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Inhaled spray pain, hands and feet numb and tingling, sleeping a lot, chest pain, back pain. Can I do anything?

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inhaled silver spray paint 5 days ago.

the project took longer then I thought; to wear a mask.

its Sunday. still:

- hands and feet are on/off numb-ish and tingly feeling.

- sleeping a lot (slept all day Wed.) I never do this..

- chest hurts..

- especially back - between shoulder blades, front.. left side too.

(worried about heart damage.. )

Just 1 hour of spray painting an architecture model, so stupid.

I had a stressful..

and thought it was stress from that causing chest pain..

it took me 24 hours to associate it was likely spray paint..

as my feet etc XXXXXXX feel tingly"

so thats not so smart for a usually intelligent person..

and now wondering if i need to go to ER ..

or wait it out.. what could they do..

Is there anything i can do to get this out of my system?

take vitamin b12..
Posted Sat, 22 Sep 2012 in Environmental and Occupational Hazards
Answered by Dr. Ram Choudhary 2 hours later
Welcome to Healthcare Magic!
Spray paints contain various other chemicals appart from silver, you must have taken precautions against inhalation.
You can get chemical pneumonitis due to toxic fume inhalation;
If you have inhaled a pretty good amount of the fumes.
You should report to ER as soon as possible because you need to be assessed for the problem and if you are having significant of it then you would need treatment immediately.
This kind of exposure can lead to long term lung stiffness due to fibrosis.
You should have steam inhalations 6 hourly and you may need urgent treatment right now.
I hope this advise would be helpful for you.
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