What are the symptoms of CO poisoning?
It’s worth remembering some symptoms of CO poisoning are similar to viral infections or tiredness, so try not to panic. However, call your doctor if you experience the following:
- Nausea or feeling sick
- Loss of consciousness.
If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning call immediately on
0800 111 999*
Initial stage includes:
- Flu like symptoms, mild headaches, dizziness, weakness, nausea, confusion and increased heart rate.
Second stage includes:
- Conscious but confused, disoriented, and movement difficulties due to extreme weakness.
Third stage includes:
- Unconscious, convulsions, loss of muscle control, slow breathing.
Effects will vary for different individuals depending on the level and duration of exposure, body size and physical condition.
If your symptoms reduce or disappear completely when you’re out of the house, it might be carbon monoxide poisoning. See your doctor if you have any health concerns, or dial 999 in an emergency.