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Bad headache for 3days comes and goes. Fatigued used cleaning products to clean bathroom bleach and pine sol throbbing help?

Bad headache for 3days comes and goes. Fatigued used cleaning products to clean bathroom bleach and pine sol throbbing help?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and advil and get some sleep. You can also call your doctor and possibly get a stronger painkiller to break the pain cycle. ...Read more

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I cleaned a bathroom with bleach and my lungs feel a bit stiff. Will this go away with water and rest?

I cleaned a bathroom with bleach and my lungs feel a bit stiff. Will this go away with water and rest?

See below: Chlorine in bleach may have irritated lungs. If have difficulty breathing/wheezing/coughing, see fp or pulmonologist to make sure u didn't cause permanent damage. Always ventilate area well (exhaust fan/open window) when using bleach. ...Read more

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Is using cleaning products such as bleach okay during pregnancy? I just cleaned my bathroom with bleach and pine sol I used gloves and had a fan.

Is using cleaning products such as bleach okay during pregnancy? I just cleaned my bathroom with bleach and pine sol I used gloves and had a fan.

Ok: You should be fine. It sounds like you took reasonable precautions with the cleaning materials so your exposure was minimal. Continue to take good care of yourself during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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My dad is cleaning in the bathroom with bleach. I went to go use the bathroom for a couple of minutes being in those fumes. Should I be okay?

Bleach: As long as you feel OK now, you'll probably be fine. If you notice any type of symptoms afterwards, be sure you are away from the bleach. You always do you have the option of calling poison control or going to the emergency room if you feel that you need to, although it sounds to me as though it will not likely be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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I cleaned the bathroom w/ a bleach cleaner; now my lungs hurt. What could they do for me at the hospital, if I were to go???

I cleaned the bathroom w/ a bleach cleaner; now my lungs hurt. What could they do for me at the hospital, if I were to go???

They can check how: Much damage there is to see if you need medical intervention. In the meantime - leave that bathroom - it will need to be completely aired out. ...Read more

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I was cleaning the bathroom with thick bleach and the fumes burned my eyes and I inhaled some and all I can taste and smell is bleach, help?

Fumigate: This can be serious bleach burns are far worse than acid burns. Fumigate and irritate. Then consider a md visit. ...Read more

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I cleaned my bathroom with undiluted bleach several hours ago and now my eyes and nostrils burn. Should I be concerned?

I cleaned my bathroom with undiluted bleach several hours ago and now my eyes and nostrils burn. Should I be concerned?

Don't do it again!: Bleach ned to get diluted! And never wear contact lenses when using bleach! Use some artificial tears to soothe the eyes. If not better by tomorrow, see an ophthalmologist. Likely there is nothing to worry about! ...Read more

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Do store bought bleach or bleach cleaners cause cancer. If you use them every day to clean bathroom please help?

Do store bought bleach or bleach cleaners cause cancer. If you use them every day to clean bathroom please help?

No: There's no reason to think these cause cancer if used as directed. Anyone can publish any kind of scare story, and you can make anything cause cancer in a bad study, but if it were a real risk, the research piranhas at the NIH wouldn't allow the stuff to be used there. ...Read more

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Cleaned toilet w bleach, later went to bathroom it turned my urin blood red! Cleaned before not had this. Should I be worried?

Cleaned toilet w bleach, later went to bathroom it turned my urin blood red! Cleaned before not had this. Should I be worried?

Depends: If you are sure your urine was clear/yellow before it mixed with the water in the bowl there is nothing to worry about. But there is a good chance the bleach had nothing to do with this and your urine has blood in it. Probably best to have it checked by a physician if you are not sure or you have other symptoms like burning or pain when urinating. ...Read more

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I clean a lot with bleach.... I tend to isolate myself in the bathroom with the smell of it and other supplies unventilated. Is it harmful to me?

I clean a lot with bleach.... I tend to isolate myself in the bathroom with the smell of it and other supplies unventilated. Is it harmful to me?

Yes, absolutely!: Chlorine bleach is corrosive and can even damage metals. Its toxic fumes can cause respiratory problems, asthma flares, headaches and vomiting. It is especially hazardous - even deadly - when mixed with ammonia, vinegar or any other acid-type cleaning material. And these fumes are especially dangerous to children.You must get ventilation and limit your exposure when using bleach. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Should you still take a bath after a mop was put in the tub to clean the floor and you use bathroom cleaner and bleach on the tub?

Should you still take a bath after a mop was put in the tub to clean the floor and you use bathroom cleaner and bleach on the tub?

Yes: The cleaning solutions are water soluble so just give it a thorough rinsing first. If you suffer from contact dermatitis, consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my bathroom using comet with bleach and the works cleaner. Now I have a cough and a wheeze. Kind of a squeak when I exhale.

I was cleaning my bathroom using comet with bleach and the works cleaner. Now I have a cough and a wheeze. Kind of a squeak when I exhale.

Irritation: You likely irritated the mucosa of your respiratory system. Those are some harsh chemicals. You should always make sure the area is well ventilated and that you wear gloves, mask, and eye protection when using products like those. It should get better with time. If you feel you are getting worse and begin having difficulty breathing, then go directly to the Emergency room. ...Read more

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I inhaled to much chlorine while washing the bathroom with bleach and I am having difficulty breathing. I cleaned it in a closed room.

I inhaled to much chlorine while washing the bathroom with bleach and I am having difficulty breathing. I cleaned it in a closed room.

It is imperative: That you leave the bathroom and get fresh air (out doors). Chlorine is denser than air -so don't lie in a low area. Seek medical care as soon as possible. In the United States - we usually have the fire department enter the room first to ensure that cause of chlorine gas is removed and that area is properly ventilated. ...Read more

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I cleaned my bathroom and kitchen with bleach 3 hours ago and I am now having trouble breathing without coughing. I need advice please.

I cleaned my bathroom and kitchen with bleach 3 hours ago and I am now having trouble breathing without coughing. I need advice please.

Go to emergency Room: Inhalation pneumonitis can be a life threatening issue. If you mixed bleach with ammonia this can also be much worse. Please call 911 or go to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Would 5 min of inhaling bleach fumes while I cleaned the bathroom be cause for concern if my baby inhaled it?

Would 5 min of inhaling bleach fumes while I cleaned the bathroom be cause for concern if my baby inhaled it?

Depends: No, assuming you are pregnant and it is YOU who inhaled the bleach. If a baby was actually inhaling it ALSO, you should both go outdoors and get lots of fresh air. If either is having any trouble breathing, noisy breathing or wheezing or drooling, draining, or irritated eyes and it doesn't go away quickly with fresh air, then you should see someone.
Ventilate well always when using bleach. ...Read more

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I cleaned my bathroom yesterday with a lot of bleach. Today I still feel shortness of breath and weak. Is it normal to feel like that?

I cleaned my bathroom yesterday with a lot of bleach. Today I still feel shortness of breath and weak. Is it normal to feel like that?

Chemical Bronchitis: Exposure to the fumes coming from the Clorox - Chlorine probably cause chemical irritation of the lining of the Bronchial tubes inside the lung. Depending on the amount & duration of exposure, you may get a Bronchitis or Pneumonia. Other symptoms include tiredness, , shortness of breath. If your symptoms persist for more than 24 hours, see your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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I inhaled too much zonrox while cleaning bathroom 4 hrs ago I used 1/4 pure bottle of bleach. I had head ache. What can I do to make me feel better?

Fresh are: Get out into the fresh air. The symptoms from the zonrox should abate. You should also change your clothes and shower. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my bathroom and using a cleaner with bleach then my eyes started to water (u didn't get it in my eyes) and my lungs hurt but very mild?

I was cleaning my bathroom and using a cleaner with bleach then my eyes started to water (u didn't get it in my eyes) and my lungs hurt but very mild?

Not serious: Bleach releases chlonine gas which in those concentrations is irritating but will not cause serious harm. The eyes, lungs and nasal passages will react to this level of chlorine but quickly will clear it out and all will normalize Next time have a little better ventilation. ...Read more

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I cleaned my bathroom with a foaming bleach spray cleaner a couple hours ago and I still feel extremely nauseous and light headed. Is that normal?

I cleaned my bathroom with a foaming bleach spray cleaner a couple hours ago and I still feel extremely nauseous and light headed. Is that normal?

Could be: Fumes from that type of product can be very irritation to the airways which can cause you to feel light headed. If it is severe or does not resolve in a couple more hours see a doctor. If you have any trouble breathing call 911. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my bathroom and inhale toilet bowl and bleach. The smell was so strong I had to open the b/r door. I have nausea feeling, no shortness?

Family practice: Although you can have those symptoms with certain inhalents, it usually is not long lasting unless you have multiple exposures. If symptoms persist contact your dr. You can always call poison control. ...Read more

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I was cleaning the bathroom with thick household bleach and my eyes burned for 10 minutes and inhaled some and my nose burned and I can't taste.?

I was cleaning the bathroom with thick household bleach and my eyes burned for 10 minutes and inhaled some and my nose burned and I can't taste.?

Get medical help now: Even airborne bleach can be toxic to the eyes and respiratory track when exposed to high enough concentration for long enough. Alkali chemicals absorb into the mucosa and can do lasting damage. I would seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I just got done cleaning my bathroom & I think I may have inhaled to much bleach. Now my throat feel uncomfortable & im coughing. What should I do?

You may be OK: This will probably clear up. Get fresh air and left the bathroom air out. Theses a small risk that the chorine beach may have caused problems. If it persists see your physician. The risk would increase if you have underlying lung disease or have had reaction to chlorine in the past ...Read more

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Hi! Long story short, my daughter has had a mild cold the past week. Yesterday I cleaned the bathroom with a cleaner containing bleach for 10 min. The door was open. Later on last night my throat was scratchy and now I think have a full blown cold. Stuffe

Hi! Long story short, my daughter has had a mild cold the past week. Yesterday I cleaned the bathroom with a cleaner containing bleach for 10 min. The door was open. Later on last night my throat was scratchy and now I think have a full blown cold. Stuffe

Viral URI: It is very common for the healthiest of people to get a few colds per year. Short of living in a plastic bubble you will be exposed to many viruses and mpre than likely will have a few illnesses per year no matter what precautions you might take ...Read more

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