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Side Effects Of Inhaling Isopropyl Alcohol
Horrible: The international programme on chemical safety, says ingesting isopropyl alcohol can be lethal (8 oz lethal -adult & 3 oz lethal- child). It can cause vomiting, seizures, loss of consciousness & respiratory problems. Isoproply alcohol would only be consumed by someone who was stupid or someone who was suicidal. If are considering suicide - please go to your nearest er for help. ...Read more
I Inhaled some isopropyl alcohol while removing hair extensions and some got on my scalp. I feel strange now, is it dangerous?
Fresh air: Always try to work in a well ventilated area when working with volatile liquids. Go get some fresh air for about 20 - 30 minutes and you should be fine. ...Read more
Rubbing alcohol?: I'm not sure whether you mean an accidental sniff while using this rubbing alcohol, or purposefully breathing it in? If it's the latter, please stop now and get help! You're risking your respiratory system, your brain, your liver, and your life. Inhaled alcohol gets into your bloodstream and is delivered through your placenta. Yes, this could harm your baby including fetal alcohol syndrome. ...Read more
What affects does inhaling isopropyl alcohol have on a fetus? I use it everyday as a disinfectant when I give myself insulin.
If only this use: If you're only meaning this type of use where you don't have to inhale deeply, you will probably not be harming yourself or your baby. Some people purposefully inhale this alcohol to get intoxicated -- and this kind of use could harm both you and your baby. I suggest you avoid breathing it in at all, if possible. ...Read more
Accidently inhaled several deep breaths of isopropyl alcohol when getting orthodontic retainer mold. Have I killed brain cells? What damage was done?
No damage: First of all a few breaths of isopropyl alcohol once inn your life is not going to do any damage. Second, orthodontists do not use alcohol-based impression materials. They're made of other chemical compounds, so I doubt it was alcohol that you inhaled. Glad your braces are off--wear your retainers as directed. ...Read more
I accidentally inhaled 1 sniff of isopropyl alcohol 95% and glycerine 5% (ear drying agent) instead of my saline nasal spray. I immediately flushed?
Should not be a: Problem. 1 sniff will not hurt you. ...Read more
Not the best: Initially clean with betadine, then daily dress with a less caustic medicine. Daily application of even hydrogen peroxide causes tissue destruction and retards natural healing. Best to see a doctor, at least once, and get a good treatment regemin so you will heal as fast and safely as possible. Your pharmacist can be of help as well. ...Read more
Dry it off, or shower and remove.
Surface should be fine. ...Read more
Simple Care: The real question is what not to do that slows down healing. Avoid using alcohol, peroxide, hibiclens, betadine, and bleach solutions. Inflammation (red, hot, swollen, tender) is important to healing so anti-inflammatories (motrin, advil) are bad. Cover the area with a clean dressing changed every other day and protected from trauma. Antibiotics do not help healing unless it is truly infected. ...Read more
I use a isopropyl alcohol spray on my hair for oiliness every second day, would that test positive in an alcohol hair strand test?
Why do they say not to put isopropyl alcohol on large areas of the body? I got some on my chest and stomach, and now I'm really worried it absorbed.
Not to worry: Do not drink it - that is the risk. The absorption from topical application of these areas is little from your brief exposure. Drinking it is where the risk is. ...Read more
The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your skin cells have membranes too. ...Read more
The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your cells have membranes too. ...Read more
Is it okay to rub isopropyl alcohol on head for razor bumps? Will it be able to dry out the razor bumps?
Can you please tell me if it's less dangerous to smell alcohol wipes then a cotton ball soaked in isopropyl alcohol?
No: Either one basically gives off similar fumes and produces the same effects - killing brain cells. You are basically engaged in a type of huffing. There is no good side to this except to feed a compulsion/addiction you have, so I would seek out psychological evaluation and treatment to help you overcome this habit. ...Read more
Is it possible to get a bac level of. 219 from rubbing isopropyl alcohol on skin. If so how much alcohol and for how long?
I was just curious...I noticed isopropyl alcohol is one of the added ingredients in betaderm scalp lotion. What is the isopropyl alcohol added for?
Relax: It is a common solvent. It will not hurt you. Do not drink it. ...Read more