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Forum Name: Cardiology Symptoms

Question: Breathing problems

 Zonda - Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:56 pm

i'm 18 and i work at an animalcare facility. since i started working there during cleanings we use this chemical that is apparently nontoxic nicknamed "Hot-Z" i'm not sure whats in it. But whenever we use it i begin to feel chest pains, my heart starts beating quickly, my lungs tighten up, my nose's mucus membranes start to burn, my throat feels kind of tigh, i start coughing which hurts my chest a lot and i feel somewhat light headed and i have to stop. my boss told me to just wear a mask, but that didnt help. my mom is a nurse and she brought home a lot of different masks, ive tried everything...nothing works i still feel the same.
but what i've noticed is even now when i take a shower or if i'm around steam or smoke i get those same symptoms and it practically hurts to breathe. i've never been so sensitive to stuff like that, temperature change, smoke, and even my cat allergies have gotten worse. could those chemicals of caused me to develop asthma?
 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:17 pm

User avatar Dear Zonda,

i don't think that you are necessarily allergic to that product but you are at least very sensitive to it and you should not be around when it is in use. And yes, it could have caused you to develop asthma.

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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