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Paint Fumes Pregnancy
Can I be around paint fumes during my pregnancy? We're repainting our house so can I help my husband?
Latex paint, Yes: Latex paint is water based and soap washable and generally does not produce "fumes" that can harm a pregnancy after the first trimester. I would not expose the pregnancy to oil based paint fumes during any trimester of the pregnancy. I would wear a mask if helping paint with your husband as a further precaution and again not during the first trimester of pregnancy. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
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
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
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
Not likely, but: If you're talking about you painted a room and you can still smell it, then no. However, if your child has asthma or recently had a bad respiratory infection with something like RSV, then they may be a bit hypersensitive to the odor and this could trigger off some breathing problems, especially in a closed off area. Then you may want to consider alternate ventilation to get rid of odor. ...Read more
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
Could dementia be triggered or accelerated by exposure to spray paint fumes or does that sound crazy? Thanks!
Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments
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
Walked past a shop getting renovated and accidentally inhaled paint fumes for about 5 seconds and got a slight headache? Is this enough for brain dmg?
I smelled strong paint fumes in my home from another apartment now I've had a bad headache been very weak and dizzy and nauseated?
Yes, it could be: From the paint fumes. Air out your home as much as possible. ...Read more
Hi there I've been painting my house we had to use an oil based sealant on our walls first can breathing in paint fumes effect bc pill absorbancy?
Inhaled lots of spray paint fumes and particles for about 20 minutes and currently feel a bit light headed and slightly "buzzy" or weak.?
Get fresh air: Get out of that environment. If your symptoms do not clear up in a short period of time, have someone take you to the er. ...Read more
Does breathing in paint fumes affect muscle mass? I've been lifting weights very seriously and was worried if it's going to affect my recovery.
No: Breathing in paint fumes does not affect muscle mass ...Read more
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
I was recently exposed to paint fumes at work for several hours and I noticed I got a cold sore on my lip. I have never had a cold sore.
Classic sores: It may or may not be a cold sore - if I understand it right a cold sore is really a viral manifestation not a paint fume effect. The solvents in paint can be toxic and can cause burns - maybe which look like a cold sore - that's why ventillation and respirators are important. Other symptoms may include headache, agitation, nausea, trouble breathing - if in doubt see a doctor to assess. ...Read more
Chest pain after inhaling paint fumes. I used spray paint just this morning and after minutes of inhaling I had chest pain or tightness on leftchest?
Chest pains: It should go away as long as you stop painting for the day. If it doesn't see a doctor ASAP ...Read more
Many painting products are toxic and can potentially cause harm. Painting in a home is likely better left to other non-pregnant people. If you must, use of a mask during painting is suggested. Be sure the room is well ventilated during and after painting, and if possible use low-fume and rapid drying materials.
Also, be sure to avoid direct skin contact with the paint as much as possible. ...Read more
Tx during pregnancy: Pregnancy is not a contraindication to dental treatment, especially if it is an emergency. Be sure to tell your dentist you are pregnant. There are precautions they should take in order to treat you safely. Also the middle trimester of a pregnancy is the safest time to do treatment. ...Read more