mucous membrane irritation

mucous membrane irritation,

n 1. inflammation and pain of the mucous membranes. Often caused by ingestion or inhalation of mold, dust, or chemical vapors.
2. side effect of some essential oils that contain higher phenol or aldehyde levels.
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Those who work in buildings which are constantly being pumped with cool air may also experience constant mucous membrane irritation and breathing difficulties.
Inhaling the musty, mouldy odour over an extended period can result in headaches, watery eyes and mucous membrane irritation.
Prolonged inhalation may lead to mucous membrane irritation, fatigue, drowsiness, dizziness and/or lightheadedness, headache, un-coordination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, gastrointestinal disturbances, blurred vision, coughing, choking, difficulty with speech, central nervous system depression, intoxication, tightness of chest, anesthetic effect or narcosis, difficulty of breathing, allergic response, asthmatic reaction, tremors, abnormal blood pressure, severe respiratory tract irritation, severe lung irritation or damage, liver damage, kidney damage, pulmonary edema, pneumoconiosis, loss of consciousness, cyanosis, respiratory failure, asphyxiation, death.
These include mucous membrane irritation, allergies and asthma, cardiopulmonary effects, and cancer.
But if ingested in large quantities, it can cause respiratory, skin, eye and mucous membrane irritation.
Combined chlorine, an ineffective sanitizer, causes eye and mucous membrane irritation and the so-called "chlorine odor" associated with poorly maintained pools.
Complaints range from skin and mucous membrane irritation to multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome.
None of the children of these concerned parents had reported skin, eye, lung, or mucous membrane irritation symptoms.
The cell walls of most fungi contain glucons that act as inflammatory agents and can cause mucous membrane irritation, dry cough, and itching skin.
Ozone-linked indoor pollutants may contribute to "sick building syndrome"; studies have found that chemicals present at odorous but nontoxic concentrations cause headaches, mucous membrane irritation, dizziness, and irritability, and reduce productivity and raise stress.
Because many air pollutants stimulate both the olfactory and trigeminal apparatus simultaneously, special care must be exercised in ascribing an individual's responses in a given testing protocol to olfaction or mucous membrane irritation alone.