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what to do if clorox is swallowed

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Get medical care: Bleach is not intended to come in contact with the skin, eyes, or other mucous membranes, as it can cause caustic irritation or burns. When bleach is ... Read More
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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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Assuming no clorox: nor other thing that might smell like it. problems in the nose, sinuses even brain can trigger nasal sensations (itching and smells).
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Be cautious: Clorox can be toxic so it would be important to assure all of it was rinsed off of the dishes. Not to mention, if you have infants or even small pets ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Not much: This is a liquid soap and will cause some degree of intestinal discomfort until it is diluted out by your natural digestive processes and either absor ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pablo Cuevas
34 years experience Prosthodontics
Not really: Once you are done brushing your teeth rinse thoroughly and let air dry. Your toothbrush should not be closer than 6 feet from your bathroom toilet. ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Mercurochrome/ H2O2: Although merbromin (organic mercury) in mercurochrome is reported to be benign – you wouldn't catch me putting mercury in my mouth. Sometimes low conc ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Poison Control: If you drank any liquids that are not meant for human consumption, call the poison control hotline or get yourself to the ER ASAP
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Vaginal washes: Vaginal washing, also called douching, is not needed for personal hygiene and can cause problems like introducing bacteria and increasing the risk of ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Should be OK: It should work out all right in the end.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
Probably too late: to do anything about it. Asking on Healthtap is not what I would advise in an emergency = there are poison control center hotlines in every city. If ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Avoidance: The important treatment for irritant triggers such as chlorine is to avoid the substance as much as possible. This can include using using an accepta ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Chew it: Chewing any medication will break it up and help speed absorption. Additionally, many forms of Aspirin have an "enteric coating" which effectively del ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
30 years experience Pediatrics
?: No alternative that I am aware of. I also would use a dye-free & color-free laundry detergent as well. If he is sensitive to softener, he could re ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have missed: your period - taking a pregnancy test should take the guess work out of the situation. Take care.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dale Kristle
39 years experience Gynecology
No: not dangerous
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Chewing tobacco.: A dentist can fully examine your mouth to see if there any lesions which might be related to chewing tobacco.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
48 years experience Addiction Medicine
STOP USING: Despite all those ads showing a fried egg as a depiction of your "brain on drugs," most substances are short-lived and do not 'poison' the brain. What ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Depends : Some peels like the Vi do not require preparation. However some others are better if for a few weeks pre peel you have a regimen of hydroquinone and ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
28 years experience Family Medicine
Enema: I am not familiar with a "to n fro enema", and I am wondering who recommended it. If a doctor recommended it, then they or their staff should explain ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Remove the mold 1st: Simple cleaning with soap and water and treatment with vinegar can remove the mold from visible surfaces.Be thorough. After removal of all visible mol ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Inocencio Candelaria
16 years experience Family Medicine
Smelling will return: check by smelling coffee or other strong fragrance, it should recover over time, talk with your doctor if it persists, I am available for second opini ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Keep clean/monitor: The fire ant bite is unusual in that the mouth parts contaminate the bite with an acid that tends to leave a sterile pustule.Although it can look bad ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
23 years experience Family Medicine
Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause ... Read More
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