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Doctor insights on: Is Mr Clean Cleaner Safe To Use

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I just cleaned my toilet with usual toilet cleaner. I am 12 weeks now. I am too much worried after I came to know that it's not safe. Pls advise.

I just cleaned my toilet with usual toilet cleaner. I am 12 weeks now. I am too much worried after I came to know that it's not safe. Pls advise.

This is news to me: You make ammonia in your own body, and I'm not aware of any reason to think a whiff of hypochlorite bleach will damage junior, who is already made of tissues every bit as tough as your own. I looked on the internet and I think you've picked up a "let's just be super-safe" scare story. As a mother-to-be, you task will be to help your child recognize what is and isn't truly dangerous -- good luck! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a denture cleaner such as poligrip to clean your retainer while pregnant?

Is it safe to use a denture cleaner such as poligrip to clean your retainer while pregnant?

Yes: Any of the effervescent cleaners are fine when used as directed. Be sure to rinse thoroughly afterwards. You should be just fine. Good of you to think about your child first! ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to clean your system without system cleaner?

Live healthy: Your gut, liver, and everything else self-cleans. You'll actually do better without drinking something awful that will make you sick. That doesn't clean you out. Eat sensibly, exercise, and watch what you allow to go through your mind. ...Read more

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Have eyeglass cleaner from years ago. Safe to use? Has a fume?

Have eyeglass cleaner from years ago. Safe to use? Has a fume?

Probably OK: Using an old eyeglass cleaner is little different than an old cleaning solution for your house. There is little to degenerate in these solutions. You can get an excellent cleaning, however, with a microfiber cloth which can last for years and is safe for the coatings on the lenses. ...Read more

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Headaches around 6 or 7 pm for 2 nights now. Fixing up a house. With paint and cleaners. Wondering why these headaches come when I'm not cleaning?

Headaches: Hello, it sounds like your activities and exposures to the fumes and chemicals you are working with are triggering your headaches. Try wearing a respirator, vent the fumes out of the home and minimize your exposures. Saline nasal washes after your exposures may help remove these irritating chemicals before they cause more headaches. ...Read more

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Worried is it dangerous to get cream cleaner/cleaning agents in cuts?

Worried is it dangerous to get cream cleaner/cleaning agents in cuts?

If you're referring: To a cleaning agent that's designed to clean wounds, it might be more dangerous not to use it. Poor wound cleaning can lead to infection and other complications. My first line treatment is always a thorough cleansing with soap and water. Avoid any cleaners not designed for wound cleaning and any cleaning agent that stings or burns on contact with the cut. My best. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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If you're cleaning the toilet with bathroom cleaner an rag touches shoe an you wipe the toilet can you get anything like this?

If you're cleaning the toilet with bathroom cleaner an rag touches shoe an you wipe the toilet can you get anything like this?

Not likely: I would not think it would be likely. Shoes are not generally clean anyway, so "contaminating" a shoe would probably not make you any more or less likely to get sick. ...Read more

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Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by doing handwashing and keeping surfaces clean. Plz list the cleaners and describe the practices?

Foodborne illnesses can be prevented by doing handwashing and keeping surfaces clean. Plz list the cleaners and describe the practices?

Soap and alcohol: Many anti bacterial soap with at least 2 minutes scrub reduce the bacteria well. Also alcohol wash is generally welll used in the hospital before entering the patient room. ...Read more

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If you clean the toilet with bathroom cleaner with shoes on and the rag touches your shoe and you wipe the toilet can you get any disease like this's?

If you clean the toilet with bathroom cleaner with shoes on and the rag touches your shoe and you wipe the toilet can you get any disease like this's?

Unlikely!!!: If still concerned throw away your rag so you don't use it again. Unless you have a sore on the butt area, then bugs from shoe might be able to result in something, But that would be a real stretch.
If it happens again, re-wipe the toilet with a new rag. ...Read more

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Can I clean my teeth with harpic toilet cleaner?

Can I clean my teeth with harpic toilet cleaner?

Why?: Why not just use toothpaste? Toilet bowl cleaner is not formulated for use in your mouth... I'm sure you understand that.

It contains hydrochloric acid (10%) as the active ingredient, along with butyl oleylamine and others in an aqueous solution. ...Read more

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Would cleaning the tongue with a metal tongue cleaner do any harm?

Would cleaning the tongue with a metal tongue cleaner do any harm?

Metal tongue cleaner: If used properly, it should be fine. Just don't be too aggressive or use it too often. Follow directions on the label or given to you by your dentist. ...Read more

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On cleaning my tongue with a tongue cleaner, white slimy coating comes out. What is that?

On cleaning my tongue with a tongue cleaner, white slimy coating comes out. What is that?

Oral bacteria: Did you know the human bite is much more dangerous from infection than an animal bite? We have bacteria that live in our mouths (on our tongues, on our teeth, etc). The "white slime" is plaque. Use a Fluoride rinse after brushing; this will help decrease the bacteria amount in your mouth. Brush and floss twice a day, if you can. ...Read more

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Do store bought bleach or bleach cleaners cause cancer. If you use them every day to clean bathroom please help?

Do store bought bleach or bleach cleaners cause cancer. If you use them every day to clean bathroom please help?

No: There's no reason to think these cause cancer if used as directed. Anyone can publish any kind of scare story, and you can make anything cause cancer in a bad study, but if it were a real risk, the research piranhas at the NIH wouldn't allow the stuff to be used there. ...Read more

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How does one fumigate and irritate? I'm a property housekeeper I have to clean serious nasty dirty apartments oven cleaners and clorox cleaners mixed

How does one fumigate and irritate? I'm a property housekeeper I have to clean serious nasty dirty apartments oven cleaners and clorox cleaners mixed

TimeForAngie'sList: You hire someone who knows what they're doing and owns the proper protective equipment (skin, eyes, lungs). Or, read up on that and buy that equipment, otherwise you could do some serious damage to those parts of your body. Or, get someone over to give you an estimate of what would be necessary and then advise you. Or...lower your expectations of what kind of tenant (s) you'll rent to. Be careful!! ...Read more

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A few days ago I was cleaning the bathroom accidentally inhaled the fumes of the bathroom cleaner. Since then I've had a very persistent and dry cough.

A few days ago I was cleaning the bathroom accidentally inhaled the fumes of the bathroom cleaner. Since then I've had a very persistent and dry cough.

Allergy or virus: It's certainly possible you had an allergic reaction to what you inhaled however of you remove the cause of the cough (the cleaner) - it should resolve. Also, keep in mind that this could be incidental and you could have a virus as well. ...Read more

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Should you still take a bath after a mop was put in the tub to clean the floor and you use bathroom cleaner and bleach on the tub?

Should you still take a bath after a mop was put in the tub to clean the floor and you use bathroom cleaner and bleach on the tub?

Yes: The cleaning solutions are water soluble so just give it a thorough rinsing first. If you suffer from contact dermatitis, consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ultrasonic dental cleaner and dental scaling during professional dental cleaning? Which one is better?

What is the difference between ultrasonic dental cleaner and dental scaling during professional dental cleaning? Which one is better?

Cavitation / scaling: The ultrasonic cleaner uses a high frequency vibrating tip, irrigated with water, to break apart encrusted calculus and kill bacterial cells by bursting their cell walls with the kinetic energy. Scaling removes the same calculus by scraping it off, and planning the root surface to a glass-like finish. What is better for you depends on accumulations and periodontal status. Talk to your dentist. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my bathroom using comet with bleach and the works cleaner. Now I have a cough and a wheeze. Kind of a squeak when I exhale.

Irritation: You likely irritated the mucosa of your respiratory system. Those are some harsh chemicals. You should always make sure the area is well ventilated and that you wear gloves, mask, and eye protection when using products like those. It should get better with time. If you feel you are getting worse and begin having difficulty breathing, then go directly to the Emergency room. ...Read more

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My husband cleaned with a very strong cleaner in a small space. I inhaled it being in same room. Went to sleep woke up 2 hrs later my chest hurts bad?

My husband cleaned with a very strong cleaner in a small space. I inhaled it being in same room. Went to sleep woke up 2 hrs later my chest hurts bad?

Acute bronchitis: If it's hurting bad then you need a chest x-ray to r/o acute lung injury but acute bronchitis is more likely- you never know what was in that vaccum bag... In some cases, it could be so severe that a burst of steroids might be needed. Frequently though, it may resolve on its own but I would recommend further investigation. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my room walls with a window cleaner then I started to clean my carpet with bleach. Right now I have headaches, feel tired,?

Ventilation: Your symptoms may very well be from either the window cleaner or the bleach or both! Please make sure that you have good ventilation while using chemicals! Otherwise for now you should try to open all the windows in your home, or turn on a fan or airconditioner to circulate some air; likewise you could just step outside for a bit. ...Read more

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I occasionally use a light absorbency tampon for ovulation spotting or post-menstrual spotting. Just feels cleaner than a liner. Is it safe though?

I occasionally use a light absorbency tampon for ovulation spotting or post-menstrual spotting. Just feels cleaner than a liner. Is it safe though?

Safe but...: It is safe, but please change the tampon frequently in spite of the light spotting. This is not a place to "save money" as Toxic Shock Syndrome is a death knell. ...Read more

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Job, clean houses. Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday. Should I wear mask?

Job, clean houses. Use toilet cleaner with hydrochloric acid along with 4 other cleaners in the bathrooms. I clean 12 rooms aday. Should I wear mask?

Msds sheets: Osha requires that all employers provide msds sheets on all the products that are used. Please review these sheets and make appropriate choices. Any on the job injuries may be grounds for a workers comp case. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I cleaned with oven cleaner; I failed to use gloves in doing so. My hands are peeling today, should I be concerned with residual chemicals?

Yesterday, I cleaned with oven cleaner; I failed to use gloves in doing so. My hands are peeling today, should I be concerned with residual chemicals?

Gloveless: Mistakes happen and you do need care as soon as possible. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility without delay.
Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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As I was cleaning my ear with a bamboo ear cleaner and had hit the side of the couch, that press the cleaner in my ear. There is a tiny cut on the wall?

As I was cleaning my ear with a bamboo ear cleaner and had hit the side of the couch, that press the cleaner in my ear. There is a tiny cut on the wall?

Ear: For the future you should never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear. You need to have your ear checked with an ENT to see if the ear canal or eardrum is scratched ...Read more