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Toxic Ammonia Smelling Gas
Inhaled combo of bleach and ammonia and had a blackout and think it might be toxic coma. I said some things (bad things) and do not remember.?
Highly toxic: Mixing bleach ; ammonia results in very toxic fumes, forming chloramine ; possibly hydrazine. How did this happen? This could be fatal and cause serious lung damage. This was not an allergy but common reaction to powerful toxins. You are lucky to be alive. You can not be held responsible for what you said when intoxicated with these fumes- you were delusional with toxic encephalopathy. ...Read more
Is window cleaner with ammonia toxic? My house smells of it after I cleaned lamp with it, read on internet how ammonia can cause poisoning and death?
Stop worrying: Your body actually makes ammonia. The stink is annoying but harmless. The concentrated liquid can make you sick or damage your skin / eyes. Stop reading scare stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more
My poop has been irregular, soft and has a strong chemical/ammonia like smell. I've had heartburn, acid reflux, gas and bloat for the past 5 years?
Sorry to hear that you've been struggling with this issue. With the duration of it, I would recommend that you get a proper thorough exam from a local physician because these symptoms will take a little bit of time and effort to fully work up. Hope this helps ...Read more
Define toxic: This is essentially methane gas with the added odor of various microbe activity. It has a low potential for combustion if near open fire because it dissipates quickly. It's potential to spread germs is minimal. Some would consider it toxic to interpersonal relationships. The anal muscle is well designed to decide when you can release gas if you know how to use it effectively. ...Read more
Is it bad for health to smell farts? Is it toxic to smell and/or breath in your own farts or someone else's farts? I read that farts were toxic gas...
Bad smelling gastric gasses indicate presence of unhealthy bacteria in gut or that the food has not been digested well.
Avoid grains, lentils, milk products, gugar, peppers.
Consume eggs, flesh foods, plenty of healthy fat. Take a probiotic (Megafood Megaflora plus is a good one), vitamin D3 (5000 IU/day)
Read this short article: https://www. Kaushikmd. Com/get-started/ ...Read more
No: People with toxic megacolon are hospitalized, very sick, at risk of death, and not walking around passing stools and gas daily. ...Read more
Diagnosed with cdiff and on day 3 of vanco. Having difficulty passing gas and only have 2 BMs a day. Toxic megacolon a concern?
C diff: In addition to vancomycin are you also taking any antidiarrhea medication like Imodium? If so, this could be slowing your intestinal motility. I would be concerned if you were not having any bowel movements and if your abdomen is very distended. Nevertheless you should be examined by your physician if you're experiencing abdominal distress. ...Read more
Passing gas: since apr/13, my volume is up 200-400%. High fiber diet. Lithium toxicity undiagnosed 5 yrs. Dosage lowered to 450mg 6 mo's ago. Related?
Not from Lithium: Your increase in flatus is more likely due to your high fiber diet, rather than lithium. Lithium can cause diarrhea ; loose stools in 20% of patients. That said, high fiber is healthy for your bowels. As long as it's coming out, the gas will not harm you. You could avoid gas-forming foods like broccoli, beans, onions, fermentable fiber, lactose, etc, for a couple of weeks ; then test 1 by 1. ...Read more
SIDS cause unknown: Sids (sudden infant death syndrome or crib-death) is the name for when an infant dies in their sleep and no reason can be found. Babies in homes where someone smokes, and babies who sleep on their tummies before they are old enough to completely roll over both ways on their own, are at higher risk for dying from sids, but no exact cause has been proven. ...Read more
Urea is related: Urea is related to ammonia. Urea is the byproduct of our protein metabolism, and is disposed of in our urine. If urine is concentrated (due to not drinking enough fluids), it can have an ammonia odor. Other things can affect people's sense of smell, such as nasal changes, hormonal changes, pregnancy, etc... Warm urine should have a stronger odor than cold urine, too. ...Read more
It isn't good.: Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose & throat, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, chest pain/ burning, fluid in lungs, muscle weakness, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, pneumonia, & can be fatal. Air out the area. Get fresh air. Get emergency care if you feel ill from effects. ...Read more
Get fresh air.: Ventilate the area. Get emergency care if ill. Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose & throat, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, chest pain/ burning, fluid in lungs, muscle weakness, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, pneumonia, & can be fatal. ...Read more
Get Checked: This is a very difficult question to answer with this much information. How long have you had diabetes? I have to wonder are you type 1 or 2? How hi are your sugars? This could be anything from early diabetic ketoacidosis (can get test strips in drug store), which should be treated in your doctor's office or ER to an odor from a particular food permeating your sweat. It needs to be checked. ...Read more
Lactulose: Lactulose is a drug that will bind up the ammonia that you then excrete. The main effect of this drug is loose stools or diarrhea. The way to dose it is to increase the dose until you get to that point. To counteract some of that unpleasant effect, your doctor may prescribe xifaxin along with it. ...Read more
Yes. It's possible.: End Stage Liver failure (Cirrhosis) can present with normal liver function tests, and presents with high ammonia. Ammonia results from breakdown of proteins, this ammonia is converted to urea by the liver. Sick liver cannot convert ammonia efficiently, but if there is too much ammonia (high protein breakdown) healthy liver will take longer to convert ammonia to urea. See your doctor about it. ...Read more
Clinically she would: Have altered mentation. You may also order blood work for ammonia level and get the actual number. ...Read more
Absolutely: Ammonia can be very irritating to the lungs. ...Read more
Chemistry: Yes. Let's do 2nd opinion and figure it out. ...Read more
Mixing bleach and ammonia is extremely dangerous and not recommended as it produces toxic gasses. Don't do it.
http://chemistry. About. Com/od/toxicchemicals/a/mixing-bleach-and-ammonia. Htm. ...Read more