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What are some dangers of inhaling ammonia fumes?

Lung irritation

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Ammonia fumes are very irritating to lung tissue and could lead to pneumonitis. Avoid breathing them.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Am I in danger if I breathed some ammonia fumes in lab?

Unlikely

I short exposure should present no problems.
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Dr. Joseph Hermann answered:

What is dangerous about inhaling ammonia fumes?

Not much

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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).
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Blackout after inhaling bleach and ammonia fumes for a long period of time?

Go to ER

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Need to be checked , some times may result in pulmonary edema ( fluid in lung ) must be checked ny a physician , also possible additional preexisting problems for , blackout ' like TIA . One doctor clears you will be OK
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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

My wife accidentally inhaled fumes from ammonia and then muriatic acid about a week later? Any harm?

Probably not

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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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

My husband accidentally inhaled fumes from ammonia and then muriatic acid about a week later. What can happen?

Acute effects?

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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.
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Dr. Al Hegab answered:

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?

Pls see ur MD /ER

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sounds like u had an excessive exposure, better be seen by an MD, in ER / Urgent Care, looks like chemical irritation to the mucus membrane lining ur nasal cavity and upper airway
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Dr. John Rowlett answered:

Can breathing the fumes from cleaning ammonia hurt your lungs?

Absolutely

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ammonia can be very irritating to the lungs
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Dr. Randy S. Baker answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Steven Hebert answered:

No insurance an i have some kind of infection yellow fishy /ammonia smelling discharge minor pelvic pains?

need medical help

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You need to go your local ER and have a doctor exam you and perform tests. You likely need antibiotics.
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