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carbon monoxide

By Anonymous January 14, 2012 - 7:40pm
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can carbon monoxide remain in your body after the problem is resolved? I had the symptoms, but I now have a dry cough. maintenance came to put a part on the furnance because a rep from the gas company turned it off and red tagged it. I was told to open windows. Once one gets air it leaves ones body. Is this true?

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Hi Anonymous,

Yes-- it is true that mild carbon monoxide inhalation is resolved by breathing fresh air. If anyone in your home continues with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, please make sure to take them to the ER. 

Acute Symptoms (Immediate)

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Cough
  • Hoarse voice

Chronic Symptoms

  • Rapid heart rate
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Disturbed vision
  • Loss of appetite
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Memory loss
  • Reduced sex drive


All the best,


January 15, 2012 - 9:00am
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