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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes recurrent fainting after exposure to hydrogen sulphide?

My daughter is being released from the hospital. She had been exposed to hydrogen sulfide from June 2017 through November 2017. There was nothing found neurological but she is unable to lift her head from the pillow without passing out. She is being discharged. I am fearful that something bad is going to happen. I am also fearful that another issue is not being diagnosed.
Mon, 12 Mar 2018
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response

Effects of hydrogen sulphide may vary depending upon duration and concentration of exposure. She is not able to lift head from pillow means she developed muscle weakness. The muscle weakness patients may develop chances of respiratory muscle weakness also.

So, please consult your physician and get examined for saturation of oxygen and respiratory rate, conscious of the patient. No specific studies that shown recovery time from its exposure.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Penchila Prasad Kandikattu
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