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Old 01-21-2008, 11:04 AM   #1
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My husband is complaining of a burning sensation in his lungs. He is wondering if it is from our extremely cold weather we have been having here. It has been about -5 degrees below Far. in our area, and he works outside alot. When he works inside, he is in a small area heated by a kerosene heater. I think this could be more of the issue, but I can't find anything online to help me figure this out. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-21-2008, 03:53 PM   #2
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Re: burning sensation in lungs

Although severe cold can make you feel like your lungs are burning that, in itself, is not dangerous. However, using kerosene in a closed area can be very dangerous! Burning kerosene produces carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide and alot of sooty residue. The fuel used is important - does he control the kerosene stove? Should only use recommended fuel - usually K-1 kerosene. Anyhow, suspect you are right as to the source of his symptoms. Wow, -5 in Ohio, what happened to global warming??...

Old 01-22-2008, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: burning sensation in lungs

Yes, he uses K-1 and he controls it. I know that the area he works in gets cold again as soon as he shuts off the heat, so there must be a way for the fumes to be released also. But, since it gets so cold so quick, he must run the heater quite often. He did have an awful chest cold in the past month or so, but he is barely coughing now. He mainly complains that the burning sensation happens when he exhales. I did not know this yesterday when I posted.

Global warming??? Not as far as Ohio goes!

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