My name is Lisa. I am 18 years old and I just found out that my car's exhaust has been leaking into my car. I have been exposed to it for about a week I think. Im not sure when it started. Anyways, I have had a bad headache, shortness of breath, and light headedness. I believe that these symptoms have to do with the leak in my car that I have been breathing. What should I do?
Another thing is the last couple times I have donated plasma they have said that my blood pressure is high. Could this be a result of the carbon monoxide from my car?
Please, I am scared and don't know what I should do about this. Is there a test that the doctor can do to check if I have it? thanks for the help!
Cases of moderate to severe carbon monoxide poisoning can only be treated by trained technicians and even mild cases should be examined by a doctor. They will most likely administer 100% oxygen to those affected by carbon monoxide inhalation. Using a tight-fitting oxygen mask, patients will breathe in oxygen in order to hasten the carbon monoxide's release from the body.
Even if a person seems to be recovering quickly from the effects of inhalation, she may still need medical attention. Please see a doctor as soon as possible, just to be on the safe side.