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Doctor insights on: Inhalation Of Bleach And Turpentine Fumes Effects

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Does inhalation of bleach fumes make u feel sick?

Does inhalation of bleach fumes make u feel sick?

Yes: It can irritate your airways and cause breathing difficulty and coughing. These would be particularly worse if you have already have asthma. ...Read more

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What to do if I inhaled fumes of bleach and draino mixed together. Should I be concerned?

What to do if I inhaled fumes of bleach and draino mixed together. Should I be concerned?

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

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I inhale bleach fumes and now all I can smell and like the taste of bleach am I gonna be alright?

I inhale bleach fumes and now all I can smell and like the taste of bleach am I gonna be alright?

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

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Possible to get bronchitis from inhaling bleach fumes?

Possible to get bronchitis from inhaling bleach fumes?

Yes: Chlorine fumes are very irritating to the lung so that can easily cause bronchitis if the concentration is high enough, the good news is that the lung tissues heal quickly so there shouldn't be any long-term damage. ...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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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 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?

Fumigate: This can be serious bleach burns are far worse than acid burns. Fumigate and irritate. Then consider a md visit. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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Chest pain after inhaling bleach fumes?

Chest pain after inhaling bleach fumes?

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

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I inhaled bleach fumes& I was coughing, vomitting&cldn't breath. I puffed clenil&felt better. Cld. Inhalation cause long term damage in me?

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

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Cleaned with bleach and from inhaling fumes felt dizzy and now have bit of a cough. In fresh air now. Will I be okay?

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

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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?

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

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Need doctor's help! Will inhaling bleach fumes kill yu?

Need doctor's help! Will inhaling bleach fumes kill yu?

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

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I was cleaning and inhaled to much bleach fumes. I am coughing, short of breath, burning eyes. What should I do?

I was cleaning and inhaled to much bleach fumes. I am coughing, short of breath, burning eyes. What should I do?

Fumes only?: If it was just fumes, supportive care is all you need. Fluids and ibuprofen. If the liquid actually came in contact with your eyes and/or throat, a chemical burn to the mucous membrane of a severe nature could occur. ...Read more

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Blackout after inhaling bleach and ammonia fumes for a long period of time?

Blackout after inhaling bleach and ammonia fumes for a long period of time?

Go to ER: Need to be checked, some times may result in pulmonary edema (fluid in lung) must be checked ny a physician, also possible additional preexisting problems for, blackout ' like TIA. One doctor clears you will be ok. ...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 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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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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What should you do when you inhale too much bleach?

What should you do when you inhale too much bleach?

Fresh air.: Don't worry, you probably didn't do any permanent damage. We've all smelled too much bleach or cleaning solutions at some point in our lives. The best thing to do is make sure the air you're breathing currently is without irritants like tobacco smoke or other vapors, and that you're sleeping in a well ventilated room. If you've developed a cough that's persisting past 1-2 wks, get checked out. ...Read more

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What can happen if u inhale bleach or to much bleach fronm cleaning?

What can happen if u inhale bleach or to much bleach fronm cleaning?

Inhaling bleach: Bleach is a respiratory irritant. It releases chlorine gas at the cell level. Chlorine gas is a direct cell toxin. It will cause coughing can cause chest pain and can cause fluid accumulation in the lungs. Its not something you should be doing on a regular basis. - use plenty of ventilaton and never mix bleach and ammonia - that will really cause problems. ...Read more

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I was washing towels with pure bleach and I inhaled a bit. Is this okay?

I was washing towels with pure bleach and I inhaled a bit. Is this okay?

OK: You should be ok from a short/quick burst of inhaling the fumes. If longer and deeper breaths were involved than you could experience intense nasal irritation and "burning." Also with prolonged, daily type exposure, that would cause more long lasting effects. The one time exposure you had, should be fine, but in the future, wear a mask when dealing with toxic chemicals. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I think I had a little too much inhalation of bleach, and I am sick too. Is this bad?

Yes: Inhaling a toxin like bleach can cause a chemical burn in the respiratory tract. Time should heal it ok. Just avoid any further toxins and it should heal. ...Read more

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I didn't notice how much bleach I was using in my restroom until my entire apartment smelled strong of it. Could this harm my unborn? Inhaled about 5min

I didn't notice how much bleach I was using in my restroom until my entire apartment smelled strong of it. Could this harm my unborn? Inhaled about 5min

Should be fine: The placental barrier provides some good protection and 5 minutes of inhaling a strong bleach odor, once it goes through your lungs to start would not be that problematic to cause much concern. All should be fine, but be sure to aerate the house with proper ventilation next time. Best wishes. ...Read more