Breath Smells Like Ammonia

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What does it mean when your urine smells strong like a chemical?
    Lately, my urine has had a strong smell of ammonia, (I think ammonia??) A bad smell. Also, there are times when I have marked bad breath..thats very strong. Im 23 years old.. I brush my teeth 3x/day, am a very clean person!! I take multi-vitamins and I eat healthy. *And no its not the vitamins because Ive been taking them for years and this just started about a week ago. Any suggestions???

    • ANSWER:
      does it smell like acetone or nail polish remover?
      If yes, are you on a very low carb diet?-dont worry about it
      If no, get your urine checked out by your doctor because it could signal diabetes.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does alcohol kill brain cells when the fumes are inhaled like bleach and ammonia do?
    I'm looking for a good replacement for bleach for my cleaning needs, it hs to be able to sanitize effectively without poisoning the air we breath, and I detestthe smell of ammonia as well, Im thinking about using hard liquor for my cleaning needs because it would actually be cheaper for me than rubbing alcohol due to the fact that it comes in much larger containers.

    • ANSWER:
      No. Alcohol won't kill your brain cells from simply smelling a bit of it when you're rubbing it on something.

      But if it's a "green" disinfectant you're looking for, borax and pine oil are both environmentally friendly, and good disinfectants. And on the broader topic of "safe" cleaning, I recommend "Clean & Green", which has a recipe for about every cleaning project you can find in your house. It's not my go-to cleaning bible for any new task.

  3. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of the ammonia smell stuck in my nose?
    i was doing the cat litter but i had my t-shirt over my nose and then i did my bunny litter but i didn't cover my nose i didn't really smell it but now all i can smell is ammonia. i washed my nose with water, that didn't work so i washed it with a bit of soap but it still won't work!!

    PLEASE HELP!!!
    the cat and bunny litter wasnt that bad actually

    • ANSWER:
      Don't put soap IN your nose. Try a breath miint or mouthwash. Other than that it will just take time and next time don't let the litter box get so bad.

  4. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of male mouse smell in a room?
    I just got a mouse and he was supposed to be a female. I just found out that male's smell worse than females. He smells really bad. I tried to spray my room but the smell won't go away!! I clean the cage every week or 2 times a week. He poops and pees a lot. How can I get rid of the smell? Thanks in advance!
    I use fluff. It's supposed to be odor control but it doesn't seem to work very well.

    • ANSWER:
      spraying your room wouldn't be a good idea the mouse might breath too much of it in and get sick

      either move the cage out of your room to a more ventilated area or change the bedding more often for his sake as well as yours.
      the ammonia in their urine isn't good for them.. and smelly to us humans :)

  5. QUESTION:
    How do you know if your breath stinks?
    brush my teeth all the time, every 6 months to dentist, floss and use mouth wash. at times breath is not too pleasant. How do you know what the cause for the bad breath and sometimes cant smell it but others can , is there a self test for breath?

    • ANSWER:
      u should ask for consult since halitosis (bad breath) may be a manifestation of an underlying problem

      anyway...
      Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions that could possibly cause Halitosis includes:

      Practical reasons for bad breath odor include:
      Certain foods
      Alcohol
      Smoking
      Psychogenic halitosis - anxiety about halitosis often without actually having it.
      Halitosis
      Dental conditions
      Poor dental hygiene
      Dental disorders
      Tooth decay
      Dental plaque
      Tooth abscess
      Tooth infections (type of Dental conditions)
      Gingivitis
      Gum disease
      Periodontitis
      Dentures
      Mouth conditions
      Dry mouth
      Mouth breathing (see Breathing symptoms)
      Inadequate saliva
      Mouth ulcers
      Oral cancer
      Pharynx cancer
      Larynx cancer
      Throat conditions (type of Neck conditions)
      Reflux
      GERD
      Throat infection
      Tonsillitis
      Chronic tonsillitis
      Adenoiditis
      Pharyngeal pouch
      Achalasia
      Esophageal stricture
      Nasal conditions
      Chronic sinusitis
      Atrophic rhinitis
      Postnasal drip
      Catarrh
      Certain infections of the respiratory system including:
      Respiratory tract infections
      Mouth infection
      Lung infection
      Sinusitis
      Postnasal drip
      Catarrh
      Certain lung diseases
      Certain chronic lung diseases
      Pyorrhea alveolaris
      Bronchiectasis
      Cystic fibrosis
      Lung abscess
      Tuberculosis
      Certain metabolic or hormonal disorders:
      Liver disorders
      Liver failure - causes sweet-smelling breath.
      Acidosis
      Diabetes
      Diabetic ketoacidosis - a life-threating condition causing a characteristic fruity or acetone breath odor.
      Uremia - breath smells urine-like or ammonia-like.
      Kidney failure - causing uremia and ammonia-like or urine-like breath odor.
      Stomach disorders
      Certain types of poisoning
      Certain drugs
      See also symptoms of bad breath
      More causes: see full list of causes for Halitosis

      ▲TopCauses of Halitosis (Diseases Database):
      The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Halitosis that are listed by the Diseases Database:

      Esophageal pouch
      Dentures
      Arsenicals
      Pharyngeal pouch
      Methionine adenosyltransferase deficiency
      Alveolar osteitis
      Zenker's diverticulum
      Cysteamine
      Vincent's angina
      Arsenic trioxide
      Garlic
      Dental sepsis
      Thallium
      Diabetic ketoacidosis
      Source: Diseases Database
      ▲TopCauses of Halitosis: Online Medical Books
      16 MEDICAL BOOKS ONLINE! Review the full text of medical books online, free, without registration, for more information about the causes of Halitosis.

      Halitosis: Differential Diagnosis
      (In a Page: Signs and Symptoms)

      Head and neck etiologies
      –Foods (e.g., onion, garlic)
      –Dental conditions (periodontal disease, gingivitis, denture odor, dental abscesses, food particles not cleaned from teeth)
      –Postnasal drip
      –Dry mouth (xerostomia): Mouth breathing, side effect of medications, salivary gland disease, dehydration
      –Nasal foreign body
      –Gastroesophageal reflux disease
      –Chronic sinusitis
      –Allergic rhinitis
      –Tonsillar disease (e.g., streptococcal pharyngitis)
      –Zenker's (pharyngoesophageal) diverticulum: Presents as dysphagia, regurgitation, cough, and extreme halitosis
      –Tobacco or alcohol use
      Systemic etiologies
      –Diabetes mellitus, especially with ketoacidosis
      –Uremia
      –Pulmonary disorders (e.g., bronchiectasis, pneumonia, neoplasms, tuberculosis)
      –Trimethylaminuria (fishy breath odor)
      –Liver failure (fetor hepaticus)
      –Menstruation may exacerbate halitosis

  6. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of the smell of cigarettes?
    If you smell of them, how can you quickly get rid of the smell/

    • ANSWER:
      Vinegar the acid neutralizes the smelly tar. Baking soda on your rugs. Wash curtains wipe down shades and light fixtures with some ammonia or bleach based product and open those doors and windows.

      Clothes hair your breath... well strong mints washing your clothing... as well as standing against the wind while you smoke is a good way to get the stink off you. Not to mention a good shower helps. Alcohol bases cologne or perfume will help in between showers because of the acid content in the alcohol once again acting as a neutralizer.

      Your house will smell like vinegar for a couple of days and ammonia but once the house has been aired out you shouldn't notice the smells any longer.

  7. QUESTION:
    Can you stop partial seizures with strong smells?
    I've heard you can bring people out of partial seizures faster with strong smells. Is this true? A nurse actually did it to me in the ER once when I went into a complex partial seizure. I don't know what she stuck under my nose, but it smelled horrible. She said smells like that help reboot the brain...kinda bring it back.

    • ANSWER:
      The use of smelling salts, which would be ammonia, was common when ladies fainted. What really happens is that the nose is terribly irritated and makes you take a deep breath, restoring oxygen to the brain. If your seizure was partly the result of reduced brain oxygen, or even caused reduction of brain oxygen, this might be what happened.

  8. QUESTION:
    How to get pee smell out of blankets?
    I have a puppy and a 3 year old son and I have blankets that smell like pee and no matter what I do I can't get the smell out any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      LISTERINE! Bleach works well too but depending on the color that might be an option. I had a bedwetter and had tried everything, I ended up finding that Listerine works incredibly well. The same things that kill the bad breath odor kill the ammonia smell. Trust me it works!

  9. QUESTION:
    My dog chews my underwear and even after I wash them they still smell badly. How do I get rid of it?
    My room is normally locked and my daughter will sometimes leave the door open. When she does that my pug will get in and chew underwear or pajama bottoms whatever he can get ahold of. Its not a matter of picking things up etc because I normally have my room locked. The problem is that even after I wash the garment I can not get rid of the smell left behind after he chews it. Its like a strong ammonia scent. I have tried febreeze, enzyme soak, everything!

    • ANSWER:
      Pick up your dirty clothes!
      I can't imagine that your dog's saliva is making your underwear smell that bad. If your dog's breath smells like ammonia you need to get him to a vet.
      Ammonia is a smell normally associated with urine. Are you sure he's not peeing on it? Or do you have a cat?

      I don't mean to be offensive, but have you compared the smell to any non-chewed underwear? Unless he's urinating on it I think it might be in your head.

  10. QUESTION:
    An ammonia tank exploded yesterday about 2 min from my apartment, I think its contaminated, what should i do?
    It happened in Cerveceria India in Mayaguez, the police evacuated people in a 4mile radius. My apartment has like a strong odor and I dont know if its because of the ammonia (I don't know how it smells). Is there any special precaution I should take, I know ammonia is poisonous.

    • ANSWER:
      If it is ammonia it will burn your eyes and when you try to breath through your nose you will not be able to due to a semi-natural response. If you have ever been near raw sewage or decaying vegetation in water that has turned black, a sign of what is called anaerobic digestion (life without oxygen) then the first thing you may have smelled was a rotten egg smell causes by sulfur present and then ammonia by the nitrogen present. It is widely used in cleaning supplies and I am sure you have smelled it and didn't know it.

  11. QUESTION:
    How can I make my goldfish well again?
    I bought my 2 goldfish 6 days ago and put them in a bowl of sterilised water and fed them a few flakes of fish food per day and now they are shakey, gasping for breath in the middle of the water, dimples on their skin, flapping their fins but not moving in the water. The water smells very bad and is slightly cloudy.

    • ANSWER:
      They are probably being poisoned by ammonia and suffering from not enough oxygen. A bowl is way too small for even 1 goldfish, they need 10 gallons each minimum. I don't know what you mean by sterilized water but stop using it and use tap water treated with a water conditioner like Prime. If you don't get them a bigger home they will most likely die, if you would like them to live do water changes every day until you get them a bigger home with a filter.

      To learn more about how to properly take care of goldfish check out this site, they have a great forum too. http://kokosgoldfish.com/

  12. QUESTION:
    How do bad breath germs get into my mouth?
    It seems that if I thoroughly brushed my teeth and used mouth wash that all of the bacteria in my mouth would be killed and i wouldn't have to think about it anymore.
    How do the germs get there, and how do they spread/multiply so quickly? Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      it depends on many kinds of factors. germs (bacterias or yeasts) are like normal floras in mouth. after several minutes you brush your teeth, germs possibly can be found again (although there's no food debris in your mouth), this germ is like Streptococcus salivarius (bactery) or Candida albicans (yeast). it's normal. they do metabolism, they get sources from saliva (saliva contains protein, carbohydrate, etc). a remaining substance is produced during bacterial metabolism. this substance is like ammonia gas which could cause bad smell. eating food or drinking sweet water could increase bacterial metabolism. do not let your mouth in less humid condition. it also makes germs increase their metabolisms.
      Drinking plain water more often could solve it, water flow can get rid germs in your mouth.

  13. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of the pet food recall?
    HI this is difficult.My cat is sick and i think its due to the pet food that i bought for him.But we have no vet,everything i have found online points to the pet food.what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes, you must get him to a vet - any vet. Pull out the yellow pages and start looking!

      The symptoms are lethargy, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination (or just a change of some sort in thirst and urination), breath may smell of ammonia.

      From the site linked below: "Symptoms associated with the toxic food are: vomiting (usually within 12 hours of eating the food); poor appetite or refusal to eat; lethargy; weakness; increased thirst; altered urination; increased salivation; breath may smell of ammonia; and blood in the urine. Prompt treatment is crucial; if your pet is showing these symptoms--no matter what you're feeding--contact your veterinarian immediately!"

      you can also find more info at this site, which includes a link to the recalled foods.

  14. QUESTION:
    What to do about the odor from high blood sugar?
    My husband has type 1 diabetes (for 15 years) and I am seemingly pregnant all the time and have a super powerful nose. He had an extremely high blood sugar the other day...meter wouldn't read it...and has been putting off that intense acetone/ammonia/chemical odor for days now. It will typically wear off sooner or later but I wonder if anyone else deals with this as frequently as me and if anyone know how to get rid of it faster? Anyone??? Why does it even smell like that?

    • ANSWER:
      Everyone with diabetes needs to know how to recognize and treat ketoacidosis. Ketones travel from the blood into the urine and can be detected in the urine with ketone test strips available at any pharmacy. Ketone strips should always be kept on hand, but stored in a dry area and replaced as soon as they become outdated. Measurement of Ketones in the urine is very important for diabetics with infections or on insulin pump therapy due to the fact it gives more information than glucose tests alone.

      Check the urine for ketones whenever a blood sugar reading is 300 mg/dl or higher, if a fruity odor is detected in the breath, if abdominal pain is present, if nausea or vomiting is occurring, or if you are breathing rapidly and short of breath. If a moderate or large amount of ketones are detected on the test strip, ketoacidosis is present and immediate treatment is required.

      Symptoms for hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome are linked to dehydration rather than acidosis, so a fruity odor to the breath and stomach upset are less likely.

  15. QUESTION:
    Is it possible that the parrot can die from a bad smell?
    father had left food on the stove, and food get burned. and there was very bad smell in the room. (in which was my parrot). next day when I woke up it was already dead. so could it die for bad smell?

    • ANSWER:
      I wouldn't say your bird died from the smell exactly, rather it died because it had to breath the chemicals that were released into the air (unseen molecules). If the pan was teflon coated the bird was breathing in the chemicals that make up teflon---toxic to all living creatures including humans (when burned). It can damage a humans lungs to breath in the "smell" of overheated teflon and other types of pans like aluminum. If not burned or otherwise damaged (scratched) the non-stick coating is safe. The pan is damaged now and even if it looks okay to you it will put off toxic fumes from now on (you may not smell it). You should throw the pan away.

      Read #3: http://www.exoticpetvet.net/avian/topten.html All our pets are vulnerable to the everyday household items we take for granted---room fresheners of every type, candles, esp scented ones, Clorox, spray cleaners like Windex, 409, Lysol, ammonia, toilet bowel cleaner----anything of that nature, even wood burning in a fireplace. This stuff isn't even good for people to breath in but our lungs are a million times larger than a parrots so we don't die from the amount that we breath in tho some very sensitive individuals or people w chronic lung disease like asthma cannot be around these products either. This was a hard lesson to learn, sorry for your loss.

  16. QUESTION:
    My cat smells very strongly of her litter. Is this harmful to her?
    I have two long haired cats... my oldest is very fluffy. When she cleans herself I can smell a very strong scent of litter. Could it harm her when she licks herself? It worries me a bit...
    She smells like the scented litter... the actual litter itself... not poop.

    • ANSWER:
      Are you sure it's from the litter? If her breath smells like ammonia, or fecal, that could indicate kidney or liver disease or dental troubles. Check her breath and check her weight, as well as her anal area. Some long hairs need to be clipped around there, so that skin infections don't generate urinary tract infections and even stones.
      If you can pin down the source of the smell, it'll be easier to know what to do for her.

  17. QUESTION:
    How can I stop my cream puffs from deflating?
    Whenever I make cream puffs (croquembouche, eclair, choux pastry etc) The dough rises and looks beauty, then when I take it out of the oven they turn into pancakes. I wait for them to cool mostly in the oven, and there are no drafts or anything around!

    • ANSWER:
      missopin --- You say your puffs rise and look beautifull so i assume you are using the correct temperature. I suggest that when they Begin to color lower the temperature 20 or 25 degrees at a time until
      you reach 250*F then turn oven off and wait
      for the oven to cool down before taking them out of oven. It sounds to me that your flour isn't strong enough. When I made cream puffs and eclairs I used bread flour.
      And I never ran into the problem you are having, but I used ammonia bicarbonate as the leavening agent.The suggestion above is if you are using all purpose flour. If you are using bread flour it must be in the leavening agent. Talk to your local baker and ask if they would sell you a small amount of
      ammonia bicarbonate. But don't smell it up close it will take your breath away. Most
      bakers use it for cream puffs, eclairs, and sugar cookies. I hope this helps you.
      jim b
      PS. If you can find this levening you want have to remove the center there will be very little center to remove.

  18. QUESTION:
    Does anyone else have this problem? Is it normal or should I see a doctor?
    I've been told by a friend that sometimes my breath has the same scent as my vagina. Has anyone ever heard of this? Should I be worried and see a doctor or is that pretty normal?
    Yah close friend...now could u answer the question, please?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello....

      This is not normal........ that should be your first red flag...

      Breath odor is the scent of the air you breathe out of your mouth. Unpleasant, distinctive, or offensive breath odor is commonly called bad breath, also called Halitosis.

      Sometimes a good teeth cleaning can take care of bad breath... teeth cleaning is the cheapest way out... if after dental cleaning the problem still persists... then it is likely there is an underlying cause that could be medicaly related........ at your teeth cleaning you may want to discuss this issue with your dental hygenist...... she may also have some suggestions for you...............
      I would definetly set up an appointment for a cleaning ASAP.....

      Some info for you............
      A fruity odor to the breath occurs as the body attempts to get rid of excess acetone through the breathing. This is a sign of ketoacidosis, which may occur in diabetes. It is a potentially life-threatening condition.

      Breath that smells like feces can occur with prolonged vomiting, especially when there is a bowel obstruction. It may also occur temporarily if a person has a tube placed through the nose or mouth to the stomach to drain the stomach contents (nasogastric tube) in place.

      The breath may have an ammonia-like odor (also described as urine-like or "fishy") in people with chronic kidney failure.

      If previously normal breath turns into halitosis, causes could include:
      Abscessed tooth
      Alcoholism
      Cavities
      Dentures
      Drugs
      Food or beverages consumed (such as cabbage, garlic, raw onions, or coffee)
      Foreign body in the nose (usually in children)
      Often (but not always) there is a white, yellowish, or bloody discharge from one nostril
      Gum disease (gingivitis, gingivostomatitis)
      Impacted tooth
      Lung infection
      Poor dental hygiene
      Sinusitis
      Throat infection
      Tobacco smoking
      Vitamin supplements (especially in large doses)
      Diseases that may be associated with breath odor (not presented in order of likelihood -- some are extremely unlikely):
      Acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
      Acute necrotizing ulcerative mucositis
      Acute renal failure
      Bowel obstruction (can cause breath to smell like feces)
      Bronchiectasis
      Chronic renal failure (can cause breath to smell like ammonia)
      Diabetes (fruity or sweet chemical smell with ketoacidosis)
      Esophageal cancer
      Gastric carcinoma
      Gastrojejunocolic fistula (fruity-smelling breath)
      Hepatic encephalopathy
      Diabetic ketoacidosis
      Lung abscess
      Ozena, or atrophic rhinitis
      Periodontal disease
      Pharyngitis
      Zenker's diverticulum

      You should contact your doctor if....
      Breath odor persists and there is not an obvious cause (such as smoking or eating odor-causing foods).
      You have breath odor and signs of a respiratory infection, such as fever, cough, or face pain with discharge from the nose...

      you can read more at................
      http://www.livestrong.com/symptom/101-breath-odor/?utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_Symptoms

      Thanks for answering my question......

      Good Luck.......... :)

  19. QUESTION:
    How do you get the gasoline smell out of a washing machine?
    I need help, parents need the help with it tho

    • ANSWER:
      I use ammonia on all kinds of foul odors, it is safe for colors and it works well for me , Try filling your washer with hot water and use a full bottle of it in the water , Do not inhale the fumes , it is horribly strong it will take your breath away !

  20. QUESTION:
    How do I get the white part of my black and white shirt white again?
    I have a shirt that looks like a long sleeve shirt with a vest sown onto it and the bottom and the collar and sleeves have blue blotches on them I guess when my roommate washed it with her jeans.
    Like I said it's a BLACK and white shirt just bleach wont help.

    • ANSWER:
      NO BLEACH soak in a 1/2 c ammonia to i gal water and re-wash. soak for 2 hours and put the bucket outside so you cannot breath the smell its strong but it should remove (fugitive dye)

  21. QUESTION:
    My dad is in end stages of emphysema. What can I expect from his last days, weeks on this earth?
    He is on oxygen now 24/7, and is quite poorly. I know that he won't have long, but can anyone tell me how long people last when they get to this stage. I know that it is morbid, but I am terrified about him suffering and dying gasping for his breath. I need to try and prepare myself, and is this how he is likely to pass. Any information would be a great help, I am going through such turmoil at the moment...

    • ANSWER:
      How old is your father? He may be able to have a lung reduction or even a transplant.I was 45 and had a transplant. I was at end stage and had less then a year when it was diagnosed.I was called once but the lung was in bad shape. The second call, it was OK and all went well.I sat up to sleep because you can not lay down without smothering.I spent lots of time in the hospital.Weeks and months at a time.It was very scary because you are fighting for oxygen.If his heart is strong, he will probably die like this. His heart may give out on him first though.Keep EVERYONE away from him that is smoking. Just smelling the smoke ON someone can cause him problems.His may have been caused by something else but cigerette smoke only makes it worse for him.If you have carpeting, get rid of it.It holds dust and that makes it worse for him.Get rid of anything that holds dust!! Talk to him. A Living Will and Power of Attorney are very important.I kept a small fan on me at all times because just to feel the moving air made it more comfortable.Hopefully he will have someone with him about all the time.Keep cool water for him close by because he will feel like his throat and chest are drying out and sticking together because he can't pull the air in.His lungs are like stretched out ballons,They have no elasticity and don't want to work.If you can try not to let him know you are scared, it is better for him.It is going to be hard on him and you but all you can do is be there and pray for Gods help.Make sure he takes his medicine exactly like his Doctor says. Keep his breathing treatments spaced like the Doc says because if he takes them any closer then 4 hours very often, they will get so they don't really help.I wouldn't advise it for him but I would get Ammonia and take a tiny breath of it sometimes because it felt like it helped. Never a big breath!!! That stuff can hurt you.Keep a potty chair close to his seat because he will lose the ability to walk to the bathroom. Even a bottle to urinate in.Hot Coffee helps cut the mucus so he can breath better.Your Doctor should be able to give you lots of pointers to make it easier for him.If you want to, EMail me and I will try to help you more. Good Luck.

  22. QUESTION:
    My 8 month old has breath that smells like ammonia. What could be going on?
    His urine output is normal, the color and smell is normal. He is not jaundice. I don't see any symptoms. But I am concerned because it is a strong ammonia smell. Anyone have any dealings with this? I have read a little about infant liver failure but I don't see any other symptoms. Help, please

    • ANSWER:
      I have never heard of that before, but you should probably immediately head to the hospital.

  23. QUESTION:
    What happened on the season finale of House?
    I know the finale was a while back, but I didn't watch it and have been wondering what happened for some time now. If u can, plz tell me in detail.

    Thank u.

    • ANSWER:
      FYI--full recaps are availabe at the offical House website

      Both Sides Now
      Episode 524 : 2009-05-11

      An obnoxious patron at a restaurant gets hit by dinner rolls each time he complains. Dining next to him is a couple named Scott and Annie. Scott pushes their basket of rolls away and holds down his left wrist. The patron assumes it was Scott who threw the rolls at him, so he confronts him. Scott apologizes, but his left hand pours a glass of water on the guy's pants. As the man grabs Scott, a tear of blood runs from Scott's eye and down his cheek.

      House wakes up in bed, happy. Gazing in the bathroom mirror, he sees a lipstick imprint on his face. There is a tube of lipstick on the counter.

      In the ER, Taub and Cameron review Scott's file. The patient had his corpus callosum cut to correct seizures, but he has had some difficulty adjusting to a split brain. Taub and Cameron visit Scott, who explains how his left hand sabotages him. Taub mentions the wedding to Chase, and Cameron says that there has been a "glitch in the plans."

      House arrives at the office in a good mood. Taub tells him that the patient has alien hand syndrome. The right hemisphere of the brain, which controls the left side, is misbehaving. Cuddy enters and needs to talk to House. Reminding him that she his boss, Cuddy says that he can stay only if he behaves. House responds by flashing her lipstick in his hand. House goes to Wilson to report that he slept with Cuddy and that she helped him detox. All Wilson can say is "Wow!" He urges House to talk to her.

      Thirteen and Taub search through the patient's tiny bathroom and they find fungus. She lets slip that sperm is what is causing the glitch between Chase and Cameron. Later, Taub approaches Chase in the cafeteria and asks about Cameron saving her dead husband's sperm. Evidently, the word has spread. Chase thinks Cameron isn't ready to commit to him.

      House takes infra-red photos of Cuddy. Meanwhile, Annie brings Scott his personal items. His hand grabs a bottle of deodorant and throws it against the wall. Thirteen enters with anti-fungal medicine for Scott to take orally. Annie leans in to kiss him goodbye and his left hand smacks her. She hurries out, and as he goes after her, he falls to the floor. He can't walk. House suggests that a meningioma could be growing a connection between Scott's two brain sides. They will have to do a test.

      House shows Wilson two photos of Cuddy to prove that she is heated around him -- it must be love. House needs to know whether Cuddy was lying to him last night or today. Wilson advises him to act like an adult.

      Scott is in an observation lab in front of a large computer screen with a plus sign in the middle. Foreman tells him to focus on the plus sign. Any image on the far right will be seen by the left brain, and reverse for the right brain. Scott reads off the words on the far right. He misses the word that appears on the left. Although he did not see the word 'candle,' he is able to draw a candle when asked to draw a picture of what he saw. There is no brain communication.

      House smells ammonia on Scott's breath, which means his liver is failing. House enters Cuddy's office where she and Wilson are working, and he asks for approval of a liver biopsy. House puts his coffee cup on her desk. After bickering with Cuddy, he picks up her cup instead and walks out.

      Taub and Thirteen prep for a liver biopsy to check Scott for sarcoidosis. He apologizes for his sweat and body odor, and his left hand pushes the ultrasound wand away. Scott asks for music.

      Wilson confronts House about using his relationship with Cuddy as a substitute high for vicodin. House tells him that he discovered oxytocin on Cuddy's coffee cup, meaning her hormones are emotionally bonding. He plans to irritate Cuddy to the point where she will reveal her true feelings. An old man is waiting in the doorway to House's office. Cuddy sent him. The man tells House that he squawks like a parrot and his wife can't stand it.

      Scott's two hands are tested as he plays air guitar. Thirteen notices splinter hemorrhages under his fingernails. Suddenly, Scott vomits up blood. In the team meeting, Foreman suggests a clotting issue. Thirteen says that they already put him on heparin and his heart echo proved fine. The patient also tested negative for Factor V Leiden, proteins C and S. House comes up with pancreatic cancer and orders a scan of Scott's pancreas.

      Cuddy is meeting with wealthy philanthropists when the old man, sent by House, brings in a bag containing his stool sample. Meanwhile, Scott is packing up to leave the hospital. Annie broke up with him after he hit her. Taub and Thirteen try to convince him that he needs to stay. Scott gets angry and throws the deodorant against the wall. He left hand unbuttons his clothes, because his right brain knows that he needs to stay.

      Cameron talks to House about her dilemma. He thinks she should get rid of

  24. QUESTION:
    i want to make my own natural disinfecting all purpose cleaner thats natural how could i do that ?
    when ever i use mr clean in a spray bottle i cant breath when i spray it thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Here are some natural cleaning methods...

      white vinegar

      Mildly acidic white vinegar dissolves dirt, soap scum, and hard water deposits from smooth surfaces, yet is gentle enough to use in solution to clean hardwood flooring. White vinegar is a natural deodorizer, absorbing odors instead of covering them up. (And no, your bathroom won't smell like a salad! Any vinegar aroma disappears when dry.) With no coloring agents, white vinegar won't stain grout on tiled surfaces. Because it cuts detergent residue, white vinegar makes a great fabric softener substitute for families with sensitive skin.

      Try these recipes to harness the cleaning power of white vinegar:

      Homemade Spray Cleaner Recipe

      Mix in a sprayer bottle:

      1 cup white vinegar
      1 cup water

      In the kitchen, use vinegar-and-water spray to clean countertops, lightly soiled range surfaces and backsplash areas.

      In the bathroom, use vinegar spray cleaner to clean countertops, floors, and exterior surfaces of the toilet.

      For really tough bathroom surfaces such as shower walls, pump up the cleaning power by removing the sprayer element and heating the solution in the microwave until barely hot. Spray shower walls with the warmed generously, allow to stand for 10 to 15 minutes, then scrub and rinse. The heat helps soften stubborn soap scum and loosens hard water deposits.

      undiluted white vinegar

      Undiluted white vinegar straight from the jug makes quick work of tougher cleaning problems involving hard water deposits or soap scum.

      Use undiluted white vinegar to scrub the inside of the toilet bowl. Before you begin, dump a bucket of water into the toilet to force water out of the bowl and allow access to the sides. Pour undiluted white vinegar around the bowl and scrub with a toilet brush to remove stains and odor. Use a pumice stone to remove any remaining hard water rings.

      Clean shower heads that have been clogged with mineral deposits with undiluted white vinegar. Place 1/4 to 1/2 cup vinegar in a plastic food storage bag, and secure the bag to the shower head with a rubber band. Let stand for 2 hours to overnight, then rinse and buff the fixture to a shiny finish.

      Add one cup of undiluted white vinegar to the laundry rinse cycle instead of commercial fabric softener. White vinegar softens clothes and cuts detergent residue--a plus for family members with sensitive skin.

      baking soda

      Baking soda's mild abrasive action and natural deodorizing properties make it a powerful replacement for harsh commercial scouring powders. Put baking soda to work in your organized home:

      Sprinkle baking soda onto a damp sponge to tackle grimy bathtub rings, scour vanities, or remove food deposits from the kitchen sink. For tougher grime, make a paste of baking soda and water, apply to the tub or sink, and allow to stand for 10 to 20 minutes. Dirt, soap scum and deposits soften and are easier to remove.

      Slow-running drains? Keep bathroom drains running freely by pouring 1/2 to 3/4 cup baking soda into the drain, and dribbling just enough hot water to wash the solution down. Let stand for 2 hours to overnight, then flush thoroughly with hot water. The deodorizing effect is an added bonus! [Do not use this method on blocked drains.]

      rubbing alcohol

      Rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol provides the base for an evaporating cleaner to rival commercial window and glass cleaning solutions. Use this glass cleaning spray recipe for windows, mirrors, chrome fixtures and for a shiny finish on hard-surface ceramic tiles:

      Homemade Glass Cleaner Recipe

      Mix in a sprayer bottle:

      1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
      1 cup water
      1 tablespoon white vinegar

      ammonia

      A strong alkaline solution, clear, non-sudsing ammonia creates stronger window and all-purpose cleaning recipes than acidic vinegar.

      Choose non-sudsing varieties of household ammonia for these cleaning recipes. Suds may look like they're working, but they're tough to rinse and remove.

      Try these formulations for spring cleaning or tough chores:

      Strong Glass Cleaner Recipe

      Mix in a sprayer bottle:

      1 cup rubbing (isopropyl) alcohol
      1 cup water
      1 tablespoon clear, non-sudsing ammonia

      Strong All-Purpose Recipe

      Mix in a sprayer bottle:

      1 T clear, non-sudsing ammonia
      1 T clear laundry detergent
      2 cups water

      furniture polish

      Most of us no longer use hard-to-apply furniture wax, but rely on oil-based polish to keep furniture protected and shiny.

      Our "salad dressing" version avoids the danger of silicone oil, found in most commercial polishes and sprays. Silicone oil can penetrate tiny cracks in furniture finish and enter the wood, causing problems in the event refinishing is needed. Lemon juice dissolves dirt and smudges, while olive oil shines and protects the wood:

      Furniture Polish Recipe

      Mix in a sprayer bottle:

      1 cup olive oil
      1/2 cup lemon juice

      Shake well and apply a small amount to a flannel cleaning rag or cleaning cloth. Spread evenly over furniture surface. Turn cloth to a dry side and polish dry...

  25. QUESTION:
    What could cause my 4 yr old's breath to smell ammonia-like ALL the time, even when his teeth are clean?

    well....he does eat at regular intervals but is a fussy eater and his menu rarely varies. he gets enough fluids too.

    • ANSWER:
      +Does he still suck a pacifier, thumb or other object? This can cause bad breath.
      +GERD (acid reflux) causes bad breath.
      +Ammonia breath can be a sign of a kidney problem according to medical websites.
      +Sinus infection or something lodged in his nose can cause bad breath.

      Consult your pediatrician.

  26. QUESTION:
    Is ammonia smell in breathe is danger?
    Is ammonia smell in the breathe is danger.I am diabetic for 9 years.
    What are the problems with this.
    And what are the reasons for that.

    • ANSWER:
      Some disorders will produce specific, characteristic odors to the breath.

      A fruity odor to the breath occurs as the body attempts to get rid of excess acetone through the breathing. This is a sign of ketoacidosis, which may occur in diabetes. It is a potentially life-threatening condition.

      Breath that smells like feces can occur with prolonged vomiting, especially when there is a bowel obstruction. It may also occur temporarily if a person has a tube placed through the nose or mouth to the stomach to drain the stomach contents (nasogastric tube) in place.

      The breath may have an ammonia-like odor (also described as urine-like or "fishy") in people with chronic kidney failure.

      Causes Return to top

      If previously normal breath turns into halitosis, causes could include:

      Abscessed tooth
      Alcoholism
      Cavities
      Dentures
      Drugs
      Paraldehyde
      Triamterene and inhaled anesthetics
      Insulin - injection
      Food or beverages consumed (such as cabbage, garlic, raw onions, or coffee)
      Foreign body in the nose (usually in children)
      Often (but not always) there is a white, yellowish, or bloody discharge from one nostril
      Gum disease (gingivitis, gingivostomatitis)
      Impacted tooth
      Lung infection
      Poor dental hygiene
      Sinusitis
      Throat infection
      Tobacco smoking
      Vitamin supplements (especially in large doses)

      Not a good sign.
      Take care>

  27. QUESTION:
    For a chemist: What are the chemical properties of cyanide?
    In particular, how quickly does it degrade in nature, and what is the temperature at which it becomes flammable, or is destroyed by heat? I ask this because a Holocaust denier claimed that the gas chambers left very little cyanide residue.

    • ANSWER:
      let's start here.. the Germans used a number of techniques to kill Jewish prisoners. Gasing to death was one method. Starvation was another. So was a bullet in the head. Carbon monoxide and "Zyklon B" are examples of poison gases they used.

      Zyklon B was HCN gas adsorbed onto heated gypsum (Calcium sulfate) and subsequently stored in airtight canisters. When exposed to air, the HCN desorbed from the calcium sulfate and dispersed into the air. Simple as that. The link I attached below shows EDS analysis of zyklon B. Clearly showing the calcium sulfate was the substrate.

      Zyklon B was produced as an pesticide for extermination of rats and as an insectide. That is an indisputable fact. It was patented by IG Farben (a German company) and licensed for production by two German companies. A similar product was also produced by American Cyanamide under license from IG Farben.

      Zyklon B was intended to be used like this. You could open a can in a train car, close the car, and everything inside would be dead in a few minutes. Open the doors, reseal the can and send it back to the manufacturer to be reloaded, air out the train car, wash it down with ammonium hydroxide and the remaining cyanide would be rinsed away.

      Gas chambers, same deal. Fill a room with people, open a can or two, a few minutes later you air out the room, drag out the victims and wash down the chamber with ammonia to get rid of any remaining smells or residues.

      As to the gas chambers leaving little residue. Ask him this. How does he know? Was he there? Did he storm Normandy? Was he a member of the Soviet army that liberated Auschwitz? Did he storm Dachau on April 29, 1945? Did he personally sniff the walls of the camps to check for HCN? Has he traveled back in time with a draeger tube to measure the HCN levels? No? then how would he know?

      As to your other question, HCN converts to H2O, CO2 and NOx above 600C.
      ********
      As to what happens upon exposure to HCN. I have worked with HCN in the past and have personally been exposed to it. And I've personally witnessed it tested on rats during environmental studies.

      So what is it like? 1 out of 10 people can smell it. Smells like almonds. And your sense of smell fades as you undergo olfactory fatigue. And ammonia removes and covers up the scent.

      And I also know firsthand HCN makes you nauseous. Gives you an immediate headache. you lay down and maybe black out gasping for breath. This happens because the cyanide displaces the O2 from your hemoglobin. the oxygen transporting molecules in your blood. So you black out from asphyxiation. Exposure to fresh air will oxygenate your blood again and you will recover. Maybe. With a massive headache.
      .
      How much does it take? a 1 hour exposure to about 335 ppm of HCN in the air will kill 50% of a group of people. a 5 minute exposure to about 1000 ppm will do the same. The germans of course wanted 100% death so they had higher doses yet.

      *******
      Now. There will always be people to deny the atrocities committed by the Nazis. You're learning that first hand right? Same as there will be people who claim the lunar landing was fake. And that area 51 contains alien corpses. And that 911 was orchestrated by the US government. etc.

      So why do these people believe these conspiracies? For a number of reasons. Maybe they want you to believe they are "smart" by challenging common knowledge. Maybe they need to support other beliefs that they might have. Like racism. Or antigovernment beliefs. Or to make themselves feel better. To blame their problems on other people rather than take responsibility for their own situation. Who knows? Maybe their parents or political leaders are telling them stories and they want to believe them and can't face the reality that the conspiracy believers are ridiculus and that they are foolish for believing in them.

      But being "smart" and "wise" means this. You can look at information and make educated conclusions. The information available on this subject is infinite. Pictures, videos, stories, bodies, eyewitnesses, etc. Use Google. And many of the camps are still there. Turned into museums. Visit them.

      And if your aquaintance refuses to accept the overwhelming evidence as truth and wants to believe the Germans peacefully rounded up families to deport and gave them jobs along the way but some got sick and died or died from natural causes and the gas chamber stories weren't really true ask him this. If a group of soldiers marches into your neighborhood and orders everyone onto the street, then marches you all to a prison, then you all die either along the way or in prison from starvation, a bullet to the head, disease, or gas chambers does it really matter? You would be dead because of the actions of those soldiers. right?

      The fact of the matter is the Germans under Hitler exterminated more than 11 million CIVILIAN people. Men, women, and children. And they did it in a cold blooded process. An assembly line of death and cremation. If your aquaintance refuses to believe it, then tell him to visit a concentration camp and sniff and lick the walls for himself.

  28. QUESTION:
    If a toilet has been frozen with urine in it for three weeks is it safe to be around it breathing in the air?
    I work in a little modular office and the toilet froze well over three weeks ago. Someone used it a few days after and it has been this way since. I don't think it is safe to be in the office breathing in the air but I am not sure.

    • ANSWER:
      Although it may smell disgusting and appear to be toxic, urine does not have any chemicals that can harm you if you only breath them. Urine does have ammonia, but it shouldn't be harmful to you in the amount find in pee.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can eating fat, and no carbohydrates cause you to smell of ammonia?

    .
    sweat to small of ammonia.....knowledgeable answers only!

    • ANSWER:
      you probably have pear breath from ketons. its NOT good

  30. QUESTION:
    Is having panic attacks related to having social anxiety disorder?
    And how do you know when you're having a panic attack? I think I've had them before but I'm not sure. I get all sweaty and upset, feel like I'm about to pass out and start panicking like crazy.

    • ANSWER:
      If you are not sure that what you feel is panic, this is a list of panic attacks symptoms, hope it helps:

      Hyperventilation

      Do you feel that you breathe faster than you need? Short of breath? This is called hyperventilation. When this happens, the brain gets less oxygen than needed. The result: your vision blurs, you can feel dizzy, anxious, nervous and tense. You may also feel like crying and worst of all - suffocating. Than you get the need to breathe more deeply, which makes the condition worse. This causes feelings of numbness or cold feet, chest pain and trembling and tingling in your fingers and feet. It's very frightening. Many people get so freaked out, they run to the emergency room immediately.

      Dizziness

      Do you feel suddenly light-headed or dizzy? Many times you may also feel unable to balance, like you're sea sick. You may also feel like you are going to faint right now and that the world is spinning. This is usually caused by the hyperventilation but not always. When you think you will faint you get even more afraid which elevates the panic. This can continue for hours or just minutes.

      Chest pain, Palpitations, Irregular Heart Beats

      Chest pain is probably the most frightening one of the panic attacks symptoms. Most people that experience this are sure they are going through a heart attack. Your heart beats real fast and the chest muscles feel very tight. The added fear causes more false heart attack symptoms like sweating, numbness in the arms and palpitations. Sometimes you can feel irregular heart beats, or skipped beats. The chest pain you feel is caused by the tensed muscles in your chest and not by a heart attack.

      Other Panic Attacks Symptoms Are:

      · Throat thickening, choking feeling
      · Blurred vision, sensitivity to light, itchy eyes
      · Ringing in your ears
      · Digestive system/Nausea
      · Nausea and digestion problems
      · Metallic taste in the mouth or ammonia taste or smell
      · Sudden urge to go to the toilet, frequent urination
      · Stiffness in the muscles, muscle twitching
      · Shaking or trembling
      · Feeling chilled, cold sweating
      · Tingling in hands and feet, numbness
      · Headaches
      · Depersonalization, Derealization, Feeling of unreality
      · Fear of losing your mind, fear you are going to die, losing control
      · Chronic fatigue
      · Being afraid to get out of the house, seeing people
      · Dry mouth
      · Mood swings
      · Panic in the middle of the night, bad dreams
      · Obsessive thoughts, trouble concentrating
      · Sugar cravings constantly
      · Weak legs

  31. QUESTION:
    What's the best way to remove window tinting?
    My car has tint in it and I'd like to remove it myself without having all the hassle of leaving it and the bubbles obstruct my vision in my windows. And I'd like to know how to do it myself without having to pay for the removal.

    • ANSWER:
      There are a few different methods, but here's one from a website I found:

      1. Roughly cut two black garbage bags into the shape of your window. Spray the outside of your window with soapy water, then cover it with one of the black trash bags. Smooth out the plastic, try to leave no bubbles or pockets of air.

      2. Protect all inside surfaces near the window with a tarp: speakers, rear light, and upholstered surfaces, then spray the entire window film with undiluted ammonia. Undiluted ammonia has a strong smell. It is recommended that you hold your breath or wear a face mask. Ammonia fumes can be harmful and different individuals will respond differently to exposure to the fumes.

      3. While the ammonia is still wet, trap the ammonia against the window tint with your other trash bag or plastic wrap. Park your car with the window with the tint you’re trying to remove facing the sun for an hour or so, to soften the tint’s adhesive. You can accelarate the process with the hairdryer, just set it to high temperature and high fan speed and heat all the window thoroughly. Be careful though, as you’re heating much quicker then just the sun, you’ll need to add more moisture. Most window tint is constructed of multiple layers of film. When left under the hot sun, the black garbage bags will absorb the heat, helping the window tin film to peel off in one piece.

      4. Begin to peel of the tint film. You can use your fingernails or a razor to start peeling off the film from the corner of the window. Be careful not to cut the defroster lines. Keep spraying with the ammonia to keep the film moiseter. Use a razor blade to scrape off any of the leftover tint.

      5. Remove any residual adhesive with ammonia and very fine steel wool (if it’s too coarse it can scratch your glass or break your defroster/antenna lines), then wipe the surface with a cloth or paper towel before it dries. Remove the exterior trash bag, and clean the window thoroughly with glass cleaner.

      Hope that helps mate.

      -Aidan.

  32. QUESTION:
    Can you get lung cancer from 5 years of smoking?
    I'm asking this because I've had a cough for about a week. It seems like a dry cough. I get this tickle in my throat when causes me to cough.
    What are my chances of getting primary lung cancer from smoking for 5 years?

    I smoke maybe a pack a day. It hasn't been a pack a day for 5 years though.

    BTW, im 19.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi Ethan:
      Did you know you can even get lung cancer from Second hand
      smoke with out ever smoking a day in your life.
      I had small cell carcinoma in my left lung and I don't smoke.

      Your 19 your young Quit now Don't wait till it is too late.

      (did you know they put ammonia in some brands of cigarettes.
      if you did not smoke you could probably smell it.)

      PS lung cancer does hurt and it hurts to take a breath, when you
      lay down at night your lung feels like it weighs a ton as well as
      it is hard to take a breath so you feel like you are going to
      drown.
      Think about what I wrote If I could I would even show you the scar
      where they took out my left lung. Not Pretty.

  33. QUESTION:
    Is there any way to make anus NOT smell?
    Basically I'm asking this because of oral sex.. I've duck down to reach for things or wtv while naked and I can smell butt. Lol not fecal smell or ammonia or anything, just smells like butt and I THINK this smell was more noticeable after having hemmoroids. Anyway, even when I take a shower, wipe well and whatnot, it still smells. (the bacteria causes the smell I'm guessing but am I just being paranoid? Does everyone's butt smell like butt? Lol)

    • ANSWER:
      I use a shower scrubbie and I put a lot of soap on it and wash it really good, and I shave around my butthole, idk if that helps with the smell, but I've never had complaints! I've actually been complimented on how clean I am around that area.
      I think there's powder you can put on it to make it not smell too, and wear cotton undies so it can breath and can prevent sweating and smell.

  34. QUESTION:
    If blood results and urine results are good means u r kidney functioning is good?
    or one need to worry.

    ammonia smell in the breathe bothers, using lot of tablets can be because of those or what.
    But all the blood report and endoscopy test and urine reports are good. My doctor says no problem

    • ANSWER:
      If your doctor is not worried, then you shouldn't worry. For the bad breath, maybe you need to work with your dentist to see if you have any peridontal disease that may be causing this odor.

  35. QUESTION:
    What is the safest place to keep a hamster?
    I have a pet cat and i am about to get two new female dwarf hamsters. We have had mice before and had a few problems with our cat coming into my room and taking apart our cage to get at the mice (he can open the door). We have had an idea that we could put the cage on a high self and then put a glass frame over it (and drill some holes so they can breath) so the cat cannot get to it. is this a good idea?

    • ANSWER:
      I have mice and 2 cats and a dog and a niece and nephew so what I do is put my mice on a really high shelf where they cannot be reached. I keep the door to my room closed because just other animals around will stress the mice (in your case hamster) out because they smell them.

      Just make sure you put them in an area that is not high traffic, minimal wind, and somewhere that your cat cannot get to. If you can keep them in a room where you can close the door that would be good too.

      As for the glass idea, maybe try something that is more breathable like mesh wire sheet or somthing. Glass will really cut down on airflow and the ammonia in the urine builds up and can give them lung damage.

  36. QUESTION:
    Is my red paradise fish sleeping?
    I have a red paradise fish that I have had for the last 4-5 months and ever since I set up my aquarium. I bought it for 5 dollars at my local family owned pet store. The whole 5 months I've had it, it has either been swimming around, or on its side ontop of the gravel. I didn't think fish could sleep. I showed my friends, and they were amazed. Also, if u bump my floor, it feels the movement and "wakes up" and swims to the top for air. When I bought it, the pet store told me that it doesn't use it's gills primarily, and will breath through its mouth from time to time.

    • ANSWER:
      Paradise fish are perhaps the first exotic aquarium fish after goldfish introduced into Europe in 1869. One of the reasons was their toleration of temperatures down to even 65 F or a little lower. They are also very tough fish. They survive in conditions that would kill almost any other fish.

      Your fish sounds like it is suffering from either ammonia or nitrate poisoning. Exactly which fish waste is poisoning it is probably academic. Very likely your water is profoundly polluted. Have you ever done a partial water change?

      By the way, do not feed your fish until the water has been changed and the gravel purged of dirt.

      If you have a 3 in 1 test kit or can take a water sample to a shop where they test water for a nominal fee, see what is in your water. Your ammonia & nitrites should test 0 PPM (parts per million) & your
      nitrates should be under 20 PPM. Bet there is a big difference. :)

      What you should do now is remove the paradise fish and the water in the top half of your aquarium to a safe, covered, soap-less plastic or glass container or even one of those buckets. You might even treat that water with the water conditioner, because it will temporarily bond with some of the toxins in your water.

      If there is gravel in your tank, it is probably amazingly full of dirt & fecal material. If you don't have a 5-gallon, clean smelling, plastic bucket (under ) from the hardware store, please get one. Having 2 buckets give you a place to temporally put the fish in some water in a warmish spot not on the floor.

      Empty the gravel into a bucket or place the almost empty tank where you can add a little water, but lift & empty the tank. Add some water and stir the gravel. Pour the dirty water down the toilet. (Maybe play some favorite music, this may take some time.) Rinse the gravel and drain until the water is running clean. Rinse the tank of all gunk. Clean with a new paper towel.

      Fill the tank with Luke-warm water. Treat the tanks water. Put the sponge filter (also mercilessly squeezed & cleaned) or an airstone in there, running. Cover the paradise fish container. Store it near the tank.

      Tomorrow, pour water out of the paradise fish container until it is just covered. Gently add that much new water. Because the new water's chemistry is probably extremely different from the fish's water, leave the water 30-60 minutes. Then pour half of the water the fish is in off again & again double it with the new water. Do that a 3rd time.And then (ta dah!) pour all of the water the fish is in through a net & into the sink. Gently place the fish in the tank & only then drain the sink.

      Don't feed him the first day.

      Then feed no more than the fish can eat in 1-3 minutes.If it doesn't eat or there is uneaten food, siphon that food out of the tank before it begins rotting, releasing ammonia into the tank & sucking oxygen out of it.

      For partial water changes, start preparing water for those changes as soon as you have re-established the tank. If you do not have a small bottle of an appropriate water conditioner, get one. If you don't have a gravel vacuum (as essential for keeping fish as a leash is essential for keeping a dog) get one. You don't need a huge & expensive one.

      Assuming that you have a 5-gallon tank get a couple of those plastic gallon water jugs at the grocery, if you do not already have them. If you have empties (if you lived near me I'd send some home with you & your folks) fill them up with Luke-warm tap water. Leaving them open in a place about the same temperature as your tank and treat them as per the water conditioner instructions. Leave them open to release noxious gases & absorb a tiny bit of free oxygen.

      In a few days to a week, gravel vacuum up to 50 % of the water out of the tank again. Place the jugs one at a time on top of the tank (maybe upon a piece of thick glass). Add the water gently, perhaps using an piece of airline tubing; You could also put a small, soap-less jar in the tank & slowly pour the new water into that. But the siphon is more gradual.

      Try for 40-50% weekly partial water changes after gravel vacuuming. If you are doing that well, a week can be missed every now & then.

      If the paradise fish is healthy & you are going on vacation, feed it well, do a partial water change, cover the tank, pull the drapes & have fun!

      Healthy paradise fish will eat most foods of the right size. If you have questions on that or planting the tank, ask away in another question.

      Hope your paradise fish makes it & that keeping it is a vastly better experience!

  37. QUESTION:
    I accidentally dumped bleach into a bowl of ammonia?
    I was washing the floor and had a bowl of ammonia next to me, I opened the cupboard and took a bottle of bleach and wasn't thinking and set it next to the ammonia. I turned around and accidentally knocked the bleach over and it spilled the ammonia and the cap came off. Then I smelled a realy strong smell and my eyes burned. That was 10 minuets ago and Im having some troubles breathing. Should I go to the ER ( also I have asthma)

    • ANSWER:
      No its ok go back into the room with the bowl in it and take a deep breath and relax

  38. QUESTION:
    Can you die if ypu smelled a solution like NH4 for 2 sec?
    I was completing a chemistry lab experiment and we were working with ammonium and a bit of chlorine mixed together and heated up and i did as the book told me and smelled it for 2 seconds and now im worried that im going to die. i haven't felt short of breath as of yet and haven't felt any different im really scared can anyone please let me know if i still had the chance of getting ammonia poisoning or if i stopped on time. i would really appreciate it. im super worried.

    • ANSWER:
      You have nothing to worry about. Exposure to chemicals like ammonia and chlorine is strictly 'acute', meaning its effects are immediate. If you didn't have any trouble breathing right after you smelled it, then you will be fine.

      If you want further assurance, check an MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) for ammonia:
      http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/a5472.htm

      Notice how all its effects are immediate. Under 'chronic exposure' (repeated exposure to small amounts), the only effect is dermatitis.

  39. QUESTION:
    I was helping a friend unclog her kitchen sink and it finally unclogged but now we have a problem?
    the water just cleared up really fast and now her basement smells like sewer gas skunk did we break something? it was clogged for a few days
    we were just plunging it little by little

    • ANSWER:
      Do not do what RJ has stated.

      Never combine Bleach with products containing Ammonia.

      This releases Chlorine gas and other harmful chemicals which are dangerous to inhale. Certain mixtures of Bleach and Ammonia can produce a very explosive gas..

      Check all the drains in the basement. If there are any dry drains (no water in the traps), this is where the sewer gas (methane) is coming from.

      To be on the safe side pour 2 or 3 litres of water down each drain to fill the traps.

      Methane gas is not only unhealthy to breath but is also explosive.

  40. QUESTION:
    How do i stop my puppies breath from stinking?

    • ANSWER:
      @Loraine is right, young puppies have puppy breath. I find it an unpleasant ammonia like smell. It goes away as the puppy gets a little older.

  41. QUESTION:
    Does a spoonful of sugar really cure hiccups?
    And why?

    • ANSWER:
      Well for some people it does the trick,there are many ways to cure hiccups,they all work for some people,it is mine over matter?
      =============================
      #1) What is a Hiccup? Hiccups can occur from swallowing air, indigestion, drinking too much alcohol or irritating our diaphragms. When your diaphragm spasms, you experience a quick cough-like inhalation of air and make a small sound - also known as a 'hiccough.'

      How to get rid of hiccups is another issue. People will try many different things to stop an annoying bout of hiccups. You have to try a few different methods out for yourself to discover which ones work best for you.

      Traditional Remedies
      * Have someone scare you by shouting Boo. The idea is that when you surprise someone, the air that you swallowed comes back out when you are exhilarated.
      * Try breathing slowly into a paper bag to help relax your diaphragm.
      * Drink a glass of water upside down to completely relax your body.
      * Eat a teaspoon of dry sugar.

      These are all folk remedies, but have worked for many people.
      Use Your Body
      * Stick your fingers in your ears. Obviously, you'll want to do this in private so that people won't think you're a crazy person - but if you stick your fingers in your ears for about 30 seconds, your hiccups will likely come to an end. You can also press down on the soft spots behind your ears. Pressure on these spots will signal your diaphragm to relax and to stop hiccupping.
      * Stick your tongue out. By sticking your tongue out as far as you can, this will open your throat and allow you to breathe more quietly and smoothly. This will stop your diaphragm from spasming.
      Eat Bread
      * Eat a slice of dry bread slowly and in small bites. Chew each bite carefully and eat the whole slice. Before you know it, your hiccups have ceased.
      Inhale Oils
      * The oils from basil, tarragon and sandalwood are known as remedies for hiccups. Inhale the oil directly from the bottle and your hiccups will disappear. You may also dab a clean tissue with the oil and breathe in the smell.
      Drink Herbs
      * Some naturopathic physicians say that dill leaf tea can cure hiccups. Mix a teaspoon of dill leaf with a cup of boiled water. Strain out the leaves and drink the liquid slowly. The dill leaf herb creates an equal balance in the oxygen levels in your blood and your diaphragm and will get rid of hiccups.
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      Hiccups Causes The vagus nerve impulse pattern in the throat causes spasms of the diaphragm which lead to a case of hiccups. By interrupting this pattern many people have success stopping hiccups. This is probably why very sweet or tart remedies seem to work well.

      Remedies

      Folk

      Anise seed (for infants) Pour a cupful of boiling water over a teaspoonful of anise seeds; steep; give the baby one or two teaspoonful. It often cures immediately. Nursing the baby will frequently stop the hiccups, too.

      Apple cider vinegar Slowly sip a glass of warm water mixed with one teaspoon of vinegar. Works better when the water is drunk from the far side of the glass.

      Baking soda (bicarbonate of soda) Mix two teaspoonful of baking soda, two teaspoonful of aromatic spirits of ammonia with four ounces of peppermint water. Dose: one tablespoonful; repeat if necessary.

      Breathing Breathe into a small paper bag that is tightly pressed around your mouth. Or try spreading your arms out like a "T" and take a very deep breath. Repeat several times. Or try taking a deep breath and holding it as long as you can.

      Chamomile Put 1 drop of chamomile essential oil in a brown paper bag; hold bag over nose and mouth; breathe in and out slowly and deeply through the nose.

      Camphor Mix three drops of spirits of Camphor in half a glassful of water and drink.

      Collar bones Put strong pressure on the collar bones.

      Honey Take a teaspoon of honey.

      Ice Eat or suck on a piece of ice.

      Lemon Mix the juice of one lemon in half a glass of water; drink; repeat if the first drink didn't stop the hiccups.

      Lemon/salt Put a teaspoonful of salt on half a lemon and then suck the juice out of the lemon.

      Lemon/bitters Eat a slice of lemon which has been soaked in angostura bitters.

      Orange Drink the juice from 1/2 an orange.

      Peanut butter Eat 1 teaspoon of peanut butter.

      Pepper, red Pour a half pint of boiling water over a quarter of a red pepper; steep; drink a wineglassful. If no red pepper is available, use five drops of tincture of Capsicum in a tablespoonful of water.

      Pineapple juice Take a few rapid swallows of canned pineapple juice. Repeat hourly if necessary.

      Sugar Cure hiccups by placing a teaspoon of sugar on the tongue and washing it down with a glass of cold water. Another sugar remedy suggests swallowing it dry.

      Sugar/lemon Soak a cube of sugar in fresh lemon juice and let it dissolve in your mouth.

      Tartar, cream of Add 1/3 teaspoon of cream of tartar to 8 oz. of warm water; drink 2 tablespoons at a time on an empty stomach.

      Water Drinking water in various fashions has been an age-old cure. Here are several variations. Plug your ears and drink a glass of ice cold water; or slowly sip a cup of warm water; sip a cup of warm water with honey in it. For infants: hiccups usually disappear in 5-10 minutes. If hiccups do not disappear, give the baby a bottle of sugar water. Mix one-quarter teaspoon of sugar with four ounces of water.
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  42. QUESTION:
    Can a fish or any aquatic animal drown?
    seriously, i've always wondered this, is it possible for a fish to drown in water? and if you pee in a fish tank, will the fish die?

    • ANSWER:
      In order to drown, the fish would have to suffocate to death. A fish would suffocate if it can't breath, meaning it's gills would have to be covered so that water is not being pushed through.

      If you pee in a fishtank, firstly, that's just gross and would probably require psychological counseling. But yes, urine has ammonia among other things in it which can be toxic for fish. It really depends on how good of a tank cycle you have going. Either way though, that wouldn't prevent the tank from smelling like urine, and that's just nasty.

  43. QUESTION:
    is there a disease that makes it feel like there is poison in your breath? My mouth has strong taste?
    my mouth has a strong taste, like poison and I don't know why. There is no change to my dental hygiene routine in case you want to know. Just recently this strong poisonous taste.

    • ANSWER:
      that is very interesting. i don't know what it really does mean in the eye of a medical practitioner, but if u r suffering from this bad breath it is known medically as halitosis. for halitosis there are so many reasons. just check it out: -
      IN GENERAL
      1. Certain foods like garlic, onions etc.
      2. Alcohol (do u drink regularly?)
      3. Smoking (r u a smoker?)
      4. Psychogenic halitosis - anxiety about halitosis often without actually having it. (r us sure u don't have it?)

      DENTAL CONDITIONS
      1. Poor dental hygiene
      2. Dental disorders
      3. Tooth decay
      4. Dental plaque
      5. Tooth abscess
      6. Tooth infections (type of Dental conditions)
      7. Gingivitis
      8. Gum disease
      9. Periodontitis
      10. Dentures
      r u sure u don't have any of these problems?

      MOUTH CONDITIONS
      1. Pyorrhea alveolaris
      2. Dry mouth
      3. Mouth breathing
      4. Mouth ulcers
      5. Oral cancer
      6. Pharynx cancer
      7. Larynx cancer

      THROAT CONDITIONS
      1. GERD
      2. Throat infection (see Sore throat)
      3. Tonsillitis
      4. Chronic tonsillitis
      5. Adenoiditis
      6. Pharyngeal pouch
      7. Achalasia
      8. Esophageal stricture
      check these things out by some ENT specialsist or gastroenterologist.

      NASAL CONDITIONS
      1. Chronic sinusitis
      2. Atrophic rhinitis
      3. Postnasal drip
      4. Catarrh
      5. Certain infections of the respiratory system including:
      6. Respiratory tract infections (type of Nosocomial infections)
      7. Lung infection
      8. Sinusitis
      9.Catarrh
      10. Certain chronic lung diseases
      11.Bronchiectasis
      12. Cystic fibrosis
      13. Lung abscess
      14. Tuberculosis

      OTHER CONDITIONS
      Certain metabolic or hormonal disorders:
      Liver disorders
      Liver failure - causes sweet-smelling breath.
      Acidosis
      Diabetes
      Diabetic ketoacidosis - a life-threating condition causing a characteristic fruity or acetone breath odor.
      Uremia - breath smells urine-like or ammonia-like.
      Kidney failure - causing uremia and ammonia-like or urine-like breath odor.
      Stomach disorders
      Certain types of poisoning
      Certain drugs

      B sure u don't have any of these conditions. Plz consult ur consultant physician for a proper evaluation.

  44. QUESTION:
    My roomates fish tanks smell bad like rotten eggs what can I do?

    • ANSWER:
      What you should do is to first of all, put an air freshener in the room. Remember not to put the freshener near the fish because it might breath the acids and die, which won't be a happy moment for the owner. Then, take the fish out and put it into a small fish bowl with clean water. Clean out the fish take with anti-bacterial soap and rinse it thoroughly. Put in new pebbles and clean the fish's "furniture". After wards, put the fish in the clean fish tank and tell the owner to clean it at least every month or else the fish will die.
      If this is not the case, then you should buy a new fish tank and ask an employee there to help the owner on how to keep the fish tank from smelling like rotten eggs. I would probably go to Pet mart for the best info.
      If both of those aren't the case, the fish might be dead, or it's giving birth to baby fish, I don't the baby fish is right, but it could happen.
      I hope my info will work! Love, Sweet Kiss! That's moi!!!
      P.S.Fish put off a high ammonia level from their urine and if it is a small fish tank it does not take long for the ammonia to build up. I prefer you get rid of the fish your roommate asks, ask him first!, and get some nice tetras. You will probably like them better. You should ask the owner to get a new carbonated filter, it will work better too.

  45. QUESTION:
    Do Pollution in Florida influence the color of the beaches?
    Do pollution in Florida influence the COLOR of the water on beaches in Florida?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, and most of the pollution comes from the hotels, and the detergents and chemicals used for cleaning that destroys the plant life, because of their septic systems, leading out to sea..while i was there about about 5 years ago, they experience a red tide, and that was plant life washed up on the beaches, that had turned red, and smelled so much like ammonia that you could not stand to breath, and the bars along the beach had to keep their doors closed, and people were unable to walk, or sit out on the beach, and this is what they explained to me had happened..and since fish live off the plant life in the ocean, it had to have a dramatic effect on that, and in turn effect us in other ways then just trying to breath the air..it was a pretty sad vacation to see that happen to say the least, and a difficult problem for the local people and business owner's..and i haven't been there since.

  46. QUESTION:
    Living near gas turbine power plant?
    Hi, The ACT government is planning to build a gas fired power plant within 1km of a residential area. The 'study' has shown that there will no fumes to smell, no health effects and no noise above background noise. I would like to hear from people who live near gas turbine power plants - is the above really possible?
    Yeh the 'Hume' cover up has worked a treat!
    How noisey is background noise in Las Vegas. While here it is stated as 38db but in reality it is about 10?. There is nothing to hear at night. What is your guesstimate of real db North Las Vegas?

    • ANSWER:
      I work at a combined-cycle gas turbine power plant in the US (being bought out by an Australian company). It is in an area zoned industrial in the middle of a metropolitan area of 2 million people, and in the spring of 2009 a development company is building a market complex with 860 domestic units (some single resident houses, some townhouses, some apartments) right across the street. http://www.dunbarcommercial.com/images/BRO%20The%20District%20at%20Desert%20Star.pdf

      It is entirely possible to reduce the noise so that it is no louder than background noise outside of the property boundaries of the power plant, under normal operating conditions. If steam pressure relief valves lift (rare) there will be noise that you will be able to hear 1km away. This is not a hazard for the public.

      Since they are using natural gas as a fuel you will not smell anything. The emissions from burning natural gas is water vapor, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and oxides of nitrogen (NOx). CO is reduced by the use of a catalyst in the exhaust gas path just like the catalytic convertor on a vehicle. NOx, a major component to smog, is reduced by injecting ammonia into the gas path upsteam of another catalyst converting NOx and the ammonia to N2 (78% of the air we breath) and water vapor.

      The ammonia used to reduce NOx is the only item of concern for the general public and we, the power plant, have engineering controls and procedures in place safely transferring ammonia and for dealing with an unplanned ammonia release.

      Not only do I work at this kind of power plant but I rent a house nearby and am building a house about 2 miles away. 4 of the 20 employees at this plant live within 3 miles, as do thousands of people who have no idea this plant exists. The plant is within 5 miles of the north end of the Las Vegas Strip.

      EDIT - The joint study of the power plant and developer has a background noise on the side of the common street where the residential buildings will be built at under 65db. That's not to say it is that loud but it is under that. The power plant does not add to that background noise at less than 30 metres away. If you have a background as low as you say you may be able to detect a background din. This is assuming they have the same engineering design that keeps my plant unassuming.

  47. QUESTION:
    what actually makes cigarettes addicting?
    my smoking fluctuates i know i can quite if i want i don't to much want to i do want to slow down though.

    • ANSWER:
      STOP smoking. The nicotine inside of the cigarettes keep you hooked, just like how little kids like candy because its sugary and ADDICTING. I'm glad you're trying to "slow down", at least...but you should really quit. Do you know why? Read this:

      A cigarette contains about 4000 chemicals, many of which are poisonous. Some of the worst ones are:
      Nicotine: a deadly poison
      Arsenic: used in rat poison
      Methane: a component of rocket fuel
      Ammonia: found in floor cleaner
      Cadmium: used in batteries
      Carbon Monoxide: part of car exhaust
      Formaldehyde: used to preserve body tissue
      Butane: lighter fluid
      Hydrogen Cyanide: the poison used in gas chambers
      Every time you inhale smoke from a cigarette, small amounts of these chemicals get into your blood through your lungs. They travel to all the parts of your body and cause harm.

      What do all these chemicals do to my body?
      As you might imagine, even small amounts of the poisonous chemicals in cigarettes can do bad things to your body. Here are some facts about what smoking cigarettes does to you:
      Smoking makes you smell bad, gives you wrinkles, stains your teeth, and gives you bad breath.
      Smokers get 3 times more cavities than non-smokers.
      Smoking lowers your hormone levels.
      When smokers catch a cold, they are more likely than non-smokers to have a cough that lasts a long time. They are also more likely than non-smokers to get bronchitis and pneumonia.
      Teen smokers have smaller lungs and a weaker heart than teen non-smokers. They also get sick more often than teens who don't smoke.
      What happens to my lungs when I smoke?
      Every time you inhale smoke from a cigarette, you kill some of the air sacks in your lungs, called alveoli. These air sacks are where the oxygen that you breathe in is transferred into your blood. Alveoli don't grow back, so when you destroy them, you have permanently destroyed part of your lungs. This means that you won't do as well in activities where breathing is important, like sports, dancing, or singing.

      Smoking paralyzes the cilia that line your lungs. Cilia are little hairlike structures that move back and forth to sweep particles out of your lungs. When you smoke, the cilia can't move and can't do their job. So dust, pollen, and other things that you inhale sit in your lungs and build up. Also, there are a lot of particles in smoke that get into your lungs. Since your cilia are paralyzed because of the smoke and can't clean them out, the particles sit in your lungs and form tar.

      I know smoking is bad for me, but I really like it.
      Many teens like the feeling that smoking gives them. This good feeling is from the nicotine in the cigarettes. Some teens think smoking will help them lose weight or stay thin. Many teens also feel like smoking gives them a sense of freedom and independence, and some smoke to feel more comfortable in social situations. If this sounds like you, you should stop and think about whether the things you like about smoking are really worth the risks.
      Nicotine can make you feel good, but is feeling good (a feeling you can also get from healthy activities like playing sports) really worth all the bad things cigarettes do to you? If you smoke, you'll get sick more often. You also have the chance of getting lung cancer or emphysema, which will make you really sick for a long time before you die. If you are very sick, that good feeling from nicotine won't seem so important anymore.
      Smoking doesn't really help people lose weight. If that were true, every smoker would be thin.
      Smoking lowers your hormone levels.
      Do you think that smoking is a sign that you can do what you want? That you are in control of your life?
      Think about it this way: When you decide to start smoking, you are doing exactly what tobacco companies want you to do. They spend millions of dollars every year on advertising to try to get new people, especially teens, to smoke. Once they have you hooked, THEY are controlling YOU. You are forced to buy their products in order to support your addiction. Do you really want a big corporation controlling your life and telling you how to spend your money?

      Why should I stop smoking if I'm not addicted?
      Many people don't realize they are addicted to smoking. They think they can easily quit any time they want. But when they try, they forget it is extremely difficult. Unfortunately, it is very easy to get addicted. Cigarettes are just as addictive as cocaine or heroin. Even if you only smoke one or two cigarettes a day and even if you've never bought a pack of cigarettes yourself, you are at risk. Stressful situations or hanging out with friends who smoke might cause you to smoke more and become addicted. Try going a whole week without smoking at all. If you find this difficult, you are probably addicted to cigarettes.

      Hope I helped. Please understand that this is your life. It might be difficult now, but imagine how much more difficult it will be 20 years from now...for yourself, your friends, and your family.

  48. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever had discharge smell like ammonia?
    I had ababy 9months ago and since then my underwear frequently smell like ammonia.. it is so strange. I have been embarrased to ask anyone but I did ask my bf today and she said she heard that when you have a brain tummor certain things smell like amonia.. I am freaking out! Also I have changed my laudry detergent thinking thats what it was but its not that... please answer seriously.. no jerky answers.

    • ANSWER:
      It is probably not discharge. It is probably urine. Sometimes after a woman has a baby she will have stress incontinence. It is very very common and nothing to be ashamed of. My daughter has recurrent UTI's.(urinary tract infections) Her urine smells so strong of ammonia sometimes it will take your breath away. She has a condition that causes this. Be very aware of any symptoms you may overlook. Does it hurt when you urinate? Do you sometimes feel the urge to go yet when you try only a little bit of urine comes out? Abdominal pain? Pain around your urethra? Burn when urinating? Overly strong smelling urine or brighter in color or darker in color. These could be symptoms of a UTI. Also notice if you pee a little when you cough or sneeze and that could be a sign of the stress incontinence. Go to the doctor and get checked out. In the meantime drink water and lots of it and water with fresh lemon or cranberry juice. These will lubricate the urinary tract and help rid it of infection. Better to go to the doctor, though. Good luck.

  49. QUESTION:
    Is it weird to like the smell of bleach, ammonia, and gasoline?
    Not in the same place I am aware bleach and ammonia make mustard gas
    I did say not used together right read details before you answer

    • ANSWER:
      Well I like the smells but I would try to stay away from then.They are toxic to breath in!

  50. QUESTION:
    what effects does human urine smell/odor have if a baby breaths the air affected?
    A baby that is 2 yrs old sleeps in a room with an 8 yr old that wets the bed and the room smells terrible.

    • ANSWER:
      Probably none. After all, a baby probably spends more time smelling its own urine than anything else in the first couple of years of life.

      As far as the smell of the room, the best solution is to get rid of the urine-stained mattress (if it's been soaked through repeatedly, it'll be almost impossible to get all of the smell out), and then protect the new mattress with a plastic sheet so that future bedwetting episodes won't wet the mattress at all. Simply wiping down the plastic cover each time you wash and replace the sheets will eliminate any lingering smell. If a new mattress isn't in your budget, though, cleaning the old one as thoroughly as you can with vinegar and/or lemon juice should help to neutralize some of the urine smell. The smell of urine comes mainly from ammonia, which is a base, so cleaning it with an acidic substance can work wonders.

      Good luck, and please don't take this out on your 8 yr old -- he can't help wetting the bed, his bladder just hasn't grown quickly enough to keep up with the rest of his body.

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