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What to do when you inhale too much bleach from cleaning

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Dr. Donald Elton
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Bleach: This can cause bronchitis, asthma symptoms, or even pneumonitis

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Inhaling bleach: Bleach is a respiratory irritant. It releases chlorine gas at the cell level. Chlorine gas is a direct cell toxin. It will cause coughing can cause ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Get fresh air: and flood your body with 8-10 glasses of fluid daily.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Okay to keep feeding: Make sure you get some fresh air and are in a well ventilated area, but smelling the fumes of bleach for a short period of time won't do anything to y... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Sure: The fumes of bleach can be dangerous if inhaled too greatly. Assure you have adequate ventilation when working with bleach and if you are going to wo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Rinse nose out: You may wish to try rinsing your nose out with water. The sensation will disappear on its own, but rinsing out the nose may hasten the process.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Should pass: If you only smelled it, be patient. It will pass.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Bleach fumes: Call the National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222 for advice about your bleach fume exposure. Ventilate area meantime. Wait on Klonopin (clonaze... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Pneumonitis?: If you have not been wearing a mask as you have been using the bleach, you may have developed a pneumonitis, and inflammation of the lungs related to ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Hot water and bleach: What is your status now? if still coughing (more than 15 minute to 1/2 hour) go to ER/urgent care immediately as the cough is a bronchospasm equivale... Read More

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