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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...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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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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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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How can I treat an allergic reaction?

How can I treat an allergic reaction?

Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Immediately stop eating the food you think is causing the problem. Take liquid or dissolving Diphenhydramine (benadryl). If your reaction is worse: cough, shortness of breath, wheezing, chest tightness, difficulty breathing, hives all over your body, swelling of lips and tongue, etc., then you need to use your Epinephrine autoinjector (epipen, twinject) and go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What to do about an allergic reaction?

What to do about an allergic reaction?

Call your doctor: For mild symptoms I would call your doctor. If there symptoms are severe such as trouble breathing, throat closing, feeling faint you should call 911 and go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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Could I get the same allergic reaction?

Could I get the same allergic reaction?

Yes.: The nature of allergy is that repeat exposure results in repeat, and often more exaggerated, response. There is always the question of whether the initial reaction was true allergy or something else like irritant response or drug side effect. Another important aspect of allergy is "cross-reactivity", which occurs when similarly structured molecules (eg drugs in the same family) are recognized. ...Read more

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How do I figure out my allergic reaction?

How do I figure out my allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions can be quite varied. A visit to the allergist can help determine what is triggering your reaction and the best way to manage it. ...Read more

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What's an allergic reaction to cheap metal?

What's an allergic reaction to cheap metal?

Often to nickel: The skin can get red itchy and bumpy...Stop wearing it and if not severe (or infected) try cortisone cream (not benadryl) and avoid the jewelry. If it happens with several pieces, bring them to an allergist with a description of the reaction (and maybe picures). The testing can often be done. ...Read more

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What should an allergic reaction look like?

Depands where: On skin like hives, on tongue swollen, lips swollen, in lungs wheezing and cannot breath. ...Read more

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What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

What drugs mostly cause an allergic reaction?

Drug reactions: The most common drug allergic reactions are to antibiotics like penicillin and sulfa. The second most common drug allergic reactions are Aspirin and nsaids such as ibuprofen. It is also very common for narcotics (morphine, codeine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc) to cause itching and hives. ...Read more

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How does your body have an allergic reaction?

How does your body have an allergic reaction?

IgE antibody: When the body is exposed to an allergen (once or more likely many times), the body can respond by making the antibody ige. On re-exposure, the ige that is attached to mast cells present in the nose, skin, and lungs, degranulates and releases chemical mediators like histamine that leads to the symptoms of an allergic reaction like sneezing, itching, congestion, and swelling. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction to a substance such as latex?

Allergic reaction to a substance such as latex?

Possible: Latex allergy definitely occurs. People with latex allergy often get rash, itching, or swelling at sites of latex contact like the hands after wearing gloves or the genitals after use of a latex condom. Sometimes lip and mouth reactions can occur with balloons. People can also have reactions to the powder in powdered latex gloves that may carry latex particles. ...Read more

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How to know if my baby had a allergic reaction?

How to know if my baby had a allergic reaction?

Look for signs: Though s/he can't tell you in words, watch for signs of itching: rubbing her cheeks into your neck or shoulder, crankiness, fussiness and crying without an obvious source. Redness, hives, rashes. Look for puffiness of the face, eyelids, cheeks. Food allergy may trigger vomiting, coughing, and wheezing. If s/he becomes lethargic, or floppy - do not delay: call 911. ...Read more

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What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

What happens with an allergic reaction to food?

Often delayed rxn: Foods must generally first be digested, then absorbed into the body so reactions to them are usually delayed and are igg reactions. One often thinks of the peanut allergy that is immediate and deadly which is and ige reaction. The reactions can vary from diarrhea to constipation, skin rashes, joint pains, hair loss and more so testing with a specialty igg blood test is required to "figure it out". ...Read more

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Can you tell me have I had an allergic reaction?

Can you tell me have I had an allergic reaction?

Vague question: But allergic reaction is usually but not always associated with itching and the external surface of the body including the skin, gut, lung, nose. When severe, it can be life-threatening (anaphylaxis). If you need more information, you will need to ask more specific questions. ...Read more

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How can I effectively treat an allergic reaction?

How can I effectively treat an allergic reaction?

Medicines: It depends on the symptoms and the severity of the reaction. Severe reactions require immediate treatment. Mild reactions may respond to over the counter allergy medicines. Avoiding the trigger is also important. See an allergist for continuing or recurrent problems. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction, how to find out what it was to?

See Allergist: An allergist is specifically trained and uniquely qualified to identify the causes of allergic reactions. The process includes a detailed history of exposures including timing, an examination, and frequently allergy testing. Allergists love solving these allergy puzzles! ...Read more

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I wish to know what to take for a allergic reaction?

Treating allergies: A true allergic reaction that is not severe will respond to antihistaines. More severe reaction require more sophistacted treatment from an md or do. Avoiding what causes the allergy is always the first step. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have an allergic reaction to dairy?

How to tell if I have an allergic reaction to dairy?

Timing and symptoms: Dairy or milk allergy is most common in young children and can present as hives, rash, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, flare of eczema or even more severe symptoms. The symptoms will improve when dairy is stopped and return if dairy is reintroduced. An allergist can perform a skin test or order a blood test to confirm your suspicion. ...Read more

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How to deal with an allergic reaction in a classroom?

How to deal with an allergic reaction in a classroom?

Not enough info.: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Is this an allergic reaction or something more serious?

Need more info.: Please resubmit and describe the symptoms/ signs that you are experiencing. Thanks. ...Read more

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What should I do about allergic reaction to injections?

What should I do about allergic reaction to injections?

Depends: Depends both on the nature of the reaction and injection. Many infusion reactions are not due to a specific immune response, but to a poorly understood nonspecific activation of innate immunity (eg complement activation, cytokine release, or non-IgE basophil degranulation). In such cases, simply decreasing the infusion rate may help. Suggest virtual consult with Allergist to begin a discussion! ...Read more

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I have been having an allergic reaction what should I do?

Allergic reaction: Not sure if this is something in the past or recent. Any severe reaction with trouble breathing, throat closing or feeling faint is an emergency and you should call 911 to be taken to the er. For past reactions the treatment will vary according to symptoms and severity. See an allergist to determine the cause and nature of the problem and the best treatment. ...Read more

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What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

What causes light sensativity during an allergic reaction?

Allergic reaction: Different eye structures are affected in the course of allergic reaction. Increased tear production, conjuctival swelling may cause your eyes react differently to light than when the eye is doing well. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Allergic reaction?

What is the definition or description of: Allergic reaction?

Allergic Reaction=: The immune system's hypersensitive response to various substances (allergens) it comes into contact with. Reactions can vary from mild (hives) to life-threatening (anaphylaxis). ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more