Checking oxygen saturation for person with carbon monoxide inhalation, any suggestions?

Use ABG. The problem with co monoxide poisoning is that the co binds tightly to the hemoglobin and if you use saturation, yes that ligand is occupied and will be saturated so saturation is up in the spectrophotometry method. The actual method which is the blood gas will show how much o2 is bound to the hemoglobin.

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Please explain if it is possible to use a pulse oximetry to check oxygent saturation for someone who inhaled carbon monoxide?

Not infection. Using pulse oximetry will not show a real oxygen saturation of the hemoglobin. Co binds to hemoglobin more avidly than oxygen, shifts the saturation curve to the left as what is measured is occupied hemoglobin (reduced) even if the co is the one occupying it. It is best to use the abg. Read more...

I just asked about carbon monoxide exposure, and want to know if inhaling pure oxygen or eating certain foods can rebuild my body's strength.?

Not really. Carbon monoxide irreversibly binds to hemoglobin, and essentially keeps it from doing its job for the lifespan of the red blood cell (about 100 days). You have to wait for your bone marrow to replace it. Eating plenty of fresh veggies will help, as well as multivitamins. However, this is why doctors harp on quitting smoking, since co is in smoke. Read more...
Hyperbaric oxygen. Acute carbon monoxide (co) poisening can be treated with hyperbaric oxygen, 100% oxygen at 2-3x atmospheric pressure can displace co that would otherwise be irreversably bound to the hemaglobin. This is probably enhanced by disolving much more oxygen in the bloodstream itself than normal. This would not be helpful for minor chronic exposure like smoking. Read more...

Can inhaling incense smoke cause carbon monoxide poisoning?

Yes. The burning of both traditional incense and the drug of abuse "herbal-incense"creates carbon monoxide. A significant dose of carbon monoxide in an unventilated space, especially in a susceptible individual can lead to co poisoning. Please be responsible and safe. Read more...