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What To Do When You Inhale Toxic Fumes
Yes/no: Depends on the fumes. Lungs have no pain fibers. Most things inhaled may cause chemical burns to the large airways and cuase burning sensation. Pleurisy is the cover of the lungs and have pain fibers. If they are inflammation then yes=pain. I would avoid fumes if possible and use a respirator if needed. Fumes can also cause significant lung issues acute and chronic. ...Read more
Can u hold ur breath for few seconds when preg? I didn't want to breath in toxic fumes but now worried I starved my embryo of oxygen?
There was bleach cleaning the toilet and I peed in it without flushing. I inhaled the fumes and now my eyes burn how toxic is it?
Not very: Bleach is a common cleaning agent, used millions of times around the world. The fumes can only be harmful in an enclosed space with little air circulation. Your bathroom should not collect these fumes and the little irritation you have experienced should soon disappear. You might add lubricating eye drops to help speed it up. ...Read more
You should be: OK but avoid mixing ammonia and bleach. ...Read more
Chemical Toxicity: It may make you subtly ill. It will probably not be obvious. If you are sensitive to other environmental chemicals, new carpet is not a good option for you. It can also harbor mold with mold toxins. Be aware of your environment. Trust your nose! ...Read more
Irritating chemicals: ARDS is caused mainly by extensive lung inflammation and small blood vessel injury due to sepsis (bacterial infection of the blood), trauma and/or severe pulmonary infection such as pneumonia. However, ARDS also can be linked to multiple transfusions, inhalation of salt water, smoke inhalation of toxic chemicals, aspiration of vomit (inhaling vomit into the lungs), narcotics, sedatives, overdoses. ...Read more
Carpet Toxins: Contact the environmental health center - dallas for a full evaluation of your home and its contents. They have many ways of testing for numerous environmental toxins. ...Read more
Radiator type oil-filled space heater in infant son's room was leaking. I didn't realize until a few days late. Was he exposed to toxic fumes?
I had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?
I think my husband and I may have conceived a week ago yesterday I was standing next to a barbecue grill for about an hour talking with friends now I have a pretty bad cough I don t know what kind of grill it was I m wondering if toxic fumes may have been
Biology Experiment: What was the nature of your exposure? My rememberance of this species is that it is used in biology classes to teach cell growth. I'm not familiar with any toxic inhalational exposures associated. Are you having symptoms? How long ago was the exposure? ...Read more
No: Not all carcinogens or toxins are equally dangerous when inhaled. The best resource for learning about toxins, I believe, is the poison control center. ...Read more
Is it toxic to inhale scotch tape? We have to melt it at work for over 8 hours 5 days a week, and we don't have masks. Is this okay?
Not ok. Inhaling any chemical is not healthy, especially for any length of time.
Buy yourself masks at at any pharmacy or hardware store. Find one that filters the smallest particles you can find. ...Read more
Is battery corrosion toxic? I was changing a remote and did it carelessly and inhaled some of it. Will I be ok? It also touched my skin etc.
Acidic but dilutable: The substance that comes off of batteries is acidic and harmful but it is easily diluted by adding water. What you inhaled would have caused irritation in the airways but all of the fluids would have neutralized it quickly. The area of the skin probably had more damage but even that is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I inhaled an expo dry erase marker hard as a joke, should I be worried about toxic exposure or dangerous chemicals? It said non-toxic but worried.
I was melting kiwi shoe polish, and there was some smoke, I inhaled a little wondering if it’s toxic and if I would get cancer?
Lesson to be learned: Don't do foolish things. Having said that, don't worry. ...Read more
Is scotch tape toxic if inhaled? I had a broken cigarette that I had taped together with scotch tape and I wasn't paying attention very well and accidentely smoked some of the tape as well. I was wondering if scotch tape is toxic if inhaled in this way.
No: I am far more concerned about the toxicity of your smoking, and the fact that your habit is so strong that you would tape a broken cigarette than I would be about effects of scotch tape vapor. There is no known toxicity of this in the low dose amount you would have inhaled. What you should be thinking about is smoking cessation, before that does some real harm. ...Read more
Hallo! Is neoprene giving off any toxic "dust" when you cut it, dangerous to inhale? Comparing with asbestos.
Harmless: The fine powder is not dangerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was using Topicort steroid spray on my back and inhaled a lot of it in my room on accident. Is this toxic?
No: Why were you spraying yourself? I'll bet that no matter what's going on with your skin on your back, there's something better. ...Read more
What could result if didn't know for yrs inhalation of menthylatum ointment right inside nose was toxic? Did it with colds for yrs.
Myospherulosis: Myospherulosis - a granulomatous reaction containing saclike structures with spherules; associated with lipid medications being applied to open wounds or being injected. There are solid subcutaneous or dermal nodules (definition)... It is unlikely you have any issues if you don't have any "chronic sinus" issues. So if you don't have symptoms I wouldn't be concerned - otherwise see your local ent. ...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
Exceptionally rare: This would entail a systemic (as in throughout the body) spread of a fungus through an inhalation mechanism. It could happen but again would be exceptionally rare. Expect a respiratory mold exposure to cause more so respiratory, allergic or nonspecific symptoms like headache/fatigue. ...Read more
Is this still in my blood I inhaled very toxic vapors that caused me to pass out stopped my air intake and caused skin rash and more side effects these were heavy petroleum tank type vapors that a fireman said son you just got poisoned and I see your skin
Probably Not: The further out from the initial injury you are, the more likely that you have removed all these vapors by exhalation. ...Read more
Could a strong immune system can eliminate bad breath forever due to toxic overload in the system?
See a dentist: In the majority of cases, the cause of bad breath, or halitosis, is the product of bacteria in the mouth. The proper diagnosis is the key to a successful treatment. See your dentist for Halimeter test, diagnosis and bad breath treatment that depends on its cause. Good luck. ...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
Chemical irritation: Of the lungs if you are sensitive. Irritation of the skin as well can occur in sensitive individuals. ...Read more
Bad: It depends on how much in distress or how short of breath you are -- you probably should go to a pulmonologist and get a pulmonary function test and at least a chest xray -- you may need to take steroid inhaler to control the inflammatory reaction from breathing that fumes -- some even need to be on a ventilator in ICU for awhile. ...Read more
I inhale bleach fumes and now all I can smell and like the taste of bleach am I gonna be alright?
Get help immediately: Inhaling bleach fumes not only can cause irritation to the lungs. Contact with skin and eyes can also cause irritation. Bleach consists of chlorine and lye, both of which are toxic agents. Chronic inhalation can also potentially result in injury to other organs, including the brain. Recommend going to the nearest urgent care or emergency room for immediate evaluation. It is extremely dangerous. ...Read more
Someone applied spackle to seal a hole in the ground in my bathroom if I breathe in the fumes is it toxic?
No: It just isn't. Please forgive my frankness. Do yourself a favor and stop readnig internet scare stories. People make this stuff up, based sometimes on junk-science work (anything can damage cells in a petri dish), pretending to be your friends to sell you stuff you don't need. If "spackle", which has been around since I was a kid, were dangerous, some research piranha would have proved it. ...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
Roommate washed dieselsoaked clothes couple weeks ago. Just did 2 loads (clothes &bedding) before realizing the smell. How toxic are the fumes?
No health risk: Repeated or continue expousre to diesel fumes could cause health problems after a few months or year, but a brief exposure like this won't do anything bad. Just open the windows, let the place air out, and don't worry about it. ...Read more
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
Burnt a nylon jacket on the stove. Inhaled a lot of the fumes and feel sick. Left the house and left windows open. When will it be safe to go back in?
Fumes from burning nylon probably didn't do your liver any favors, but overall it will handle it OK, if this is the only insult.
I'm sure your lungs and bronchi weren't too happy either, but likely no lasting damage.
I would stay out until you don't see smoke. You may want to set up a fan to blow out the window if it still stinks. Eat light if nauseated, it should pass. ...Read more
Gas was spilled in our garage & when the AC was turned on the fumes spread into the house. I inhaled it for 10mins before we figured out what it was & aired it out. I am 10 weeks preg. Is the baby ok?
Probably ok: It is a good question ; hard to answer. You should consult your obstetrician. ...Read more
How severe?: If you are experiencing respiratory distress and having difficulty breathing, you should seek emergent care. However, the damage caused by a single episode is usually not likely to produce long term consequences unless you are repeatedly exposed on a regular and prolonged fed basis. If you have lingering concerns, see your primary care md and get a baseline study. ...Read more
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