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What are the real symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

What are the real symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Anoxia: Carbon monoxide if inhaled, fits into the oxygen carrying site on hemoglobin even better than oxygen. This means your body will be deprived of this critical element. It is as if a tourniquet were applied around your neck. You will appear bright red but since the redness is from the wrong chemical, your cells will die due to oxygen lack. This is an extreme emergency. ...Read more

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Dr. Wm. Marcus Spurlock
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Poisoning (Definition)

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What are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning from a heater?

What are symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning from a heater?

Follow link: Here are all symptoms and the description http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/carbon_monoxide_poisoning/page3_em.Htm. ...Read more

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What are symptoms from carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. Mild cases may be asymptomatic. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of mild carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. Mild cases may be asymptomatic. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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What are the usual symptoms of heavy carbon monoxide poisoning?

Chemical anemia: Carbon monoxide replaces oxygen in red cells and causes chemical anemia. It may start as weakness, dizziness, shortness of breath, cherry red coloration of skin, loss of consciousness and in severe cases, death. Chronic poisoning may cause parkinson disease. ...Read more

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I need to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning for kids?

Variable: Low level exposure often causes chronic headaches. As the level increases, dizziness, nausea & weakness are noted. This can progress to fainting, coma, seizures and breathing difficulty. ...Read more

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How long do the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning take to go away?

How long do the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning take to go away?

Depends on severity: Mild or moderate symptoms can last from less than an hour to many hours, depending on the severity of the carbon monoxide (co) poisoning, the type of treatment, the victim's other health issues, etc... Studies show the half-life of carboxyhemoglobin (co bound to hemoglobin) to be about 4 hours (3-5 hr) when breathing regular air, and about 1 hour (30-90 minutes) when breathing 100% oxygen. ...Read more

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Before you die do you have any signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Yes: Low level carbon monoxide exposure can cause headaches and nausea, higher levels can result in cherry red coloring of fingertips and nail beds. Later, confusion and disorientation. ...Read more

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Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms how long do they last?

Carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms how long do they last?

Depends: The duration of symptoms depends on the concentration of carbon monoxide in the blood stream, the duration of exposure and how quickly you are removed from the carbon monoxide environment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have carbon monoxide poisoning when others in the household have no symptoms?

Is it possible to have carbon monoxide poisoning when others in the household have no symptoms?

CO poisoning: It is possible if the source of carbon monoxide is limited to one room. ...Read more

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I had carbon monoxide poisoning and I am wondering if i still have it and should I go to a doctor, i still have a lot of the same symptoms i had?

Get carbon monoxide : It normally clears with therapy in 4 hours and you should have no symptoms unless you r getting exposed at home get your exhaust system checked. ...Read more

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I am an asthmatic that has previously had carbon monoxide poisoning. Now am having smiliar symptoms in a house with heat pump. Are they related?

Carbon monoxide: Co poisoning typically is the result of combustion of a carbon source. Heat pumps due no run by combustion. However, having a co alarm in your home is a good idea and it may alert you to a fire before the smoke detector does. ...Read more

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Carbon monoxide poisoning. Help?

Symptoms are dose : Related, so the outcome varies. Low chronic levels can cause headaches, cherry red fingertips, and perhaps irritability. Higher amounts can lead to death, and intermediate amounts may eventuate in parkinson's, dementias, incoordination, and chronic disability. You can get levels measured in your car, garage, or home, as some heating systems provide risk. Do not delay if you suspect a problem. ...Read more

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What to do if carbon monoxide poisoning?

CO poisoning: Remove person from the source of exposure, give oxygen, treat other symptoms according to severity. For example seizures, acidosis, heart abnormalities, low blood pressure, all done in hospital. ...Read more

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How can carbon monoxide poisoning happen?

Exposure: Since carbon monoxide binds stronger to the hemoglobin molecule than oxygen, the presence of any level of carbon monoxide in your environment will eventually poison you if you do not remove it (or yourself). Combustion like burning gasoline, or other fuels can create it and if this is in a poorly ventilated area, it will linger and rise to toxic levels. ...Read more

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How do you treat carbon monoxide poisoning?

How do you treat carbon monoxide poisoning?

Oxygen and removal: Carbon monoxide causes its toxic effects by displacing oxygen in the blood. It is treated by removing the person from the carbon monoxide source and giving supplemental oxygen. There is some evidence suggesting that hyperbaric (high-pressure) oxygen speeds the recovery process. ...Read more

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What are causes of carbon monoxide poisoning?

Exposure to gases: From incomplete combustion. Burning of carbon almost always produces some carbon monoxide in addition to carbon dioxide. Human exposure results form tobacco smoking, automobile exhaust, including any machine using gasoline or diesel. Malfunctioning furnaces and indoor kerosene/coal/wood heaters are a common cause of lethal carbon monoxide poisoning. ...Read more

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Please help! I have carbon monoxide poisoning?

Call 911 or have : someone take you to a hospital ER ASAP for treatment. ...Read more

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Do you think I have carbon monoxide poisoning?

Cannot tell: Without knowing your symptoms or findings, it is impossible to tell. Acute carbon monoxide poisoning usually gives headaches, nausea, malaise and fatigue. Late findings, including cardiac and brain problems -- but this is usually with low chronic exposure. ...Read more

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What happens during carbon monoxide poisoning?

What happens during carbon monoxide poisoning?

"Fake" oygen: Hemoglobin is a molecule that allows blood to efficiently transport oxygen. Carbon monoxide causes its toxic affects by binding to hemoglobin and not letting go, preventing oxygen transport and causing suffocation despite adequate environmental oxygen supply. ...Read more

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (Definition)

A condition in which a person has breathed in too much carbon monoxide, an odorless gas that comes from burning fossil fuels such as wood, ...Read more