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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?
Fumigate: This can be serious bleach burns are far worse than acid burns. Fumigate and irritate. Then consider a md visit. ...Read more
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.
As above: My advise is see u pcp for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I have a headache now that I have cleaned with bleach. Have I inhaled to much? If so, what should I do?
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
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