Exposure and Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
July 31, 2008
Initial symptoms are similar to the flu with no fever, and can include dizziness, severe headaches, nausea, sleepiness, fatigue/weakness and disorientation/confusion. Symptoms vary depending on exposure:
- Common Mild Exposure - Slight headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, flu-like symptoms.
- Common Medium Exposure - Throbbing headache, drowsiness, confusion, fast heart rate.
- Common Extreme Exposure - Convulsions, unconsciousness, brain damage, heart and lung failure followed by death.
If you experience even mild carbon monoxide poisoning symptoms, immediately consult a physician!