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Inhalation Of Bleach And Turpentine Fumes Effects
While using turpentine to clean up after painting I accidentally inhaled a large amount of fumes throat burns n headache concern or normal?
Go to er: This can affect your lungs and airways. With your symptoms you need to be checked out immediately. Read more
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How do you FEEL?: Mixing chlorine bleach and ammonia produces a gas that will make you very sick without delay. If you have toxicity from this inhalation, you would already know. Read more
Get help immediately: Inhaling bleach fumes not only can cause irritation to the lungs. Contact with skin and eyes can also cause irritation. Bleach consists of chlorine and lye, both of which are toxic agents. Chronic inhalation can also potentially result in injury to other organs, including the brain. Recommend going to the nearest urgent care or emergency room for immediate evaluation. It is extremely dangerous. Read more
Would 5 min of inhaling bleach fumes while I cleaned the bathroom be cause for concern if my baby inhaled it?
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
I was cleaning the bathroom with thick bleach and the fumes burned my eyes and I inhaled some and all I can taste and smell is bleach, help?
I was cleaning my basement floor with bleach and I think I inhaled too many fumes. I am now experiencing pain after eating and in my chest at night.
I cleaned my room with bleach I didn't indigest any but I inhaled the fumes while cleaning and now I have bleach taste in my mouth should I be worried?
No, Rinse: First of all you can use soap and water or 409 to clean, even white vinegar is better. Do not use open bleach. But bleach fumes are more toxic to the eyes than oral mucosa. So if your eyes don't burn you probably did not get toxic levels of bleach in your mouth. Just rinse your mouth with warm water copiously. Inhalation of bleach fumes can also be dangerous to your lungs. Stay away from it. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably lungs: It may be due to chemical irritation of the lungs ("pneumonitis"), which can be mild to life threatening, depending on the agent and extent of exposure. If symptoms persist or are severe, seek medical assistance. Read more
I inhaled bleach fumes& I was coughing, vomitting&cldn't breath. I puffed clenil&felt better. Cld. Inhalation cause long term damage in me?
Chemical burn: It is unlikely that you'll have permanent damage from inhaled bleach. The mucosa of your upper aerodigest tract will heal. Read more
Cleaned with bleach and from inhaling fumes felt dizzy and now have bit of a cough. In fresh air now. Will I be okay?
Do you still have: Symptoms - if so, you may need assessment. The areas you were working with will need to be ventilated. Read more
There was bleach cleaning the toilet and I peed in it without flushing. I inhaled the fumes and now my eyes burn how toxic is it?
Not very: Bleach is a common cleaning agent, used millions of times around the world. The fumes can only be harmful in an enclosed space with little air circulation. Your bathroom should not collect these fumes and the little irritation you have experienced should soon disappear. You might add lubricating eye drops to help speed it up. Read more
Minor irritation: Bleach fumes are mostly an irritant to the lung tissues. In very high concentration they can cause damage, but even then the lining of the lungs heals rapidly so there shouldn't be any long-term problems. Read more
I was cleaning and inhaled to much bleach fumes. I am coughing, short of breath, burning eyes. What should I do?
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
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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