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I'm 7th week pregnant, I clean my own bathroom with Lysol. Is it safe to do so?

I'm 7th week pregnant, I clean my own bathroom with Lysol. Is it safe to do so?

Yes: However don't mix cleaning chemicals together as the resultant vapors aren't healthy to breathe.

Dr. James Chapman
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Can I clean with lysol wipes when I'm pregnant?

Can I clean with lysol wipes when I'm pregnant?

Yes: But it may be a good idea to where gloves when you clean and try not to inhale any chemicals.

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15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.

15 weeks pregnant. Used lysol cleaning wipes to clean bathrooms. No gloves. Had room fan on, and no windows. Is this ok? Wipes also contain peroxide.

Cleaning products: Lysol wipes are safe and peroxide used topically is safe as well, I'm not aware of any pregnancy warnings. The fan is helpful and if there are fumes, the window should be open. There are however lots of natural cleaning solutions that you can make yourself that would be safer.

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I am about 5 weeks pregnant and just did quite a bit of cleaning (without gloves or a mask) with lysol disinfectant wipes. Should I be worried?

I am about 5 weeks pregnant and just did quite a bit of cleaning (without gloves or a mask) with lysol disinfectant wipes. Should I be worried?

No: Lysol disinfectant is a safe product, even if you did a lot of cleaning! . It may cause eye irritation if you get some in your eyes, and possible skin irritation if you have sensitive skin. There are no known cancer causing ingredients and no known dangers if inhaled to the degree you would be exposed while cleaning, so you and your baby will be fine. Wear gloves if you have skin irritation tho'!

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and just cleaned the kitchen with Lysol and paper towels and completely forgot to wear gloves. How bad is that for the baby?

I am 37 weeks pregnant and just cleaned the kitchen with Lysol and paper towels and completely forgot to wear gloves. How bad is that for the baby?

It's fine: Unless the fumes are strong enough to make you pass out, you should be fine. No evidence that using Lysol to clean is harmful and your skin is a good barrier against most cleaning solutions.

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If I drunk some lysol while pregnant, (didnt know there was some in a cup), what could happen?

If I drunk some lysol while pregnant, (didnt know there was some in a cup), what could happen?

Probably nothing: Lysol will most likely not cause miscarriage or birth defects however it may cause stomach upset and diarrhea. Drink lots of water to flush it out of your system. See your ob with any issues.

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Is lysol a safe deodorant and breath freshener?

Is lysol a safe deodorant and breath freshener?

NO!: If you want to deodorize and freshen your breath, use closys mouth rinse.

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Is lysol okay to use when cleaning up after HFMD?

Is lysol okay to use when cleaning up after HFMD?

Yes: Lysol is a perfectly good agent to eradicate the virus that causes hand/foot/mouth disease. The bigger trick is to get all the surfaces that a child may have touched covered in your cleaning regimen. Good luck! Take a break now and then and sit and cuddle and read a book to your sick child. The bathtub will still be there when you're done!

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Is it safe to wash utensil with lysol and dry them off, (not rinsing) and then eat with them? Will it cause any problems? Been doing this for years.

Is it safe to wash utensil with lysol and dry them off, (not rinsing) and then eat with them? Will it cause any problems? Been doing this for years.

It depends: On which Lysol product you are using as they contain different ingredients not all of which are toxic but one or two can be. The fact that you have been doing this for years would suggest you have picked the safer one. Although I don't know how you tolerate the taste

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I clean and lysol my home but I still smell mildew but my home is clean no wet cloths or nothing. Is this smell harmful to me and my kids?

Mildew: It is possible that you still have mold in your house, for example you, if you have an attic you may have mold up there. If you have paneling you can have behind the wood. If you've ever been flooded you may have mold in the basement. I believe you need to look for possible mold sources in your home. Professional help may be needed.

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I have used both Lysol & Clorox wipes for cleaning & on body & skin daily for years. Am I @risk for getting cancer?

I have used both Lysol & Clorox wipes for cleaning & on body & skin daily for years. Am I @risk for getting cancer?

Probably not, but: Soap and water is much better for cleaning skin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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I was cleaning my toilet with lysol blue cleaning liquid and I guess from the smell of it I got nauseated with this stuff give me a headache?

I was cleaning my toilet with lysol blue cleaning liquid and I guess from the smell of it I got nauseated with this stuff give me a headache?

It may: Some noxious smells may trigger a headache. Make sure you have adequate ventilation when using any cleaning products. Use of a vent fan in the bathroom may be helpful. If you are sensitive to a product then avoid its use. If your symptoms persist then seek immediate medical treatment.

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Is lysol spray safe to use on clothes fabrics like cotton? I used to disinfect germs. Will it ruin color or fabric?

Is lysol spray safe to use on clothes fabrics like cotton? I used to disinfect germs. Will it ruin color or fabric?

Don't know: "Using Lysol Safely -Lysol Fabric Mist can be sprayed onto pillows, mattresses and other bedding materials. Allow the bedding to dry completely before contact with skin." Per: http://homeguides. Sfgate. Com/can-use-lysol-blankets-101504.html

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Cleaned flat stove top off with lysol wipe after spilling juice of raw meat. Cooked on it and forgot to wash lysol off. Could smell. Will fumes hurt?

Cleaned flat stove top off with lysol wipe after spilling juice of raw meat. Cooked on it and forgot to wash lysol off. Could smell. Will fumes hurt?

No: At that small amount of exposure I would not be concerned especially if cooking in kitchen and not in any enclosed space. If any eye, nose, throat, chest irritation that does not resolve in 1-2 hours or gets worse, see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R

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I put Lysol spray on my hands more than once to get good clean hands now my finger tips are itching what could be the cause?!

I put Lysol spray on my hands more than once to get good clean hands now my finger tips are itching what could be the cause?!

Maybe overcleaning: People don't normally spray Lysol on their hands except in unusual circumstances. Overuse of Lysol (or any disinfectant) on skin can lead to itchy, irritated skin. Of course, there are other causes of skin itching. One should reassess her situation and ask why Lysol spray is needed (it is almost never needed) for cleaning hands.

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If often wonder if I use lysol disinfectant wipes or some time of clorox cleaning spray, if I wash my hand after can I finger food? Safely

If often wonder if I use lysol disinfectant wipes or some time of clorox cleaning spray, if I wash my hand after can I finger food? Safely

Sounds safe...: It is generally safe to eat with one's hands after his hands are washed, regardless of what household cleaner he was using prior to washing his hands. If worried, just wear gloves next time when doing household cleaning.