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Doctor insights on: Chlorine Poisoning

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Should I drink water or milk in case of chlorine poisoning and why???

Should I drink water or milk in case of chlorine poisoning and why???

????: If you have time to write this it is unlikely that you already ingested it but if you did - call EMS. If not, don't. It is a miserable irritant. If you ingest chlorine... i.e. bleach or pool chlorine. It will burn up your throat and cause fumes that irritate your lungs. Dilution may help milk or water ok but call EMS and get medical attention. Otherwise don't mess with chlorine. ...Read more

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Could chlorine help heal poison oak?

Could chlorine help heal poison oak?

No: Avoid chlorine over open sores such as with poison oak. This can lead to more irritation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of chemical poisoning caused by cleaning products?

What are the symptoms of chemical poisoning caused by cleaning products?

Chemical specific: Symptoms would generally occur at the time of exposure and would be directly related to the specific chemical - for example ammonia and chlorine are both direct irritants to the respiratory tract. Acids and alkalis are directly irritating to any skin, etc. ...Read more

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Is amalgam mercury poisoning common?

Is amalgam mercury poisoning common?

No: Very controversial subject. Consensus of public health and regulatory bodies is that the mercury in the amalgam is bound to the mixture (called an eutectic) and cannot react in the body and therefore safe. Contrary evidence is anecdotal but there is pressure to limit or Prohibit mercury in dental fillings. ...Read more

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Besides chlorine what other chemicals in a pool can make someone itch?

Besides chlorine what other chemicals in a pool can make someone itch?

Water itself : Interestingly, water itself can be the culprit for dry-itchy skin. Prolonged time in pool can cause the natural oils on the skin to be removed causing dry skin (xerosis) which can cause itch. Limit time in the water then moisturize often (e.g. Baby oil). Hope you are better! ...Read more

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What chemicals in pools besides chlorine can cause iitching?

What chemicals in pools besides chlorine can cause iitching?

Likely most of them: Here is a website's partial list of common chemicals in swimming pool use: chlorine, cyanuric acid, bromine, alternatives to chlorine, ph decreaser(sodium bisulfate), muriatic acid, ph increaser(sodium carbonate), soda ash, hardness increaser, algistat, algaecide, clarifier, enzymes the list is long, and most chemicals can irritate skin, depending on the concentration and the duration of exposure. ...Read more

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Why do they put so much chlorine in public pools? Do I need to use that much at home?

Prevention: To prevent the spread of disease. A public pool will be filled with people with a wide range of hygiene at any given time; and for some, a dip in the public pool may also double as their bathtime! ...Read more

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Can chlorine in a pool irritate your skin?

Can chlorine in a pool irritate your skin?

Yes: While chlorine is generally safe, some people do have sensitivities to its use, particularly in higher concentrations. You may notice skin irritation, itching, or red/irritated eyes after swimming in a pool treated with chlorine or a number of other chemicals. ...Read more

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Its is it bad if chlorine gets into your contacts?

Depends: On the amount of chlorine. Chlorine bleach is bad. Chlorine in tap water isn't. ...Read more

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Can chlorine cure jock itch?

Can chlorine cure jock itch?

Probably not: You're referring to the "chlorine" put in swimming pools, correct? A good topical antifungal such as tolnaftate is much less likely to injure you along with the fungi. ...Read more

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