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I made a big mistake using a used needle someone clean with bleach. Will I be ok?

I made a big mistake using a used needle someone clean with bleach. Will I be ok?

Not OK: Using someone else's syringe, flushed or not, can expose you to blood borne infections such as hep B, hep C, and HIV. Suggest you see a doctor for testing. Post exposure prophylaxis may be effective if given immediately after the exposure. ...Read more

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Is it safe for pregnant women to clean with bleach?

Is it safe for pregnant women to clean with bleach?

Yes but...: Bleach is safe during pregnancy but the smell of various cleaning products may increase nausea and headaches. A safer alternative would be vinegar and baking soda. ...Read more

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If you sneeze a lot while cleaning with bleach, does that mean you are allergic to it?

Irritant: Bleach is not a recognized allergen. Most likely this type of reaction is more of an irritant reaction. ...Read more

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Cleaned with bleach about 2 hrs ago made me super nauseous and migraine, threw up tiny streak of blood at end. Related? Should I be concerned?

Cleaned with bleach about 2 hrs ago made me super nauseous and migraine, threw up tiny streak of blood at end. Related? Should I be concerned?

Vomiting, migraine: If you were cleaning in an enclosed space, you may have inhaled fumes that triggered symptoms. Always wearing gloves when cleaning with household products. Wear a mask if working in an area that is not well ventilated. You can buy an inexpensive paper one at the local hardware or medical supply store. Take acetaminophen or migraine meds. Blood likely from forceful vomiting. ...Read more

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If my son stopped throwing up on Saturday at 11:30pm when am I in the clear for catching it. I have cleaned with bleach and washed hands 100 times. ?

If my son stopped throwing up on Saturday at 11:30pm when am I in the clear for catching it. I have cleaned with bleach and washed hands 100 times. 
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No infection ~: hello ~ NOW !! If you get infected now it would be a miracle ! Tell your son to wash his hands which is more important than you washing yours now ! thanks ...Read more

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After cleaning with bleach, my nose burned & I could smell a hint of bleach for rest of day, now phlegm cough?

After cleaning with bleach, my nose burned & I could smell a hint of bleach for rest of day, now phlegm cough?

Not recommended: Bleach is a toxic substance and should not be ingested or breath in. Use saline nasal irrigation instead. Go to urgent care if you are not feeling well. ...Read more

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Cleaned with bleach and from inhaling fumes felt dizzy and now have bit of a cough. In fresh air now. Will I be okay?

Cleaned with bleach and from inhaling fumes felt dizzy and now have bit of a cough. In fresh air now. Will I be okay?

Do you still have: symptoms - if so, you may need assessment. The areas you were working with will need to be ventilated. ...Read more

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2 weeks pregnant. Cleaned with bleach. Did not inhale, but some may have gotten on my skin. Will this harm the baby?

2 weeks pregnant.  Cleaned with bleach.  Did not inhale, but some may have gotten on my skin.  Will this harm the baby?

Unlikely: Bleach on your skin is relatively harmless, at least in small quantities. The likelihood of harm to the baby is quite small. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I was cleaning with bleach all day now my throat hurts and I can't stop coughing?

I was cleaning with bleach all day now my throat hurts and I can't stop coughing?

Toxic fumes: You have irritated your airway with the fumes from the bleach that are very irritant to the airway. Depending on the amount of exposure, you can create various degrees of airway problems, from simple irritation, to full blown difficulty breathing . Please air put he area, get everybody out and have yourself checked asap. ...Read more

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I recently did some cleaning with bleach, after breathing some fumes in while I cleaned I became mildly light headed and felt a bit sick to the stomach should I be worried?

I recently did some cleaning with bleach, after breathing some fumes in while I cleaned I became  mildly light headed and felt a bit sick to the stomach should I be worried?

Likely ok: since most people do recover. In the future, you need to avoid using too much bleach (if unavoidable) especially in a closed environment. ...Read more

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I cleaned with bleach at work.. A lot of it. and now I feel like it's hard to breath and my chest really hurts. I already have a cold with a cough and after cleaning with so much bleach my chest is super sore and its almost hard to take a deep breath..

I cleaned with bleach at work.. A lot of it. and now I feel like it's hard to breath and my chest really hurts. I already have a cold with a cough and after cleaning with so much bleach my chest is super sore and its almost hard to take a deep breath..

Tight airway: Would be ideal to see your doctor today for an evaluation. Will be difficult for the doc to determine cause of chest soreness after the sensation has passed (at a future visit). A peak flow measurement and full physical exam will help determine with you're having bronchoconstriction (similar to or because of asthma) secondary to infection and/or irritant exposure. Inhaler medication may help. ...Read more

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I was cleaning with bleach and didn't use rubber gloves my hand is broken out. What can I do to it. I have never done this before so worried about what to do with this. I am on other medications so not sure what to do. They are scabbing up but crack and g

I was cleaning with bleach and didn't use rubber gloves my hand is broken out. What can I do to it. I have never done this before so worried about what to do with this. I am on other medications so not sure what to do. They are scabbing up but crack and g

Difficult : Difficult to tell without a clinical examination, but it sounds like you might have a contact dermatitis. You probably should see a dermatologist who can definitively diagnose you and provide treatment options would might include topical steroid creams/ointments and moisturizer creams such as cerave or cetaphil cream. Sometimes, i even give patients a kenalog (triamcinolone) (steroid) injection to help if the condition is severe. Read more about contact dermatitis at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can cleaning with bleach cause headache that gives me pressure in nose and back of head? What kind of he ache is that?

Can cleaning with bleach cause headache that gives me pressure in nose and back of head? What kind of he ache is that?

Bleach Headache: Depending on the concentration of bleach and the area you cleaned headaches can occur related to inhaling fumes and vapors. Please ensure that when you do use bleach the area is well ventilated. Use gloves and dilute the bleach with water. If the headache persists for over 5 hours seek medical attention. ...Read more

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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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Cleaned with bleach, now have small clear very itchy bumps, started between fingers, spread to arms, dexclorfeniramina not working. What can I do?

Cleaned with bleach, now have small clear very itchy bumps, started between fingers, spread to arms, dexclorfeniramina not working. What can I  do?

Contact dermatitis: Sounds like a contact dermatitis reaction to bleach which is a strong irritant. A topical steroid cream will help along with an antihistamine for itching. If it continues or gets worse see a doctor for stronger medicine. Wear gloves when cleaning with bleach and dilute it with water. ...Read more

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Cleaned with bleach yesterday about 5 hours throat felt funny after took treatment now today it is more bothersome and feels dry should I make Dr apt?

Cleaned with bleach yesterday about 5 hours throat felt funny after took treatment now today it is more  bothersome and feels dry should I make Dr apt?

Bleach: can be an irritant did you mix the bleach with anything else?? that might intensify the irritant quality . if you are breathing well not wheezing then be patient, and soothe throat with tea w honey ...Read more

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Why am I coughing so much an my throat is feeling scratchy and my eyes are feeling like something is in them after I finished cleaning with bleach?

Why am I coughing so much an my throat is feeling scratchy and my eyes are feeling like something is in them after I finished cleaning with bleach?

Bleach is toxic!!: Please get fresh air, drink water, ventilate the space that you used bleach, rinse your eyes with clean water. If you have breathing problems - you will need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can cleaning with bleach water make your throat sore? I realized my throat burns so much when I do clean with it

Can cleaning with bleach water make your throat sore? I realized my throat burns so much when I do clean with it

Bleach is toxic!!: If your throat hurts that means you are inhaling bleach. The area cleaned needs to be well ventilated if you just cleaned. I would encourage you to look in to other cleaning products. If you have difficulty breathing - then recommend eval at emergency room. Take care. ...Read more

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27 weeks pregnant and baby has water on the brain cud that be caused from cleaning with bleach? Was cleaning houses for a job, daily ...

27 weeks pregnant and baby has water on the brain cud that be caused from cleaning with bleach? Was cleaning houses for a job, daily ...

No: Hydrocephalus, or "water on the brain", is not associated with any particular exposure. There are many reasons for it. A maternal fetal medicine physician (high risk obstetrician) can be of more help in explaining why your baby (fetus) has this issue. ...Read more

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Can inhaling and cleaning with bleach cause skin dermatitis i been experiencing it lately around legs and arms I don't know if it's the cold weather help?

Yes: Do you clean your clothes with bleach or are you cleaning things with bleach?

Regardless, bleach is highly irritable and can cause skin problems via direct contact or through clothing washed in bleach.

Always use protective wear when cleaning objects with bleach. Try using a different detergent to clean your linens. ...Read more