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Having breathing problem and feeling dizzy. Could this be caused due to inhaling of kerosene?

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Hi, My niece tried to sell a kerosene heater at a flea market. She did not know that there was some in the container and it spilled in the car, that was about 3 weeks ago. She rode home with the windows open. It took about 1 week trying different things to remove the oder. Since the spill she has had problems breathing, not being able to go the stairs without losing her breath. A relative let her use an inhaler and it seemed to work only now she gets dizzy. Is this all from the kerosene and are there any other kinds of symtoms to watch for and what can be done?
Posted Fri, 23 Nov 2012 in Asthma and Allergy
Answered by Dr. Ganesh Sanap 3 hours later
Kerosene can cause acute symptoms. But your niece has dizzynees even after 3 weeks. It looks like the breathing and dizziness are not related to the kerosene spill or breathing the vapors.
Can you mention what kind of inhaler she is taking?
The inhaler may be the cause for the dizziness. You must consult a board certified physician and get evaluated properly. It is not wise to use drugs which are not prescribed.
Hope I have answered your query, any further doubts are welcome.
Thanking you.
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