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Inhaled chemical, noticed a raspiness to breathing, gaging. Chest pain, wheezing. What do i do?

I inhaled a chemical while cleaning , I noticed a raspiness to my breathing and then began to gag. I soon realized what I was doing and stopped and got the ventilation going. Maybe a couple days afterward, I had chest pains in the center of my chest and started wheezing . I also seemed to get more labored breathing when doing a physical task.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Dear patient
inhalation of chemicals can cause bronchitis or chemical pneumonitis , if inhaled in excess amount can even be life threatining due to choaking or severe hypoxia, in your case since 2 days had already passed so risk due to choaking is almost gone but the persistance of breathing difficulty , chest pain and wheezing indicates that probably you may have developed acute chemical bronchitis or chemical pneumonitis, so you should consult a doctor ,tell him about which chemical you got exposed if you know about it, then he may advise you chest X-RAY, Pulmonary function testing and will give you necessary medicines in the form of bronchodilator nebulisations ,steroids, antibiotics and other required medicines and hope fully you will be fine
wish you speedy recovery
Dr Arshad
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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