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How long does Carbon monoxide remain in the system?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: How long does it take for carbon monoxide to leave your body with treatment and does it affect your lungs.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (52 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
CO time to leave body

Detailed Answer:
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Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin 200 times more strongly than oxygen , does.

In room air CO has a half life of 4 to 6 hours. If 100 percent or hyperbaric oxygen is administered then its markedly reduced and is gotten rid off , quickly.

Yes, it does affect the lungs, CNS and the heart and can lead to severe hypoxia.


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Dr. M.S. Khalil
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Brief Answer: CO time to leave body Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Carbon monoxide binds to hemoglobin 200 times more strongly than oxygen , does. In room air CO has a half life of 4 to 6 hours. If 100 percent or hyperbaric oxygen is administered then its markedly reduced and is gotten rid off , quickly. Yes, it does affect the lungs, CNS and the heart and can lead to severe hypoxia. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil