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Painting with oil based primer paint, apoxy concrete paint, lack of ventilation, headache and fatigue

My husband was painting the basement floor oil based primer paint and the top coat was a one part apoxy concrete paint. No ventalation. He is feeling sick to his stomach has a bad headache and is very tired. what should he do
Asked On : Fri, 16 Mar 2012
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Hello, I am glad to help.

Your husband's symptoms are likely due to inhalation of toxic fumes. He should not repeat the mistake of working without proper ventilation!

Chances are the symptoms will resolve with time, and plenty of healthy, fresh air. It is unlikely that there is a specific antidote. He should take it easy for a couple days, or until feeling better.

If not improved significantly within the next couple days, he should see a physician in person.

Another option is to look at the labels on the products he has been using, and contact a poison control center for further advice.

I hope he will be feeling much better very soon!


If the symptoms do not improve
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