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i inhaled to much bleach and now i have a sore throat and a cough. what do i do?

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Chemical irritation: This is a chemical irritation to your respiratory tract from the bleach. Here's some things to try: use nasal saline spray every 3-4 hours, warms salt water gargles, throat lozenges, cough syrup, take ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). Drink lots of water and avoid caffeine, alcohol and smoke. If this is not resolving or if you develop fever or shortness of breath see your doctor.

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