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I am worried if I might have burned my lungs. As I was covering up a pot roast after taking it out of the oven, with my face directly above it, I had taken in a breath of steam at about 350 F. I immediately felt short of breath, and pain on left side of chest. but now it is a dull pain. my breathing seems normal as well too.


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replied August 5th, 2018
Lungs and Respiratory Disorders Answer A64240
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
You might have burn mucosa of your trachea.lungs are not going to affect in such scenario. I would suggest you to take pain killer like naproxen to combat this pain.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
Khan


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