A 30-year-old female asked:
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Inhaled non water down concentrated lysol vapors.Had a few second cough.Called poison control,was advised to just drink cold water/fresh air.?Thoughts

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience in 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 breath - go for evaluation.
Answered on Nov 1, 2017
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