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Doctor insights on: What To Do When You Inhale Toxic Fumes

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What should you do when you inhale toxic fumes?

Toxic fumes: Get away from the fumes as quickly as possible. Then call 911 or get to an emergency room.

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Need doctor's help! Will inhaling toxic fumes cause pleurisy?

Need doctor's help! Will inhaling toxic fumes cause pleurisy?

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.

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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?

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?

You're ok: You should be fine. You're embryo won't be starved of oxygen unless you are too and even then it takes a while before your overall body oxygen saturation drops enough to cause harm.

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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?

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.

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What happens if you are exposed to toxic fumes from the carpet?

What happens if you are exposed to toxic fumes from the carpet?

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!

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What toxic fumes can result in ards?

What toxic fumes can result in ards?

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.

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Which toxic fumes are typically in car paint?

The can: Read the back of the paint can and look up the individual chemicals or ask the paint company directly.

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How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

How do you test your carpet to see if it emits toxic fumes?

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.

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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?

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?

Probably not: The oil is not likely to be inhaled as it typically does not go into the gaseous or vapor state. However, I would discuss with your pediatrician. If you childe should begin wheezing, I would take him to the er.

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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 had an attack of acute pancreatitis due to alcohol consumption and extended exposure to toxic fumes from this epoxy. How long not to drink?

MY OPINION ONLY: You should not drink at all forever....you should not NEED alcohol....if you do seek counsel!!! I sincerely hope this will help!!!!!!!! Dr Z

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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

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

Probably OK: While smoke form a grill could irritate your throat, it more likely you caught a virus at the gathering from contact with another party-goer. The smoke from a grill is not toxic per se and likely would have no affect on the pregnancy.

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Is it ok to hold your breath to avoid toxic fumes during pregnancy?

Is it ok to hold your breath to avoid toxic fumes during pregnancy?

Toxic fumes: It is not ok to hold your breath without supervision by a qualified professional. I.E a doctor. Toxic fumes should be avoided at all times and particularly during pregnancy.

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I think I inhaled a fungi called sordaria. Is it toxic? What should I do?

I think I inhaled a fungi called sordaria. Is it toxic? What should I do?

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?

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Is it true that carcinogens/tars are equally toxic when inhaled?

Is it true that carcinogens/tars are equally toxic when inhaled?

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.

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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?

Scotch tape: 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.

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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.

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.

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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 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.

Depends: Worry more about the pollution in the air you breathe everyday; the chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals in your water, the lead, dioxins, pesticides, and mercury in the food you eat. Don't worry so much about the marker, just don't do it again.

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Please help docs! Is PVC pipe toxic if the dusts are inhaled?

Please help docs! Is PVC pipe toxic if the dusts are inhaled?

PVC: There is a cancer risk and an asthma risk see: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1740548/ http://toxtown. Nlm. Nih. Gov/text_version/chemicals. Php? Id=84.

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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.

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.

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