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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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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.
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Can you get lung disease by chemicals from work like inhaling paint spray fumes?

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Can you get lung disease by chemicals from work like inhaling paint spray fumes?

Yes you can: Chemicals from work can cause occupational asthma. Paint spray fumes can causes airways irritation, chemical bronchitis, and asthma. Need to have further evaluation. ...Read more

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I was spray painting and I inhaled the fumes(accident). I have black(color of spray paint) snot and ear wax. Major headaches and dizziness. ?

I was spray painting and I inhaled the fumes(accident). I have black(color of spray paint) snot and ear wax. Major headaches and dizziness. ?

Please let your: parents know. This type of activity should only be done in a well ventilated space. Please ensure you are in fresh air now. To have paint in your ears with your symptoms - it suggests that you may have taken in a fair amount. I am not an expert on this specific issue but if you were my child - I would seek medical assessment for your on-going symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Was in room with spray paint for 10-15min. Nose hairs are white now after inhaling. Should I be concerned with brain/breathing problems?

Was in room with spray paint for 10-15min. Nose hairs are white now after inhaling. Should I be concerned with brain/breathing problems?

Mgt: I would recommend a nasal and eye saline rinse. If you develop respiratory symptoms, please check with your PCP. Please keep the room painted open to fresh air. ...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 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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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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Im a hypochondriac and i spray painted for 20 min and breathed in some fumes. Now i have shortness of breath. is it from spray paint or anxiety?

Im a hypochondriac and i spray painted for 20 min and breathed in some fumes. Now i have shortness of breath. is it from spray paint or anxiety?

Nerves: It's almost surely nerves because 20 minutes is very brief unless you were spray painting chlorine gas :(

Alternatively, the fumes could have caused bronchospasm/asthma. If you're wheezing, you should seek attention since there are excellent immediate treatments available. I'm sure you did no lasting harm with such a brief exposure. ...Read more

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Can accidentally breathing in spray paint fumes toluene, cause ammonia or chemical bad breath like ammonia?

Can accidentally breathing in spray paint fumes toluene, cause ammonia or chemical bad breath like ammonia?

No: I'd serious examine your oral hygiene and whether you have a subtle sinus infection or a tonsillolith. ...Read more

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I spray painted for 20 minutes and took in some fumes. can this damage my lungs this quickly. i feel shortness of breath, but i have tons of anxiety.

I spray painted for 20 minutes and took in some fumes. can this damage my lungs this quickly. i feel shortness of breath, but i have tons of anxiety.

Test yourself: Count the number of breaths per minute. If you do not have lung problems at other times, should be less than 20. Try mild exercise you could normally do (stairs, walking a block or two). If these are harder than normal, seek help. Shortness of breath may not be from fumes ...Read more

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What happens if you inhale bug spray?

What happens if you inhale bug spray?

Depends: All inhalation injuries are does-dependent. Most bug sprays are aromatic hydrocarbons and a few breaths won't harm you. Prolonged exposure could be dangerous. ...Read more

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So i was spraying my room with raid and inhale some and noe my thoart feel tight, what do i do? and is anythinng bad going to happen?

So i was spraying my room with raid and inhale some and noe my thoart feel tight, what do i do? and is anythinng bad going to happen?

Not much: Unless you are truly allergic to any of the specific ingredients and don't have serious lung disease -eg COPD, TB etc, there is not likely to be any damage if the exposure was minimal and brief. That said, there certainly may be local irritation to the troat, trachea, bronchi and lung tissue. All else being equal, may get scratchy throat, dry cough. Would not expect long term issues ...Read more

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Had lysol sprayed in face and inhaled alot. Will i be ok?

Had lysol sprayed in face and inhaled alot. Will i be ok?

Make a call: I got this from a website: when using lysol spray, be sure there is plenty of ventilation. Do not spray near your face and risk inhaling the fumes. Use on fabrics such as rayon, acrylic plastics and wood will cause damage. If you did not inhale, you may be ok, but i would call a local poison control at a hospital, etc and ask just to be sure. ...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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Could you die from inhaling too much bug spray?

Could you die from inhaling too much bug spray?

That depends.: Household insect sprays usually contain pyrethrins which aren't very dangerous. Industrial insecticides may contain organophosphates and other poisons - these could be lethal. ...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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What spray or inhaler should I use for bronchial asthma?

What spray or inhaler should I use for bronchial asthma?

Not an easy answer: For immediate relief of coughing, wheezing, or shortness of breath use albuterol or a similar bronchodilator. For control of underlying airway inflammation and if you require albuterol more than twice weekly use an inhaled corticosteroid or a combination of inhaled corticosteroid and long-acting bronchodilator. Best advice: discuss with your primary care physician, a pulmonologist or an allergist. ...Read more

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My child has a bronchial asthma. What spray or inhaler can you recommend?

My child has a bronchial asthma. What spray or inhaler can you recommend?

Meds for asthma: There are 2 basic types of medications for asthma, and any patient who has frequent symptoms needs both types. Rescue inhalers are bronchodilators like albuterol, that relax the smoothe muscles and promote the movement of secretions. Even more important are controller medications like montelukast and inhaled steroids, because these medications decrease the inflammation at the heart of the attacks. ...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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What to do if I did a lot of welding with lead paint, inhaled lot's of fumes,its in my bones now what?

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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I may have inhaled a lot of raid mosquito spray and now I have a dry cough that won't go away with cough syrup. What medications do I need?

I may have inhaled a lot of raid mosquito spray and now I have a dry cough that won't go away with cough syrup. What medications do I need?

Raid is the problem: The raid spray is irriating your mucous membrane from inhalation, and if gargling with saline rinses don't help, you can call the poison control center (for your state), and they will give you antidotes. Don't believe that cough syrup will work, as it's primarily sugar with some expectorant. Don't delay, so you can start feeling better. ...Read more

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What effects can paint inhalation have on your health? Painted in poorly ventilated room and started feeling lightheaded the more I worked. Fans were on doors were closed. At work

What effects can paint inhalation have on your health? Painted in poorly ventilated room and started feeling lightheaded the more I worked. Fans were on doors were closed. At work

No lasting effect: Fumes can cause your symptoms but should resolve within 1-2hrs with exposure to fresh air and avoiding further exposure to fumes. If symptoms persist more than 2-3 hours after exposure (and you are not being re-exposed) then best to be evaluated. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more