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Doctor insights on: Lung Pain From Breathing Paint Fumes

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Can accidentally breathing in spray paint fumes toluene, cause ammonia or chemical bad breath like ammonia?

Can accidentally breathing in spray paint fumes toluene, cause ammonia or chemical bad breath like ammonia?

No: I'd serious examine your oral hygiene and whether you have a subtle sinus infection or a tonsillolith. ...Read more

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My breast is sore im having chest paint heavy breathing at time what does it mean?

My breast is sore im having chest paint heavy breathing at time what does it mean?

If you are having: Labored breathing please seek medical evaluation. Suspect that the pain is not the actual breast if it corresponds with breathing issues. It could be musculoskeletal or related to your respiratory system (or even cardiac). For chest pain with breathing difficulties please seek medical evaluation now. ...Read more

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I breathed in toilet bowl fumes while cleaning my tub. I'm breathing shallow, I cough when l take a normal breath and my lungs hurt. What should I do?

I breathed in toilet bowl fumes while cleaning my tub. I'm breathing shallow, I cough when l take a normal breath and my lungs hurt. What should I do?

Chemical asthma: Would go to ER where you can get treatment now. Chemicals especially if used in tight small spaces with limited ventilation can cause a chemical asthma and you may need treatment nebulized medications and steroids. Cough can be an asthma equivalent. So would go to the ER now, breathing is important.

Cleaning, even household, with chemicals should be done with a mask and with good ventilation ...Read more

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Accidently inhaled battery fumes been a few days still coughing how long till its out of my lungs. Went to doc said I was breathing was good.?

Accidently inhaled battery fumes been a few days still coughing how long till its out of my lungs. Went to doc said I was breathing was good.?

Inflammatory...: Sometimes exposure to fumes and other irritants can cause an inflammatory reaction in your lungs and may take days or couple of weeks to resolve depending on what you were exposed to, how long and the amount. If you were examine and found with no major lung issues otherwise it is just a matter of being patient and wait until it is resolved. If breathing gets worse go back for exam with your doctor ...Read more

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Can you get lung disease by chemicals from work like inhaling paint spray fumes?

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Can you get lung disease by chemicals from work like inhaling paint spray fumes?

Yes you can: Chemicals from work can cause occupational asthma. Paint spray fumes can causes airways irritation, chemical bronchitis, and asthma. Need to have further evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

I am 5 weeks pregnant, and I am painting the inside of my home. Could my breathing fumes hurt the baby?

Not likely: Keep the room well ventilated and you should be fine. On the other hand, if you do not want paint the room yourself, tell your husband that the doctor said you should not paint! ...Read more

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While you're at work is it okay to have someone spray paint a machine next to you when you're breathing in the fumes?

While you're at work is it okay to have someone spray paint a machine next to you when you're breathing in the fumes?

Not a good idea: Spray painting should be done in an area with adequate vwntilation so you don't have to be exposed to a lot of fumes. ...Read more

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Painted a wall on house had door open for ventilation closed door about two hours later paint pretty much dry but smell still in house all afternoon everything closed bad? Breathing in fumes? Harmful?

Painted a wall on house had door open for ventilation closed door about two hours later paint pretty much dry but smell still in house all afternoon everything closed bad? Breathing in fumes? Harmful?

Try to avoid it: Paint fumes containing oils are worst than water soluble latex, but fumes can damage liver. If yiu are not the painter, the risk is limited. The painter who get exposed daily, monad then get spills on their skin absorb more of the toxins and develop problems later in life ...Read more

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Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

Are paint fumes dangerous to kids?

To everyone: Paint fumes, in concentrated enough and lengthy enough form can harm the body - particularly the liver and sometimes the lung. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?

I have an allergy to paint fumes I have had a headache for a week now how can I get rid of this headache?

Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: Reducing further exposure paint fumes will help to relieve the headache. Hopefully you are not a professional painter. Usual measures to relieve headache and exposure to fresh air will help to get a relief. The chemical particles binds to your receptors in the nose and triggers headache. It is not necessarily due to allergies; it could be a irritant reaction; the best way is to reduce exposure. ...Read more

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Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!

Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!

COMMENTS: Solvent fume inhalation at sufficient level could cause white matter damage in the brain (e.g., glue sniffing). If there is pre-existing Alzheimer's, toxic fumes could well be additive and make things worse. ...Read more

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Can paint fumes trigger hives?

Can paint fumes trigger hives?

Hives: Very unlikely from paint fumes, but can be related to latex if you are the one painting and touching paint. ...Read more

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What to do if baby inhales oil based paint fumes?

Fumes: The amount of exposure is very important - if you think was severe the. Go to er now. If was awhile ago and want much and was ventilated and baby and everyone else exposed is fine then there isn't anything can be done and probably going to be ok anyway. ...Read more

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What can cause breathing problem with heavy chest? Ecg report is clean, patient worked in a plant with chemical fumes.

What can cause breathing problem with heavy chest? Ecg report is clean, patient worked in a plant with chemical fumes.

Airway inflammation: It could be that airways are swollen from fume exposure or a bronchospasm from any exposure.
Get your lung function check by a specialist. ...Read more

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My wife inhaled a lot of paint fumes from spray paint yesterday and is still having shortness of breathe and now her head is swimmy from time to time?

My wife inhaled a lot of paint fumes from spray paint yesterday and is still having shortness of breathe and now her head is swimmy from time to time?

Paint fumes: Inhalation of paint fumes can cause an asthmatic reaction or a chemical irritation/inflammation of the bronchial tubes or, in extreme cases, a chemical pneumonitis. If symptoms aren't resolving after removing oneself from that exposure, it's advisable to have a physician examine the lungs for injury. ...Read more

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I was spray painting the last few days without a mask. I took in a lot of fumes. My right side of chest is sharp and I feel fuzzy. Hard to breath deep?

I was spray painting the last few days without a mask. I took in a lot of fumes. My right side of chest is sharp and I feel fuzzy. Hard to breath deep?

Pneumonitis: Please consult your doctor immediately and get a thorough evaluation. Stay away from any substance which will further irritate the lungs. ...Read more

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Can you die from spray paint fumes exposure for 20 to 30 min?

Can you die from spray paint fumes exposure for 20 to 30 min?

Spray paint death: Hello ~ no probably not but you will feel nauseous and have a headache and difficulty breathing. You need a proper OSHA recommended respirator when you spray paint, and its recommended because failure to use one has serious long and short term effects. Use a RESPIRATOR! Thanks ...Read more

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Can a child age 6 get sick (vomiting) from paint fumes? What can be done about it?

Can a child age 6 get sick (vomiting) from paint fumes? What can be done about it?

Yes: I know this may sound silly, but avoid the paint fumes if this is the cause. Paint fumes are poisonous and if your child is highly sensitive to paint fumes then get your child out of the way of them. ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby has a cough, would day old paint fumes have caused this?

What can I do if my baby has a cough, would day old paint fumes have caused this?

Possible..: Environmental irritants can indeed cause a cough. Baby airways are very sensitive, so things that don't bother you can still bother them. If possible, air out the house today, make sure there is adequate humidity in baby's environment, and if not improving over the next couple of days or new associated symptoms like fever, then see your doc. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more