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After spray painting my eyes are all red, irritated and swolen... looks like a pink eye kinda... it didn't happen until about 24 hr after the painting?

After spray painting my eyes are all red, irritated and swolen... looks like a pink eye kinda... it didn't happen until about 24 hr after the painting?

Probably a virus: The most likely cause would be a viral conjunctivitis. It is possible some of the spray paint went into your eyes but you would would have noticed this almost immediately. You might also be allergic to the paint. This would have caused both reddening of the eyes and the swelling of the eyelids. Try cool compresses to the eyes and artificial tears. If no relief see your doctor. ...Read more

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I was spray painting and about 20 minutes later my eye started to itch an burn so I rubbed it and it started stinging like a cut...I went to the ER an?

I was spray painting and about 20 minutes later my eye started to itch an burn so I rubbed it and it started stinging like a cut...I went to the ER an?

Chemical Exposure: Sounds like a chemical conjunctivitis… Pinkeye caused by being irritating chemicals in the spray paint can. Sounds like you made the right choice going to the emergency department. All the best… Dr. C ...Read more

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Should you stop using steroid nasal sprays if you get a herpes outbreak in the eyelids?

Should you stop using steroid nasal sprays if you get a herpes outbreak in the eyelids?

Good idea: There could be some cross over and steroids eliminate your defenses against viruses. If you are chronically using nasal steroids, it is best to have an evaluation by an otolaryngologist because long term use of these sprays can be problematic. ...Read more

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My granddaugther's eyelids are swollen and itchy after her mother washed her face which was painted with some toy paint. What can I do?

My granddaugther's eyelids are swollen and itchy after her mother washed her face which was painted with some toy paint. What can I do?

Allergic response!: This is likely an allergic dermatitis to the pain. Try a bit of Hydrocortisone cream 1% to the affected area. If it doesn't get better in a few days, see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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What are the effects if I had spray paint in my eyes?

What are the effects if I had spray paint in my eyes?

Not a good idea: Don't even think about it. Eyes will be irritated. I would try flushing them with cold water and go to the er for thorough eye exam. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what number of brain cells do you lose from huffing spray paint?

Can you tell me what number of brain cells do you lose from huffing spray paint?

I don't think anyone: Has counted, and I would hope that, by age 37, if this is you, you would have given up huffing by now. Tens of thousands of brain cells may be injured or die with severe alcohol intoxication, and I would imagine it would be even more with huffing toluene compounds. We have billions of brain cells, but if you huff daily, we are talking about losing tens of millions over the course of a year. ...Read more

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Can a blood test determine if I have spray paint fume or chemical in my blood stream?

Can a blood test determine if I have spray paint fume or chemical in my blood stream?

Possible: It would require a sophisticate test, beyond the capability of usual labs and the results may not be intepretable, as there are no normal ranges. ...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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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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I was kinda dumb and spraypainted with a gold paint and primer spray outside on two shirts without a mask and now im feeling dizzy will I be ok?

I was kinda dumb and spraypainted with a gold paint and primer spray outside on two shirts without a mask and now im feeling dizzy will I be ok?

Yes: You're not dumb, just young & inexperienced. Well, now you're experienced and know not to do that again! Most likely you're feeling dizzy b/c fumes/propellants. So just stop spraying & breathe in that crisp fresh Canadian air, not the smoggy stuff down here. Take it easy. Nice slow deep breaths. Rest. Drink some water. You'll start feeling better shortly. If not, have someone drive you to ER. ...Read more

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What to do if I unintentionally smelled spray paint will I die?

No: No problem. You would purposefully have to inhale a lot of it to do damage. A quick whiff is commonly experienced by many who use spray paint. ...Read more

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Could spray paint cause cancer?

Could spray paint cause cancer?

No: Spray paint could invove skin or be inhaled. In either case unless there is a lead component to the paint or a benzene derivative to under chronic conditions be present the paint by itself can not cause skin or lung cancer. ...Read more

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Could your chest hurt after spray painting?

Could your chest hurt after spray painting?

Yes: All paints have chemicals that can be hazardous. Pain in your chest after exposure could be from your lungs or your heart. Make sure you use proper respiratory protection (check the manufacturer's instructions). You should also consider getting evaluated by a doctor to make sure you don't have a heart problem. ...Read more

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What to do if I got spray paint in my vagina!?

What to do if I got spray paint in my vagina!?

Ought to be checked: Depending on what type of paint, how much paint, how it occurred, when it happened, and other factors, it could cause infection or other issues. If you have a gyn, call their service immediately. Otherwise, a visit to the local er is in order. ...Read more

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Was spray painting earlier today and I haven't had feeling in the tip of my finger ever since.

Was spray painting earlier today and I haven't had feeling in the tip of my finger ever since.

Not to worry.: You probably caused reversible damage to a nerve in your fingertip by the constant pressure of holding the spray button on the paint can. In most cases, it improves spontaneously. Avoid using that finger tip for spraying if you plan to do more spraying tomorrow. ...Read more

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Is it okay to spray paint a fiberglass orthopedic cast?

Is it okay to spray paint a fiberglass orthopedic cast?

Paint: Yes it is okay to spray paint lightky but do not get the cotton padding wet underneath and try to wrap the edges and your skin so the inside does not get full of paint. ...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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Is it safe to spray paint indoors?

Is it safe to spray paint indoors?

Yes: Wear a mask and keep the windows open. You may want to sleep in another location until the paint is dry. Do not use old paint that contains lead. All the best. ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the Er if a spray paint can explodes on me?

Do I need to go to the Er if a spray paint can explodes on me?

Yes: Yes specially if you inhale it or if any gut to your eyes.

or pressure paint gut to your skin

YES GO TO THE ER ...Read more

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I was recently spray painting in my room with my doors closed and my windows, with no fan. I did not realize it until 30 minutes later. Is that bad?!

I was recently spray painting in my room with my doors closed and my windows, with no fan. I did not realize it until 30 minutes later. Is that bad?!

Not healthy: Painting in an enclosed area without proper ventilation can be unhealthy. A person exposed to paint fumes could become ill quickly. A one time exposure to the solvents present in most paints is not likely to cause any long term harm, but I would strongly recommend against doing that again. ...Read more

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I was working with black spray paint and was not wearing a mask at first. When I left the area I started coughing and noticed black chunks in the flem?

I was working with black spray paint and was not wearing a mask at first. When I left the area I started coughing and noticed black chunks in the flem?

Well you definitely: Inhaled the product. Odds are it will eventually clear out of your. It is unlikely but not impossible that you have caused permanent damage. Not too much you can do now. Next time follow the safety warnings. They are there for a reason. ...Read more

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I airbrush with automotive spray paint. I wear a mask but lately I have had shortness of breath. Is there something I can do to breathe better?

I airbrush with automotive spray paint. I wear a mask but lately I have had shortness of breath. Is there something I can do to breathe better?

Proper Mask: The usual mask is not really a good protection for your situation description. Suggest that you get a better mask that has proper filters attached to it. ...Read more

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Can one time use of spray paint cause cancer? Inhaled fumes in basement for about 20 min, aired out the house. Worried fumes went through air ducts.

Can one time use of spray paint cause cancer? Inhaled fumes in basement for about 20 min, aired out the house. Worried fumes went through air ducts.

Do not worry: What you described would not increase your risk for cancer in any measurable way.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Me. (artist) live inmn very cold I have used spray paint bad ventilation for yrs. Now 3x optic neritous symptoms of ms do I tell dr.'s about paint?

Me. (artist) live inmn very cold I have used spray paint bad ventilation for yrs. Now 3x optic neritous symptoms of ms do I tell dr.'s about paint?

Absolutely!: Toxic optic neuropathy is a real item and it may the source of your problems. Take one of your paints with the ingredient listing. Call the poison center and ask for detailed listing and side effects. Take then with you to your ophthalmologist or even preferably to you neuro-ophthalmologist for full evaluation! ...Read more

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Does canned air have any fumes in it like spray paint does?

Does canned air have any fumes in it like spray paint does?

No: True canned air is what is used in scuba tanks, with all the moisture removed.

Any canned anything one should read the lable carefully, and use accordinly. ...Read more