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Doctor insights on: Harpic Toilet Cleaner Allergic

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Can I clean my teeth with harpic toilet cleaner?

Can I clean my teeth with harpic toilet cleaner?

Why?: Why not just use toothpaste? Toilet bowl cleaner is not formulated for use in your mouth... I'm sure you understand that.

It contains hydrochloric acid (10%) as the active ingredient, along with butyl oleylamine and others in an aqueous solution. ...Read more

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I drank harpic toilet cleaner and now I am feeling the heat in my neck and stomach but it was very minimal amount still my tooth seems trashed so if y?

I drank harpic toilet cleaner and now I am feeling the heat in my neck and stomach but it was very minimal amount still my tooth seems trashed so if y?

Irrational Behavior: Sometimes, a patient's behavior may become out of control and the temporary use of seclusion or restraints is necessary. These interventions help reduce a patient's excessive agitation, prevent potential harm to the patient and others.
Rec.: see your PCP for a professional referral.
Take care. ...Read more

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I beleive I have damaged my lungs by breathing in some cleaning chemicals. What can I do about this horrible coughing fit? I was clleaning my toilet and mixed some bleach with toilet bowl cleaner in the bowl and went to wipe it out and inhaled the fume

I beleive I have damaged my lungs by breathing in some cleaning chemicals. What can I do about this horrible coughing fit? I was clleaning my toilet and mixed some bleach with toilet bowl cleaner in the bowl and went to wipe it out and inhaled the fume

I: I really wish I had seen your question earlier, so that I could have responded to it immediately. It sounds like you did damage your lungs. I do not know if the damage is temporary. Mixing bleach with some toilet bowl cleaners can produce chlorine gas. To get an idea of how dangerous chlorine is, it has been used as a chemical warfare agent. Bleach mixed with ammonia is especially dangerous because it can create monochloramine or dichloramine (chloramine gases). You won’t see the gases in the air and you might not smell them because of the aroma of the chemicals you are using.
It is usually unwise to mix cleaning chemicals because there could be chemical reactions that releases toxic gases. Anytime you are cleaning a toilet with a chemical product that can be toxic (yes that includes most cleaning products), the windows should be open and the fans should be on. If you come into contact with gases that cause you to cough or experience burning, get fresh air as quickly as possible. Depending on how severely you are impacted, do not hesitate to call 911. I do recommend that you be seen at your emergency room, especially if you have lingering symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I rupture my own appendix? I have tried tightening my seat belt really tight around my right side, and I am feeling slight pain in my stomach, I have also drunken a little bit of toilet bowl cleaner that had bleach in it. I really want to be in th

How can I rupture my own appendix? I have tried tightening my seat belt really tight around my right side, and I am feeling slight pain in my stomach, I have also drunken a little bit of toilet bowl cleaner that had bleach in it. I really want to be in th

It: It is very important that you call 911 immediately. Please give the 911 operator the same information you have just given us. I do not know your age. If you are a teen or kid, tell your parents immediately about drinking the toilet water with bleach and the fact that do not want to have to stab yourself. Remove the belt immediately, do not drink any more toilet water. Do not go near anythihg that is sharp. Do not go near any medications. It is imperative that you call 911 now. ...Read more

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I ate pineapples from a friend's house. But later found that they keep it near toilet cleaners (harpic).Should I be worried?

No: You're almost a grown man. This fear is totally unfounded. Things like this that happen in the course of daily simply simply don't result in infections, cancer, or whatever it was that you are afraid of. Do yourself a favor and simply stop reading internet "scare" junk websites. These people pretend to be knowledgeable and concerned for your health. They are actually crooks. Be discerning. ...Read more

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Hi Dr, I was brushing toilet with harpic cleaner and a drop goes into my eye. I wash my eye with water. At that time, my eye became red. But after few?

Hi Dr, I was brushing toilet with harpic cleaner and a drop goes into my eye. I wash my eye with water. At that time, my eye became red. But after few?

Eye irritant: The best thing for either particulate or chemical irritants in the eye is flushing with "copious amounts" of water. Washing it out is the best. If there is still burning or pain, please see a health care provider urgently to have a better look at the eye. ...Read more

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When I wash toilet some drop of harpic enter in my eyes...what I am do now?

When I wash toilet some drop of harpic enter in my eyes...what I am do now?

Probably no harm: Even though Harpic contains hydrochloric acid, probably no harm will come from such a small exposure, especially if you quickly rinsed with tapwater. But if you have eye pain or redness that lasts more than a few hours, see a doctor to be safe. ...Read more

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Cleaned toilet with bleach and harpic. There was a very strong odour. My throat is soar, on deep inspiration coughing occurs. Rx? Long term effects?

Harpic, I learned,: Is not available in the US, but is widely sold in Europe and around the world. It is principally hydrochloric acid, a highly corrosive acid. Precautions including gloves, goggles, mask are advised. Fumes can cause respiratory tissue irritation. If not worsening and no bleeding/feeling short of breath, ok to observe. Should clear without long term affects. Call poison control or Doc with questions ...Read more

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My face in left side show in harpic joster mark. In mark is a long time to 10. 12 year So advice give me in this is clean to any madicin Tall?

My face in left side show in harpic joster mark. In mark is a long time to 10. 12 year So advice give me in this is clean to any madicin Tall?

Herpes zoster?: I assume that you are referring to a scar from herpes zoster (shingles)- unfornately, this condition can leave long lasting scars. I suggest a dermatology evaluation, since your scar is longstanding. ...Read more

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I always getting itchy on my hands and legs after coming in contact with toilet cleaners. Am I allergic to them?

I always getting itchy on my hands and legs after coming in contact with toilet cleaners. Am I allergic to them?

Toilet cleaners: Yes, you MAY be allergic to cleaners. Please see your doctor who MAY test you for allergies. IF you have them and if they cause your throat to constrict it can be a medical emergency. Be safe and know what you ar dealing with. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am having an allergic reaction to a grill cleaner at work?

How to tell if I am having an allergic reaction to a grill cleaner at work?

Patch testing: See an allergist or dermatologist. They will be able to assess your history and perform allergy patch testing to the suspected agent if indicated. ...Read more

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I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.

I have severe allergic rhinitis. Will buying air purifiers & vacuum cleaners with hepa filters help me? Providing that we don't have carpets.

Insufficient help: You should see your doctor. Severe allergic rhinitis doesn't tend to be treated sufficiently with an antihistamine and saline and environmental controls (filters, no carpets), though they help. Allergy shots are the only method to "cure" you of allergies, and you're young so I think it would be worth it for you. Additionally there are options of nasal steroids and/or antihistamines ; singulair (montelukast). ...Read more

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How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

How to treat red swollen bump on only left vagina lip? Think it's from shaving or had allergic reaction to tub cleaner

Red swollen bump: Could be folliculitis or bartholin's cyst. Would be wise not to self treat it. I suggest you see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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I just cleaned my toilet with usual toilet cleaner. I am 12 weeks now. I am too much worried after I came to know that it's not safe. Pls advise.

This is news to me: You make ammonia in your own body, and I'm not aware of any reason to think a whiff of hypochlorite bleach will damage junior, who is already made of tissues every bit as tough as your own. I looked on the internet and I think you've picked up a "let's just be super-safe" scare story. As a mother-to-be, you task will be to help your child recognize what is and isn't truly dangerous -- good luck! ...Read more

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I used a liquid toilet cleaner and then I touched my skin, can this be harmful in any way?

Some of: These cleaners contain bleach which may burn the skin! Once you was it with plenty of water there should be NO LONG TERM EFFECTS!

Hope this helps
Happy Holidays
Dr Z ...Read more

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I accidently mixed 2 toilet cleaners together they froffed and gave out a realy strong fumes I breathed thm in now I can bearly breath and coughing?

I accidently mixed 2 toilet cleaners together they froffed and gave out a realy strong fumes I breathed thm in now I can bearly breath and coughing?

Can't Breathe: Any patient who can "barely' breath is told to go immediately to the hospital. Please sign off of the internet and get to medical care urgently. ...Read more

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If you're cleaning the toilet with bathroom cleaner an rag touches shoe an you wipe the toilet can you get anything like this?

If you're cleaning the toilet with bathroom cleaner an rag touches shoe an you wipe the toilet can you get anything like this?

Not likely: I would not think it would be likely. Shoes are not generally clean anyway, so "contaminating" a shoe would probably not make you any more or less likely to get sick. ...Read more

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If you clean the toilet with bathroom cleaner with shoes on and the rag touches your shoe and you wipe the toilet can you get any disease like this's?

If you clean the toilet with bathroom cleaner with shoes on and the rag touches your shoe and you wipe the toilet can you get any disease like this's?

Unlikely!!!: If still concerned throw away your rag so you don't use it again. Unless you have a sore on the butt area, then bugs from shoe might be able to result in something, But that would be a real stretch.
If it happens again, re-wipe the toilet with a new rag. ...Read more

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I used bleach and toilet cleaner together and now my chest feels heavy & I can't stop wheezing or coughing? Will I be okay? What should I do?

I used bleach and toilet cleaner together and now my chest feels heavy & I can't stop wheezing or coughing? Will I be okay? What should I do?

You have chemical: Inhalation toxicity. Please go to the nearest ER to be treated appropriately. In the future the use of a respirator mask is a must. Get well. ...Read more

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Went to the bathroom before flushing and there was cleaner in the toilet. Afraid some splashed up. 28 weeks pregnant. Happened twice today.?

Went to the bathroom before flushing and there was cleaner in the toilet. Afraid some splashed up. 28 weeks pregnant. Happened twice today.?

Unlikely: It would be very unlikely for the cleaner to be able to get into contact with your baby. I would recommend that you shower and allow water to run down, thus diluting any of the cleaner that has splashed on to you. ...Read more

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Job, clean houses. Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday. Should I wear mask?

Job, clean houses. Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday. Should I wear mask?

Msds sheets: Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more

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Inhaled a bleach and toilet cleaner mix 5 hours ago, feel ok except chest still tight and hurts when breathe in with a chesty cough?

Inhaled a bleach and toilet cleaner mix 5 hours ago, feel ok except chest still tight and hurts when breathe in with a chesty cough?

Bleach a inhalation: If still tight go to ER for treatment as may have reactive condition and possible some fluid due to damage. Therefore go to ER now for breathing treatments, xray possible steroids ...Read more

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I mix lot bleach and toilet cleaner and was exposed to a powerful gas for few seconds. I jumped into fresh air. Did I damage my lungs/olfactory nerve?

I mix lot bleach and toilet cleaner and was exposed to a powerful gas for few seconds. I jumped into fresh air. Did I damage my lungs/olfactory nerve?

Unlikely: If bleach or toilet cleaner touched your eyes, you would need to go to ER asap. Otherwise, if you just smelled fumes, you likely have not caused any permanent damage in your lungs or nerves. ...Read more

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How do I become cleaner?

Cleaner: I agree with dr. Pappas, but if you meant clean from substances or a habit, then abstinence is the answer. ...Read more

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If you eat comet cleaner can it kill you?

If you eat comet cleaner can it kill you?

Possibly: You should call poison control immediately, or go to the nearest er. ...Read more