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What Are Some Dangers Of Inhaling Ammonia Fumes
Not much: Ammonia fumes are so obnoxious that not many people will tolerate prolonged exposure. Like chlorine bleach, ammonia can be irritating to the linings of the respiratory tract. Use your head and follow your senses: if it hurts, don't do it (or just avoid over-exposure). ...Read more
My wife accidentally inhaled fumes from ammonia and then muriatic acid about a week later? Any harm?
Probably not: However, if she is symptomatic (i.e., intractable cough), a visit to a pulmonologist is in order. There is no extra cancer risk. One all-too-common mishap is in mixing bleach and ammonia -- the gas generated is far more dangerous. Your wife is fortunate to have such a devoted husband. Good luck. ...Read more
My husband accidentally inhaled fumes from ammonia and then muriatic acid about a week later. What can happen?
Acute effects?: These are two separate chemicals and both have acute effects. If he did not have any acute illness, he should be okay. It would be prudent to see a pulmonologist to be sure that there is no latent damage. ...Read more
I accidently inhaled fumes from ammonia my nose is irritated and burning. Will this cause me harm?
If it did not: By this time you be OK. Could be dangerous, First thing you should have done is, immediately you should have gone to ER for evaluation and observation for damage. Avoid this in future. ...Read more
I inhaled ammonia fumes while spraying it to clean, this morning. My nose has been dry and runny and I have a very itchy harsh cough. Should I worry?
Chemical Reaction: Inhalation of chemicals are critical depending on the amount of exposure, the duration, and your symptoms. Considering you have a cough a further evaluation at an urgent care or emergency room would be judicious. This way they can check your vitals and examine your lungs. Some chemical inhalation can result in a severe lung reaction which may worsen. Please get checked out as soon as possible. ...Read more
I accidentally inhaled fumes from a mixture of ammonia and clorox. Now I have excessing sneezing, runny nose, and sense of smell seems distorted. Help?
Bad breath: Caused from poor dental health, and may be a sign of other health problems. Also the type of food you eat or other factors like smoking can effect your breath. Rec.: see your dentist to determine the cause of the problem and proper treatment. ...Read more
Did she just get a: Wiff or a big exposure? Is she 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. She should breath fresh air. The area should be ventilated. If > ...Read more
Tell her to get: Fresh air. Ventilate the area. Did she get a high concentration? Is she feeling 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. If she has > ...Read more
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
I inhaled bleach and ammonia and I keep throwing up and feeling sick I was cleaning apartment and inhaled bleach and ammonia. Now I feel sick and won;t stop throwing up. What can I do and got a cough that hurt that won't stop
Mixing bleach and ammonia can create choramine vapor which is toxic. If you cleaned your own apartment and are still in it, you and who ever else lives in the apartment should exit it immediately and get to fresh air. Do not re-enter the area where the gases were mixed. If you cleaned someone else's apartment, you need to contact the police so that they can ensure they have not been impacted by toxic fumes. It is likely that you inhaled poisonous vapors.
Recommend that you call 911 for emergency assistance. Follow their advice. You need to be medically evaluated emergently.
Call poison control at 1-800-222-1222 after you have been medically cleared. They can provide you on instructions on how to work with the area contaminated by toxic gas. ...Read more
Used a 10% janitor ammonia base down shower drain. I think I breathed/inhaled some in. Throat feels uncomfortable slight burn. Should I be concerned?
Yes in theory: But you get a different smell....around the patient. ...Read more
Poor oral hygiene: Is #1 cause for a bad breath. Breath that smells like ammonia or urine or has a fish smell can be a sign of chronic renal failure or helicobacter pylori gastritis. I don't think it is the case. See your PCP for evaluation and labs or your dentist for a professional cleaning and prophylaxis. ...Read more
Ammonia like smell when taking deep breath, and lightheadedness (without spinning) it happens when im not moving. Blood pressure normal. What is it?
Please repost: Did you check your own BP or was it checked in a doctor's office? If the latter, please repost & add the doctor's take on your problem; or if you didn't ask about it, why not. If you just checked BP yourself, forget about it. BP is irrelevant here. Do you really mean ammonia or could it be more fruity or like acetone? If so, get your blood sugar checked. Diabetes can present with ketosis. ...Read more
I have bad breath odor that smells like ammonia and/or feces. I was tested negative for halitosis, negative for sinus or tonsil problems and GI tested?
In the last 3 days ive had blood with BM's, cramps in my abdomen, no noticable hemmoroids, shortness of breath, BP slightly up HR down, ammonia smell?
Blood in stool: Indicates a need to see a doctor ASAP. He/she will help you figure out the reason for the blood which can be very serious or less so. In any case, please see doc right away. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What should I do if I mixed amonia and bleach during cleaning now I feel really sick hard to breath and eyes r watery and I used it over an hour ago?
Unlikely: I short exposure should present no problems. ...Read more
I have an antifreeze leak. I can smell the fumes when I drive. I know ingestion is bad, but is inhalation of fumes dangerous to my body? If so, how?
Are the fumes from dishsoap dangerous? My kid spilled some on the burner and I inhaled a big amount. My lungs are feeling wheezy now and got headach
Not good: If you're having trouble breathing go to ER or see your PCP. ...Read more
I accidentally preheated the oven with about 8 nonstick pans to 450. I inhaled the fumes for a couple mins, taking them out, how dangerous is this?
It's not: This is a common household exposure and you should be fine. ...Read more
Wondering if it's dangerous to be in an enclosed room using nail varnish for hours breathing in the fumes?
Fumes are bad:
Yes it is dangerous to inhale nail varnish in an enclosed room. These fumes can cause damage to nasal and bronchial cilia.
Good ventilation is always best when there are fumes/vapors or strong odors. ...Read more
Absolutely: Ammonia can be very irritating to the lungs. ...Read more
What could cause a strong smell of fumes on my knickers? I'm quite embarrassed its strong like real fumes almost like ammonia
Possible infection: The symptoms suggest an infection. You will need to see a health care provider for evaluation. ...Read more
Are products like chlorox bleach; clr; or ammonia for cleaning, dangerous cancer causing chemicals?
No: The substances that actually put a person at seriously increased risk for cancer are those that damage dna itself, which these simple molecules do not do efficiently. At worst, they might speed the development of a cancer initiated by smoking. But it is important for your general health that you use these chemicals only in a well-ventilated area. ...Read more
What to do if I did a lot of welding with lead paint, inhaled lot's of fumes, its in my bones now what?
Test for lead, X-ray: For peace of mind and a definitive diagnosis, ask you doctor to order blood test for lead and routine chest X-ray. You are young. Your health goals should include no further exposure to dangerous substances. Monitor your health carefully for any and all changes in mental and physical status. Create a plan to control or offset any health changes. ...Read more
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