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Carbon monoxide inhalation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Lung and Chest disorders
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi doctor.
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   i left my car running in my garage last night for approx. 5 hours
Doctor :   ok
User :   and my mom woke me up
Doctor :   ok
User :   and he opened all the windows
User :   and i know we inhaled some carbon monoxide
User :   what should we do?
User :   what is going to happen to us?
Doctor :   hmmm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i will help you
Doctor :   i need more details
User :   okay as of right now, i have some chest pains
Doctor :   for how long did you get exposed
User :   i know the car was left running for about 5 hours
Doctor :   to the smoke from the car?
User :   we werent in the garage
User :   we were in the second story of my house
Doctor :   ok
User :   is this serious? and are there permanent damage?
Doctor :   if you havent got exposed to
Doctor :   a long period
Doctor :   there is nothing to worry about
User :   do u think 5 hours is okay?
Doctor :   if you had left the car running and stayed
Doctor :   in the second storey
Doctor :   of the house then there is absolutely
Doctor :   nothing to worry about
Doctor :   since the gas will be greatly diluted
Doctor :   before yo inhale it

Doctor :   did you get it?
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