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Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Yes, unless it's...: Yes, bleach will kill a person if too much is ingested. However, because bleach kills things, we can use bleach to purify water. After a disaster, if water is contaminated, one can add 4-5 drops of bleach to each quart or liter of water to purify the water for drinking. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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Sodium hypochlorite swallowed during root canal, is this okay?

Sodium hypochlorite swallowed during root canal, is this okay?

Reaction: How much did you swallow? Generally this causes an immediate reaction. If it was just a bad taste for a second or two and the doctor rinsed with water then all was well no problem. ...Read more

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Eating a Low-Sodium Diet (Checklist)

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Will a person die if he or she ingests the common household bleach called clorox? (6.0% sodium hypochlorite)

Yes, unless it's...: Yes, bleach will kill a person if too much is ingested. However, because bleach kills things, we can use bleach to purify water. After a disaster, if water is contaminated, one can add 4-5 drops of bleach to each quart or liter of water to purify the water for drinking. ...Read more

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“will the nerve damage from root canal complication (effusion of sodium hypochlorite) be healed on its own? how long?” ive been really worried.im afraid it will be permanent.pls help me.thank you

“will the nerve damage from root canal complication (effusion of sodium hypochlorite) be healed on its own? how long?”  ive been really worried.im afraid it will be permanent.pls help me.thank you

Possibly...: it will depend on how much was extruded into the tissue, what tooth was being treated, when was it first know that it happened, what therapy was initiated to mitigate the effect. It will take some time for the damaged tissues to recover. ...Read more

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My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal. She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling. She ha

My wife suffered a sodium hypochlorite incident during a root canal.  She was admitted the next day to the intensive care unit the irrigation solution was shot into an extra canal and came in contact with vital tissue that caused massive swelling.  She ha

Don't worry: Although this is a very unfortunate incident, it is important that you don't panic. The swelling and the bruising will get better, with time. Make sure that you follow your dentists/doctor's instructions. You many want to ask for a referral to an endodontist just for follow up, although not much can be done at this point, than let time heal the area, and it will. ...Read more

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