Can inhaling paint fumes increase blood pressure?
I would explain as follows:
Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!
I would explain that the symptoms of toxicity related to paint inhalation are different, based on the content of the paint and on the amount inhaled. I would mention:
- nausea and vomiting
- headache, dizziness, lightheadness
- severe pain in the throat
- severe pain or burning in the nose, eyes, ears, lips, or tongue
- blurring vision, eye burning
- low blood pressure -- develops rapidly
They can also cause cough, astha irritation, etc.
Regarding high blood pressure, there are not clinical data based evidence to support this adverse effect. In some cases nose bleeding has been reported, but it may be related to the irritation of the nasal mucosa from the acidity of the fumes.
Nevertheless, I recommend you to go to the ER, as soon as you notice any one of the above mentioned adverse effects. It is necessary avoid as soon as possible these fumes and breath fresh air. Intravenous fluids may be needed, if you have inhaled a large amount of have been exposed for a long time to the paint fumes.
Some tests need to be done too:
- arterial blood gas analysis
- kidney and liver function tests (it can damage the liver or kidney if the amount of the substances inhaled is considerable)
- fasting glucose
- blood electrolytes.
Hope you will find this answer helpful!
The User accepted the expert's answer
Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties
- Fruits to increase blood pressure
- Breathe paint vapor blood pressure increase
- Do paint fumes effect blood pressure
- Increase in blood pressure causes
- Reason blood pressure increases
- High blood pressure paint fumes
- Increase blood pressure
- Inhalation of paint fumes blood pressure
- Paint fumes cause high blood pressure
- Paint fumes and blood pressure