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Can I be around paint fumes during my pregnancy? We're repainting our house so can I help my husband?

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

Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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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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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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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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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

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Can you tell me, are spray paint fumes from another room harmful for small children?

Can you tell me, are spray paint fumes from another room harmful for small children?

Yes: Try not to expose child to fumes. If that's not possible, make sure room's well ventilated. ...Read more

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Will lingering paint fumes hurt my 9-month-old?

Will lingering paint fumes hurt my 9-month-old?

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

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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 cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Can paint fumes cause permanent damage five minutes Exposure? I believe it was latex paint not sure tho in was indoors at apartments

Doubtful: NO. Latex paint would not be toxic unless allergic to its' components and 5 minutes is still a very brief exposure. ...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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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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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.

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

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Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Will a pregnant woman or her baby get sick if she does painting during pregnancy?

Maybe!: 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

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I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

I am in 20 weeks pregnancy, is it safe to extract a tooth since it is painting too much?

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

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What will cig fumes do to my pregnancy?

What will cig fumes do to my pregnancy?

Not good for you: Living with a smoker will shorten your life by two years and secondhand smoke can also affect your child's development. ...Read more

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Are weed wacker fumes harmful during pregnancy?

Are weed wacker fumes harmful during pregnancy?

If used in: Well ventilated, outside environment they should cause no harm to mother or baby ...Read more

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Is it ok to hold your breath to avoid toxic fumes during pregnancy?

Is it ok to hold your breath to avoid toxic fumes during pregnancy?

Toxic fumes: It is not ok to hold your breath without supervision by a qualified professional. I.E a doctor. Toxic fumes should be avoided at all times and particularly during pregnancy. ...Read more