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Can paint fumes / white spirit fumes actually cause a throat 'infection'?

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Feb 2015
8:08pm, 8 Feb 2015
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Little Nemo - this kitten can
Sorry to hear that, Lailiaicha. Hopefully it is pharyngitis and the antibiotics will start to work soon. I had it years ago and it's horrid but I think it went quite quickly after I started antibiotics. I remember my mother liquidising my dinner because I couldn't swallow properly!
Feb 2015
8:27pm, 8 Feb 2015
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Go to A&E ?? really mmm , the fumes would not give you an infection , they are not meant to be inhaled over a long period of time but doubt they would cause any long term damage.
Feb 2015
8:47pm, 8 Feb 2015
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Minnie Mad
Years ago I helped my Granddad to strip the paint off a wall in my bedroom. A couple of hours later I came down with a crippling sore throat but no other symptoms which lasted about 24 hours before wearing off. I have always been careful when painting and decorating to have all the windows open and suggest sleeping in another room (even if its on the floor somewhere) for a couple of nights until the fumes have gone. At the time I put it down to an allergic reaction which is not a proper diagnosis but paint has some nasty stuff in it so I treat it with respect.

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