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Hello Doctor I Use Olive Oil For Cooking And This

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Posted on Thu, 23 Jun 2022
Question: hello Doctor
I use olive oil for cooking and this morning I was using olive oil on a pan with sweet potatos. But What I did not know was, there were some olive oil on the cooking plate itself by accident(under the pan). So When I turned up the plate, and about 1 minute after, there was smoke coming out. I immediately tried to wipe it off and there was even more smoke. After a few seconds I opened the door and windows. I have always heard about olive oil smoke point can be toxic to inhale - and I just wanted to know if a short happening like this is anything to worry about for me ?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Jolanda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
No it does not cause toxicity for such a short time ,no worries

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome in Ask the Doctor

I can understand your concern

As you explain the situation i do not think that such a short time of inhalation of fume might be toxic to your airways. I can assure you that there are no scientific data until now that shows such damage. I strongly recommend you to ventilate the home by taking the windows and the door open for some hours.
If you don*t feel difficulty in breathing, continuous dry cough or chest pain than no worries. The cough might be in the first minutes of inhalation of a and after it gets better until disappearing.

Hope to have been helpful
Stay safe

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Jolanda (1 hour later)
thank u :)

I have not had any symptoms except being afraid of it being toxic.

So if I don't feel any symptoms, they're probably not gonna happen after a few hours or days ?

thank u
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Jolanda (29 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No for sure

Detailed Answer:
Hi again
No they it be later if they are not present now. No worries

Regards

Dr. Jolanda
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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Hello Doctor I Use Olive Oil For Cooking And This

Brief Answer: No it does not cause toxicity for such a short time ,no worries Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome in Ask the Doctor I can understand your concern As you explain the situation i do not think that such a short time of inhalation of fume might be toxic to your airways. I can assure you that there are no scientific data until now that shows such damage. I strongly recommend you to ventilate the home by taking the windows and the door open for some hours. If you don*t feel difficulty in breathing, continuous dry cough or chest pain than no worries. The cough might be in the first minutes of inhalation of a and after it gets better until disappearing. Hope to have been helpful Stay safe Regards