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Feeling Lightheaded After Using Bleach
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
Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more
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
I inhaled concentrated bleach mixed with a little water while cleaning, it burned my nostrils and I could have felt it in my throat also. The next day I was sick and still am. My eyes are gritty, runny at times and I feel lightheaded. I also feel like I c
Call poison control: Inhaled bleach can cause significant irritation and injury to the respiratory tract and eyes. It sounds like the exposure was several days ago. I suggest you call poison control for advice: 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more
Yes exposure to high:
Exposure to high level of bleach such as 55 ppm (a concentration significantly higher than house hold bleech)can cause respiratory damage, and airway hyperactivity and that can cause dizziness and can be fatal some times.
So wear a protective mask when working near high concentration of bleach. ...Read more
+Ana 1:160 H. +EBV 3.97 H (via igg). Joint pain, muscle aches, headaches, phantom smells (bleach), metallic taste, dizziness, weakness, some nausea.?
Nondiagnostic: Despite the elevated ANA your varied symptoms are nondiagnostic although a connective tissue or autoimmune disease is suspected. Perhaps a screen for toxic substances including metals, mercury levels etc should be done. I recommend that you consult a rheumatologist who will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order an appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
? Neurologic symptom: I would like more info to be more helpful. How long and often do you these symptoms occur? Are there other symptoms that occur during or after the lightheadedness and unreality feeling? Do you have any other medical problems or take any drugs that could contribute to your issues? ...Read more
Confused: Your post looks like a statement, but there's a question mark after it. Which is it, a statement or a question? Did this happen yesterday or last year? What does "collapse" mean? What does "lightheaded" mean? These words are subject to considerable elasticity of interpretation. Sorry, but an 8-word post that supplies almost no useful information is not likely to yield a satisfactory answer. ...Read more
See your Dr.: There are many possible things that could be wrong. Please see your dr. As soon as possible. ...Read more
If anything...: ...Coffee is going to make it worse, not better. If this is a persistent problem, you need to see your doctor and find out what is causing it. ...Read more
Don't know: But if you are overweight it's likely that you're Insulin resistant and your symptoms are an elevated post-meal glucose returning to normal after a meal. This is not hypoglycemia, which doesn't exist in normal human beings, other that people on diabetes medications. Talk w/your doctor. Eat less, exercise more and lost weight. ...Read more
Lightheaded: I would suggest seeing your family medical doctor. Sounds like you need a complete physical. Good luck. ...Read more
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