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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

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Could I have carbon monoxide poisoning if I don't get furnace checked yearly?

Could I have carbon monoxide poisoning if I don't get furnace checked yearly?

CO poisoning: If the furnace malfunctions it is possible that it may emit more carbon monoxide than usuall and lead toxicity. Consider having a carbon monoxide detector in the house (install one on each floor of your house). ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more


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How can I be sure that i don t have brain damage from carbon monoxide poisoning?

How can I be sure that i don t have brain damage from carbon monoxide poisoning?

Consult your doctor: I would recommend discussing this with your doctor or a neurologist. Carbon monoxide poisoning may cause damage to specific areas in the brain and may be diagnosed with a head ct or preferably a brain mri. A radiologic study, however, does not replace appropriate medical consultation and evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I be sure that i don t have brain damage from carbon monoxide poisoning ?

Symptoms: Unclear what occurred but if sufficient exposure, chronically, you would at least have headaches. Acute severe exposure might cause memory loss, incoordination, imbalance, and/or tremors like parkinson's. If you lack the above, do not worry, as you have escaped unscathed. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of heavy carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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I need to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning for kids?

Variable: Low level exposure often causes chronic headaches. As the level increases, dizziness, nausea & weakness are noted. This can progress to fainting, coma, seizures and breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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Is it likely for somebody to give another person carbon monoxide poisoning?

No: Carbon monoxide poisoning is an environmental toxin. You can only be poisoned by breathing it in an environment contaminated by carbon monoxide. ...Read more

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Can you die from moderate Carbon monoxide poisoning if it's left un treated?

Unlikely: But chronic carbon monoxide exposure needs urgent correction and reversal due to risk of injury to cognitive brain function, and potential of Parkinson's disease-like problems. ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I should get checked for carbon monoxide poisoning?

Symptoms: Usually people have symptoms such as headache, tingling in the hands, or other feelings that alert someone that something is wrong. ...Read more

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Could i still die from carbon monoxide poisoning with new cars that have the catalytic converters?

Could i still die from carbon monoxide poisoning with new cars that have the catalytic converters?

Yes: If there I leak in your exhaust system with carbon monoxide leaking into your car interior and you are driving with closed windows for a long time you may experience carbon monoxide poisoning. ...Read more

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Can oxygen help in treating carbon monoxide poisoning?

Can oxygen help in treating carbon monoxide poisoning?

Yes: Carbon monoxide (co) stays tightly bound to hemoglobin, forming carboxyhemoglobin. Co comes off the hemoglobin gradually as the hours go by. Studies show carboxyhemoglobin's half-life to be about 4 hours (3-5 hr) in regular air, but about 1 hour (30-90 minutes) when breathing 100% oxygen for treatment of co poisoning. Increased oxygen makes the co come off the hemoglobin and leave the body sooner. ...Read more

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Definition)

Carbon monoxide poisoning is a condition in which a person has breathed in too much carbon monoxide, an odorless gas that comes from burning fossil fuels such as wood, ...Read more