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Can whip its (nitrous oxide) cause permanent nerve damage?

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Dr. John Sampson
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Nerve damage

Nitrous oxide can damage nerves by either interference with vitamin b 12 metabolism or by way of an exposure to low oxygen concentrations.
Whip its are not a healthy thing to do.

In brief: Nerve damage

Nitrous oxide can damage nerves by either interference with vitamin b 12 metabolism or by way of an exposure to low oxygen concentrations.
Whip its are not a healthy thing to do.
Dr. John Sampson
Dr. John Sampson
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Dr. Marc Bloom
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Beware of hypoxia

The big danger with nitrous oxide is that you can happily die of lack of oxygen.
If you inhale pure nitrous you get 0% oxygen. You can pass out and not breath enough oxygen and get brain injury. In safe medical use, we always mix in at least 25% oxygen.

In brief: Beware of hypoxia

The big danger with nitrous oxide is that you can happily die of lack of oxygen.
If you inhale pure nitrous you get 0% oxygen. You can pass out and not breath enough oxygen and get brain injury. In safe medical use, we always mix in at least 25% oxygen.
Dr. Marc Bloom
Dr. Marc Bloom
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