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Describe the features of carbon monoxide poisoning.?
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Allison Greco
General Practice
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In brief: Many
Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause headaches, blurry vision, fatigue and lightheadedness, and progress to alteration of conciousness rather quickly.
You should have a carbon monoxide detector (with charged batteries!) in your house to determine if there are unsafe levels in your home. Please go to the er immediately if you suspect poisoning; they will check your blood and get treatment started.

In brief: Many
Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause headaches, blurry vision, fatigue and lightheadedness, and progress to alteration of conciousness rather quickly.
You should have a carbon monoxide detector (with charged batteries!) in your house to determine if there are unsafe levels in your home. Please go to the er immediately if you suspect poisoning; they will check your blood and get treatment started.
Allison Greco
Allison Greco
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Loss of consciousnes
Carbon monoxide fits into the oxygen carrying molecule (hemoglobin) better than oxygen, and it wont come out.
So your tissues become oxygen deprived and you will lose consciousness and die if untreated. This is the 'red death' as your blood stays bright red. Never burn or cook in closed spaces or in a garage. There is treatment in ers but do this fast.

In brief: Loss of consciousnes
Carbon monoxide fits into the oxygen carrying molecule (hemoglobin) better than oxygen, and it wont come out.
So your tissues become oxygen deprived and you will lose consciousness and die if untreated. This is the 'red death' as your blood stays bright red. Never burn or cook in closed spaces or in a garage. There is treatment in ers but do this fast.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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