I have recently started to learn how to cook. Whenever I am trying to make a chapati or to cook a vegetable, I start experiencing an acute headache, most likely because of the steam or maybe the flame in burner gas stove, though I am not sure and that's the very reason I have posted it here. Also, if this is the case, what can I do to avoid such headaches. I don't have any kind of other medical issues apart from having dust allergy.

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  • This is touching towards medical advice/hacks, which we don't do. But you might get better responses/aid if you go to either cooking.stackexchange.com which is closer related to cooking (or possibly outdoors.stackexchange.com related to gas issues) – holroy Aug 18 '15 at 10:57
  • Yes, "headaches while cooking" is not an normal, everyday occurrence. It would be very irresponsible to start hacking up a solution where an unexplored medical or health issue may be involved. – Robert Cartaino Aug 18 '15 at 14:26
  • Yes, I understand that now. I have posted this question on other site. – Jony Agarwal Aug 18 '15 at 14:28
  • is there an option for a personal chat here? – Jony Agarwal Aug 18 '15 at 14:29

Try running the stove for a few minutes without a pan on the burner. If you still get a headache: you may be experiencing carbon monoxide poisoning. In this case, you need to massively increase the ventilation in your kitchen.

  • it might be off-topic but could only the water vapour cause headache? – Jony Agarwal Aug 18 '15 at 14:25
  • I'm not a medical professional, but that seems unlikely. Do you get headaches when you walk in the rain? – Hobbes Aug 18 '15 at 15:31

If the steam is causing problems get a fan and increase the ventilation. If the gas stove is causing the problem check for Carbon Monoxide.

Either way, I would recommend getting some ventilation.

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