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I just noticed the dryer tube had come lose and Im not sure

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I just noticed the dryer tube had come lose and I'm not sure how long it had been that way. Should I be worried about carbon monoxide positioning and if so, how do I know if I might have that? Thanks

Greetings Chris.

Do you have any symptoms, like dizziness or shortness or breath or blue color in hands?

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Hmm pf those i think only a little dizzyness that may be real or imagined. Ive shut off the dryer for now and opened windows. would the symptoma get worse over time now that i have shut off the dryer?

Hello Chris,

No, the symptoms are not going to worsen. As a matter of fact, your dizziness is likely due to anxiety. The Dryer is unlikely to generate carbon monoxide enough to cause any problem. I would not be worried.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
How would it be treated? In the ER?
Hello Chris,

The carbon oxide poisoning if occurs, it cause blueness in tongue or hands. Even that get reverted easily by exposure to the normal environment. Only people who get unconscious would need treatment at ER.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Just curious, not for my case, how would the ER handle it?

At ER, they give 100% oxygen, which removes the carbon monoxide from the blood.
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