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How Should You Treat Clorox Fume Exposure
Minimal: Your body will tell you when too much is too much. While some people can tolerate a lot, some people are highly sensitive and their bodies react at very low levels. Read the warnings on the label: "do not use in small or confined areas; insure adequate ventilation, etc". Of course extreme exposure can cause a chemical bronchitis or pneumonitis which is more serious. So if it stings, avoid it. ...Read more
I accidentally inhaled fumes from a mixture of ammonia and clorox. Now I have excessing sneezing, runny nose, and sense of smell seems distorted.Help?
Too harsh: If you're not adverse to taking a safe medication... the physicians I've known who've had this very common skin problem take a big ketoconazole tablet and then go work out to build up a sweat. Doing this once a month usually keeps tinea versicolor under control. Topical ketoconazole, or a selenium sulfide shampoo, are among your many other options. ...Read more
Depends: The low level, episodic exposure to the fumes related to chlorine bleach are extremely unlikely to be of any harm during pregnancy. They can, though, cause irritation of the eyes and other mucous membranes. It should absolutely not be applied to the skin or ingested. I hope that this answers your questions! ...Read more
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