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Comment from: Meow, 7-12 Female (Patient) Published: February 19

I inhaled smoke from sage, now I have a sore throat and cold like symptoms.

Comment from: anna, Female Published: September 03

My partner and I decided to burn our paddock, we were struggling to get it out and absolutely exhausted while doing so. I was at the front of the fire and remember being choked by the smoke and heat of the flames, straight after I felt like my head was going to explode and it got worse. Apart from being physically exhausted, the headache went the next day but now a day later. Now, I have stabbing pain in my head and feel quite strange, he also has a sore throat.

Comment from: stvrap79, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: November 02

As a firefighter I've sustained, been treated for and witnessed others become afflicted with smoke inhalation. I try to use my SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) aka my air pack whenever a threat of smoke or other potential threats to my breathing may arise. However situations do arise where I still may become suddenly and unexpectedly exposed. It goes without saying, if you or someone else inhales smokes or other toxins, seek medical attention. Even if you are unsure or not presenting any symptoms, play it safe. Call 911!

Comment from: Kate, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

My smoke inhalation was from smoke seeping into my home from a neighbor's woodburning stove.

Comment from: Horsey, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 07

The smoke inhalation was from a wood fire. It billowed into the car window where I was napping. I had a hoarse voice and a cough upon awakening. I was checked at the hospital for a sinus infection which was present at the time of the inhalation. They diagnosed me with a sinus infection and a virus in the chest. They treated the sinus infection with antibiotics. The hoarseness is improving but still there.

Comment from: Miami Lady, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

I burnt food while cooking, fumes and smoke was inhaled and got into my throat. The irritation started immediately and got progressively worse, with constant hoarseness and dryness of my throat.

Comment from: stu an shaz, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 19

We live in a terraced house. Next door had a house fire. The smoke came through and we managed to wake up and get out after breathing in smoke long enough to soot our nostrils. We still feel doped up and woozy. Now after two weeks, we're still coughing, feeling tired all the time, and aching at our joints. We do not want to make a fuss as our neighbors died in the fire. We're feeling guilty almost, as we survived. We do not really wanting to talk to anyone about the incident. We do wonder if these symptoms are normal.

Comment from: Bodicea, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

My smoke inhalation was caused by the wildfires in my area for about a week.

Comment from: sunnygal7331, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 04

My smoke inhalation occurred when bacon burned in a pan causing intense smoke. I inhaled some while opening the door and getting the dog outside.

Published: March 21

Our fireplace got backed up, which made the whole house smoky.

Comment from: 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 18

We had a fire in our home while we were gone, but as we entered, there was a large degree of smoke in the house. We found later that our plastic trash can had burned a big hole in it. I rushed the children back outside quickly, opened doors, we are running fans in the house and windows are open. The fire had burned out, and firemen came checked to make sure no flame remains. A dust mop had gotten too close to our water heater that is run by gas. We let the house air out for two hours or so after the fire, then, took the kids to McDonald's later to escape smoke smells in the main area of the house, but we are sleeping in the house with tonight with windows open, fans on, but I am concerned about us staying in the house tomorrow. My eyes are burning some now having slept in the house for several hours. I do not seem mentally confused, just eyes burning some, no shortness of breath, no nausea vomiting from anyone. I just do not want to put the children at risk being in the house until we can clean up. We also have an air purifier which we have turned on as well.


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