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Doctor insights on: I Think I Inhaled Too Much Bleach And Degreaser While Cleaning Should I Not Breastfeed My Baby If So For How Long

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I think I inhaled too much bleach and degreaser while cleaning, should I not breastfeed my baby, if so for how long?

I think I inhaled too much bleach and degreaser while cleaning, should I not breastfeed my baby, if so for how long?

Okay to keep feeding: Make sure you get some fresh air and are in a well ventilated area, but smelling the fumes of bleach for a short period of time won't do anything to your breastmilk. ...Read more

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Help I feel I inhaled and had contact on skin with too much bleach. I am sick and breastfeed. Can I still breastfeed?

Help I feel I inhaled and had contact on skin with too much bleach. I am sick and breastfeed. Can I still breastfeed?

Inhaled bleach: Ventilate the area well, that is for you, you have to clean up the air you breathe. But in general the amount that will get into your system is too small to have a substantial effect on the child. see

http://kellymom. Com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/chemicals/mom-chemical-exp/

It is almost like begin at the pool which has chlorine and your baby goes in ti usually as well.. ...Read more

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If I accidentally inhales some bleach is it safe to breastfeed afterward?

If I accidentally inhales some bleach is it safe to breastfeed afterward?

Breast feeding: Yes you should be able to breast feed without a problem. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach while cleaning walls. I have asthma from the start. Now im coughing, have a headache, eyes are ichy and watery what can I do?

I inhaled bleach while cleaning walls. I have asthma from the start. Now im coughing, have a headache, eyes are ichy and watery what can I do?

Fluids: Get a lot of fluids, take inhaled meds as albuterol, take an antihistaminic medication as loratadine & if available an inhaled steroid (pump/inhaler). If persist get oraL prednisone X 48h if not get assistance ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach and ammonia and I keep throwing up and feeling sick I was cleaning apartment and inhaled bleach and ammonia. Now I feel sick and won;t stop throwing up. What can I do and got a cough that hurt that won't stop

I inhaled bleach and ammonia and I keep throwing up and feeling sick I was cleaning apartment and inhaled bleach and ammonia. Now I feel sick and won;t stop throwing up. What can I do and got a cough that hurt that won't stop

Mixing: Mixing bleach and ammonia can create choramine vapor which is toxic. If you cleaned your own apartment and are still in it, you and who ever else lives in the apartment should exit it immediately and get to fresh air. Do not re-enter the area where the gases were mixed. If you cleaned someone else's apartment, you need to contact the police so that they can ensure they have not been impacted by toxic fumes. It is likely that you inhaled poisonous vapors.
Recommend that you call 911 for emergency assistance. Follow their advice. You need to be medically evaluated emergently.
Call poison control at 1-800-222-1222 after you have been medically cleared. They can provide you on instructions on how to work with the area contaminated by toxic gas. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach, vinegar, and coment I was cleaning. ..Now I am wheezing and heavy breathing and coughing my throth is burning what to do?

I inhaled bleach, vinegar, and coment I was cleaning. ..Now I am wheezing and heavy breathing and coughing my throth is burning what to do?

Irritant inhalation: Mixing chemicals to clean can be dangerous and cause inflammation of the airways of the lung. I suggest eval by primary care doctor, urgent care, or emergency medicine physician. Suggest not mixing any cleaning solutions, especially bleach. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach fumes while cleaning and now feel really sick and I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant?

I inhaled bleach fumes while cleaning and now feel really sick and I'm almost 10 weeks pregnant?

Bleach inhalation: I assume this exposure is from household use. Most probably it is not going to harm you or the baby. But there is a chance people may develop asthma like symptoms.
Drink plenty of fluid and get fresh air now and avoid recurrent future exposure, ...Read more

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How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help

How long does maternal immunity to chicken pox last in breast feed babies? Afraid as my 7 month baby exposed to his father diagnosed varcilla. Pl help

Baby's at risk: Maternal antibody passed during pregnancy will give 3-6 months of variable protection. The BF antibody is mostly IGA and provides some nonspecific protection but not enough to be protective. Some IGG comes across but the effect is minimal. Timing of the exposure to breakout as 10-21 days. Discuss with your doc if s/he thinks meds would help if infected. Most kids in this age group have a mild process ...Read more

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What can I do if my mom inhaled bleach & ammonia?

What can I do if my mom inhaled bleach & ammonia?

Did she just get a: Wiff or a big exposure? Is she ill? Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose & throat, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, chest pain/ burning, fluid in lungs, muscle weakness, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, pneumonia, & can be fatal. She should breath fresh air. The area should be ventilated. If > ...Read more

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Please tell me what should I do if my mom inhaled bleach & ammonia?

Please tell me what should I do if my mom inhaled bleach & ammonia?

Tell her to get: Fresh air. Ventilate the area. Did she get a high concentration? Is she feeling ill? Ammonia + Bleach can produce chloramine gas which is toxic. Exposure can cause irritation of eyes, nose & throat, headache, coughing, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, wheezing, chest pain/ burning, fluid in lungs, muscle weakness, nausea/ vomiting, abdominal pain, pneumonia, & can be fatal. If she has > ...Read more

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Inhaled bleach saturday on accident tightness in chest shortness of breath what to do?

Inhaled bleach saturday on accident tightness in chest shortness of breath what to do?

Go to ER: Bleach fumes can cause injury to the lung and cause coughing and shortness of breath. If a mild exposure the symptoms go away shortly, but if you are continuing to have breathing difficulty you should go to ER now. You might be having bronchial spasm (asthma) or a chemical pneumonia. You will need a chest x ray and measurement of oxygen saturation in your blood. ...Read more

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Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Bronchitis, then inhaled bleach vapor, now excessive clear bronchial secretions for 3+ months. Clear lung x-ray, chills, recurring sinusitis. Help.

Sounds like: You are having a delayed reaction to environmental exposure. Time to see a lung specialist, a pulmonologist if you have suffered with it for 3 months. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach fumes. I have a severe cough. What can I do to help with the coughing and throat soreness?

I inhaled bleach fumes. I have a severe cough. What can I do to help with the coughing and throat soreness?

See a doctor: You have chemical irritation of the lining or the bronchial tubes. I have used Medrol in tablet form, codeine for cough control and at times Singulair (montelukast) to help with this issue. There are some inhaled medications that might help too, but your cough might not tolerate them. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach fumes and now I am having cognitive difficulties. Will it fix itself? Is there a treatment? Please help! : (

I inhaled bleach fumes and now I am having cognitive difficulties. Will it fix itself? Is there a treatment? Please help! : (

You need to leave: Area with bleach ASAP and get fresh air / ventilation. If you are having problems with cognition would seek medical assessment. ...Read more

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I inhaled bleach fumes for an hr approx. 17 hrs ago. Symptoms are runny nose, sore throat, burning/pressure in chest, cough, congestion. What do I do?

I inhaled bleach fumes for an hr approx. 17 hrs ago. Symptoms are runny nose, sore throat, burning/pressure in chest, cough, congestion. What do I do?

Chlorine burn: Appears that you have sustained a chlorine irritation / burn to your naso-pharynx-tracheal-bronchial tissues. If external, the immediate remedyvis long ice cold water rinsing. You cannot do much of that, but prolonged mouthwashing, gargling, and nasal washing can help. Then, you need an inhaler. Saline breathing treatments may help but best is a metered dose steroid inhaler. So see a prescriber ...Read more

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Would 5 min of inhaling bleach fumes while I cleaned the bathroom be cause for concern if my baby inhaled it?

Would 5 min of inhaling bleach fumes while I cleaned the bathroom be cause for concern if my baby inhaled it?

Depends: No, assuming you are pregnant and it is YOU who inhaled the bleach. If a baby was actually inhaling it ALSO, you should both go outdoors and get lots of fresh air. If either is having any trouble breathing, noisy breathing or wheezing or drooling, draining, or irritated eyes and it doesn't go away quickly with fresh air, then you should see someone.
Ventilate well always when using bleach. ...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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Can eating too much sugar effect my breastfeed babies poo?

Can eating too much sugar effect my breastfeed babies poo?

2much sugar!: First of all you should not over indulge in sweets, you child's bms are not dependent on your blood sugar levels but certain foods in mom's diet tend to cause diarrhea in babies. ...Read more

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Can women with diabetes breastfeed their babies?

Can women with diabetes breastfeed their babies?

Yes: I encourage all mothers with geatational or regular diabetes to breast feed. Your body has prepaired itself for the process & your body will make nutritious breast milk even as you struggle to keep your own levels normal. The bm you make will mobalize and transfer some of the pregnancy acquired fat into the milk helping baby grow & you stabalize your system. ...Read more

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Is it possible to breastfeed an infant after a partial hysterectomy?

Is it possible to breastfeed an infant after a partial hysterectomy?

Yes: The hysterectomy should have no direct impact on your ability to breast feed. You may need some help getting started if you took a few days off, but a breast feeding coach can help. ...Read more

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I managed to breastfeed my baby for 11 weeks, im worried her immune system is not strong. Do formula fed babies get ill more often? : (

I managed to breastfeed my baby for 11 weeks, im worried her immune system is not strong. Do formula fed babies get ill more often? : (

In the 3rd world: Breastfeeding for 11 weeks is great providing your infant with adequate amounts of antibodies to line the intestine & combat viral infections that cause vomiting & diarrhea. While pregnant you transferred antibodies to your infant that will provide protection for the first 6 months of life. If your child is healthy & growing then there's nothing wrong with the immune system. Enjoy your new one. ...Read more

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Until what age do babies breastfeed?

Until what age do babies breastfeed?

Until you stop them!: Some mothers have breastfed well into childhood. Most happy breast feeders will continue until you stop them. If you can give them at least six months, you have provided many healthy benefits. ...Read more

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Is it ever better to not breastfeed an infant?

Is it ever better to not breastfeed an infant?

Yes, sometimes a mom: Is on a medication that is not safe for the baby; in that case breastfeeding would be contraindicated. There are also some times that a woman isn't able to produce enough milk for physical or emotional reasons. There also may be some infections which could be passed onto a baby during breastfeeding. Sometimes, in those cases, the milk can be pumped and discarded until that is out of mom's system. ...Read more

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What are the main reasons why some women don't breastfeed their babies in the u.S.?

What are the main reasons why some women don't breastfeed their babies in the u.S.?

Cultural in the US: Pretty much all counties do more breast feeding, except the us. Here formula is more available. Here in the us there is stigma to breast feed in public, more mother work. Etc. ...Read more

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My exclusively breastfeed babies stool has mintgreen things and its armygreen in colour & runny, what could be the problem & how do I solve it.?

My exclusively breastfeed babies stool has mintgreen things and its armygreen in colour & runny, what could be the problem & how do I solve it.?

Baby stool: It is probably normal if the baby is exclusively breast fed. There was some tarry greenish stool in the colon during pregnancy, and it slowly comes out over the first few weeks, which is probably what accounts for the greenish color. The consistency of normal baby stool varies from very, soft, wet mushy (usually sweet smelling) stools to firm. Unless the stools are very watery, don't be concerned. ...Read more

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Why can some babies not breastfeed?

Why can some babies not breastfeed?

Many reasons: For example, babies born prematurely (< 34 weeks) can be neurologically immature and have trouble with suck and swallow. Various neurologic problems can cause trouble with all motor activities, not just breastfeeding. An anatomical problem such as cleft lip or palate or tongue-tie can also interfere with proper suck and swallow. These are just a few examples. ...Read more