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inhaling straight clorox bleach fumes

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Heavy Particles: Usually some of what you have mentioned get inhaled as big and heavy particles that either get stuck in the hair of the nose or gets down to the lower ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Chlorine bleach: fumes can be very irritating but a brief exposure will produce only transient symptoms! You should be fine in 24-48 hours! Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Clorox: Clorox is an irritant that can make you cough, but it will not damage your brain cells.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably lungs: It may be due to chemical irritation of the lungs ("pneumonitis"), which can be mild to life threatening, depending on the agent and extent of exposur ... Read More
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A 92-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, but..: Bleach can kill mites but please don't put straight bleach on your skin.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Yes: Bleach fumes are bad for anyone to inhale, a child is especially susceptible.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: You can review the safety data sheet at: https://cdn01-www-thecloroxcompany-com.scdn2.secure.raxcdn.com/wp-content/sds/laundryaids/cloroxbleachgelforl ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Can be: Exposure to bleach fumes can damage upper airway causing caustic burn and resultant edema (swelling) leading to acute respiratory distress if signific ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Noxious fumes: I would suggest you where he goes mask when cleaning these can be obtained at any pharmacy
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Typically a solution of one part chlorox to 9 parts water is sufficient.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Hermann
42 years experience Family Medicine
Minimal: Your body will tell you when too much is too much. While some people can tolerate a lot, some people are highly sensitive and their bodies react at v ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Kasper
53 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye Emergency: Flush the eyes with lots of water. Call an Ophthalmologist or go to the Emergency room immediately. Time is of the essence, to avoid permanent damage ... Read More
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Dr. Camilla Graham
26 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Clorox wipes do not contain bleach. If there is a blood spill, the cdc recommends cleaning it with one part bleach to ten parts water. Wear gloves. Hc ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably: Cannot find any definitive data, but hard to imagine these critters surviving application of bleach. The question is what other effects will the blea ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Minor irritation: Bleach fumes are mostly an irritant to the lung tissues. In very high concentration they can cause damage, but even then the lining of the lungs heals ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
POOL CHLORINE: THE CONCENTRATION OF THE POOL CHLORINE IS SO TINY THAT THERE IS ALMOST NO CHANCE THAT IT WOULD HARM YOUR SKIN.
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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: No, assuming you are pregnant and it is YOU who inhaled the bleach. If a baby was actually inhaling it ALSO, you should both go outdoors and get lots ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Skin Damage: No it is not safe. It is extremely unwise and dangerous.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Hand sanitizer: Yes. Depending on the sanitizer it could be very dangerous.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Clean, but...: If one has bad OCD with obsessive thoughts and compulsive actions, it doesn't matter that the shower water and its vapor are clean... but rather, he m ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Sounds right: If your cough was brief and you are feeling better now, just stay in fresh air and rest for an hour or two. If cough worsens or you become short of b ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Okay to breastfeed: Although the mixture of palmolive soap and chlorox made a bad smell, unlikely to adversely effect you if breastfeeding. In the future do not mix the ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Look up chemistry: Milton disinfectant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_sterilizing_fluid contains sodium hypochlorite, a potent/toxic oxidizing agent. Dettol: http: ... Read More
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