiting)?

Are there any long term respiratory issues with grinding and sniffing percocets (for immediate relief vs waiting)?

Drug abuse: This is drug abuse and not clinically indicated. There would never be an indication for snorting any pain medication meant to be taken in a pill form. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

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I keep sniffing to clear nasal passage. Is this what is causing my dull hearing?

I keep sniffing to clear nasal passage. Is this what is causing my dull hearing?

Plugged ears: You likely have nasal obstruction as well (allergy would be first on the list of suspects especially if the sniffling is seasonal in nature) and the swelling has obstructed the inner ear (eustachean tubes) opening leading to plugged ears and hearing impairment. Try nasal steroid for a couple of weeks to see if this helps. If not, see your family doctor. ...Read more

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Eyes are so red and only my right one is ichty I keep sniffing. It's making me mad.?

Eyes are so red and only my right one is ichty I keep sniffing. It's making me mad.?

Allergy or infection: More than likely this is allergic conjunctivitis however if you are having an upper respiratory infection and may also be related to that. See your eye doctor if it does not go away. ...Read more

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I keep sniffing rapidly and I have allergies. This happens mostly when I get anxious or nervous. Right now my nose is itchy. What do u suggest?

I keep sniffing rapidly and I have allergies. This happens mostly when I get anxious or nervous. Right now my nose is itchy. What do u suggest?

Rhinitis: Can be allergic or non allergic, emotions would aggravate the symptoms, meanwhile use an OTC antihistaminic as cetirizine or loratadine or fexofenadine, regularly, don't drive if it makes you drowsy, and read the labels, saline nasal wash twice a day, and schedule an appointment with an allergist to sort it out, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Is it true sniffing too much coke will make the middle part of your nose disintegrate?

Is it true sniffing too much coke will make the middle part of your nose disintegrate?

Absolutely, yes: Snorting Cocaine can and will create a hole in your septum (the wall which divides your nose into right and left halves). If small, it may not be a problem. Larger holes cause bleeding, crusting and loss of nasal support which can lead to substantial cosmetic deformity. Just another reason not to use coke (if addiction, heart attack, stroke, etc weren't enough reasons to help you stay away. ..). ...Read more

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How could a psychiatrist diagnose a person with mental disease by sniffing the patient?

How could a psychiatrist diagnose a person with mental disease by sniffing the patient?

"smell" can be Dx!: I can smell tobacco on a smoker the minute they walk in the door! . ..And alcohol! bingo! You've got the diagnosis of a chemical addiction... Which is a mental illness! Sometimes it's a medical condition presenting as a mental illness, such as a mood disorder... Like when a diabetic, has a fruity odor, from ketoacidosis, but doesn't realize what's wrong. Smell is an important observation for any dr. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my friend from sniffing dendrite (a glue consisting toluene and other intoxicants)?

How can I prevent my friend from sniffing dendrite (a glue consisting toluene and other intoxicants)?

You can't: The best you can do is be a friend. Nagging a person to give up something they probably already know isn't wise doesn't help and gets resented. Offer that person something better to do. There is nothing good about sniffing glue, but most people don't die of it and probably don't even get seriously damaged. Don't endanger the friendship -- you may be this person's one true friend after all. ...Read more

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While sniffing some times tissue like things or blood mixed jeellys comes in my left side nose? Is that serious? What type of disease is this?

While sniffing some times tissue like things or blood mixed jeellys comes in my left side nose? Is that serious? What type of disease is this?

Could be many things: There are many possibilities to the symptoms you describe. The nice thing about ENT practice is that we can look inside your nose and see exactly what's going on. Please make an appointment with an ENT doctor in your area for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I make my self sneeze without sniffing pepper?

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Can I make my self sneeze without sniffing pepper?

Sneeze: Tickle your nasal opening or cut up onion. ...Read more

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My 5 year old son has started nodding his head, sniffing and making a high pitched hum noise when he does it. It is a quick jerking. Eyes blinking too?

My 5 year old son has started nodding his head, sniffing and making a high pitched hum noise when he does it. It is a quick jerking. Eyes blinking too?

See his doctor ASAP.: Please call his doctor and have him seen this week. His doctor may want to have him seen by a pediatric neurologist as well. From your description, he may have a complex tic disorder. ...Read more

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My son is 12 now and since about age 5 we struggle with this nose. Sniffing all the time all day long. I tried a whole lot of nose sprays and nothing seems to work. I removed the cat for a month from our home thinking it was the cat. Didn't help.

My son is 12 now and since about age 5 we struggle with this nose. Sniffing all the time all day long. I tried a whole lot of nose sprays and nothing seems to work. I removed the cat for a month from our home thinking it was the cat. Didn't help.

Allergic rhinitis: The history is compatible with allergic rhinitis. He should have allergy tests done, skin prick tests should suffice to try and identify what he is allergic to. In terms of treatment a long term nasal steroid and an oral antihistamine would be indicated. He should also have a clinical examination of his throats and nose ...Read more

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Is sniffing hand sanitizer bad?

Is sniffing hand sanitizer bad?

Yes: Sniffing any chemicals can cause a health issues, why take a chance?
If this is a habit you can't control, it is an addiction, and needs to be looked at... ...Read more

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Could sniffing hand sanitizer fumes be bad for you?

Could sniffing hand sanitizer fumes be bad for you?

Hand sanitizer: Yes. Depending on the sanitizer it could be very dangerous. ...Read more

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Swallow lots of mucus from back of nose sniffing why?

Swallow lots of mucus from back of nose sniffing why?

Swallow most: Nasal drainage from allergies or infections in the nasal cavity produces thick fluid. Most of this flows downhill into your throat. You can cough it out, aspirate in into your lungs (that's bad) or you can swallow into the stomach where most, not all, virus' and bacteria die. You can blow this fluid out but most gets swallowed. ...Read more

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