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Sprayed Lysol Disinfectant
I sprayed Lysol disinfectant to a plastic wreath about a month ago. Today a thin leaf from it got into my eye. Can the Lysol chemical on it harm my eye?
No: By this time the Lysol has dried and can not harm you the biggest risk is a scratch from the leaf ...Read more
I sprayed a Lysol disinfectant in the air. Some of the disinfectant got into my mouth which has caused nausea and stomache upset. Is this harmful?
Ingestion: It is unlikely that you ingested enough of the chemical to pose serious threat, but calling your local poison control center is a good idea. They can educate you more on symptoms to be on the watch for and advise you on actions you can take to minimize your risk. ...Read more
Rinse skin: Lysol disinfectant spray is not intended for use on the skin. It can irritate the skin. Key to rinse area well if sprayed on skin. Also avoid spraying eyes. Keep skin clean using soap and water. ...Read more
Flush eyes!: Lysol can be very irritating to the eyes at the least, and can be quite harmful. Flush the eyes with copious amounts of water immediately and for several minutes. If you do not feel better within a couple of minutes, go to an emergency room to have the eyes checked. Burns to the eye from chemicals can be dangerous. ...Read more
I was using a Lysol disinfectant spray. After I was done I rubbed my eyes, but forgot I was using the spray earlier. Should I be worried about this?
Not to worry: If there was enough on your hands to cause any damage to your eyes, you would have had an immediate sense of discomfort and pain. The fact that you are asking the question, indicates that your eyes did not react and you did no harm. ...Read more
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
No: Just do not inhale the vapor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Make a call: I got this from a website: when using lysol spray, be sure there is plenty of ventilation. Do not spray near your face and risk inhaling the fumes. Use on fabrics such as rayon, acrylic plastics and wood will cause damage. If you did not inhale, you may be ok, but I would call a local poison control at a hospital, etc and ask just to be sure. ...Read more
No. The 5 kinds of: Botulism are: Foodborne, from foods that contain botulinum toxin; Wound infection; Infant & the rare Adult, from ingesting spores of Clostridium botulinum & Iatrogenic, from Botox overdose. Do not give honey, raw or undercooked foods to infants < 12 mos. The bacterium can live on cleaned carpets, floors & countertops; spores, in dust & soil. See: cdc. Gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/botulism/ ...Read more
What would happen if you mistaken a lysol disinfectant wipe from a baby wipe and do a diaper change?
If a lot Of lysol spray has been absorbed through The skin will it be bad for you? I put it all over my pants and backpack bc of germs.
Highly unlikely,,,: Unless you've done this many times and really soaked your pants and backpack with it each time, it's highly unlikely that you'll have long term consequences from this. Lysol products are supposed to kill germs. It'd be wise not to do this often because you've got normal bacteria on your skin that protect you from germs and you don't want to kill them. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can I drive my car if it smells like mildew and has mold in it on the floor? I sprayed and scrubbed with Lysol
Depends: It is never a good idea to be exposed to mildew. However if you are not allergic to it, you may drive the car with all of the windows open to reduce the mildew exposure. You will need to eradicate the cause for the water damage, take the floor mat/carpet out and get them thoroughly cleaned and dried out. Clorox works better in killing mildew but elbow grease is also needed. AC needs be cleaned ...Read more
How bad is for me to breathe lysol spray after spraying an area in my home? Its used every so often since I have ocd.
Lysol wipes: Try Lysol wipes. You could use gloves and thus prevent direct exposure. Talk to your doctor about therapy to control ocd. Perhaps you could count the number of wipes daily and decrease to a good number over time. ...Read more
Used Lysol professional spray on my daughters stuffed animals and she broke out in hives. Could the Lysol have done it?
As a single time dose I don't think there is much to worry about. Most of Lysol is alcohol, and many kids have levels because of the disinfection process.
Rapid determination of nine parabens and seven other environmental phenols in urine samples of German children and adults.
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But to be sure call poison control 1-800-222-1222 ...Read more
How dangerous is saturating your skin with lysol spray to kill germs, blatantly ignoring the warning?
Why risk it?: There are appropriate skin cleansers for a variety of purposes, such as those routinely bought in the grocery/pharmacy and those prescribed by physicians such as for helping acne. Lysol is designed for cleaning non-living surfaces and should not be used as a skin cleanser. Human skin is not a counter top. ...Read more
Takes more than that: If you have scabies it can require a fair effort to get rid of it. First, you and all the members of your household will need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. Medications prescribed by your health care provider are usually needed to treat scabies. Creams include: Permethrin 5%, benzyl benzoate, sulfur in petrolatum, and crotamiton. Second, you will have >. ...Read more
Can lysol and irratants like that cause fluid in the lungs if sprayed a lot around person with heart problems?
Possible, unlikely: It's possible if you inhale a really large concentrated amount or are especially sensitive, but millions of people are exposed to Lysol daily over decades and they're not dropping like flies. ...Read more
Is lysol spray safe to use on clothes fabrics like cotton? I used to disinfect germs. Will it ruin color or fabric?
"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
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'! ...Read more
No: Topicals are not worth discussion. ORAL antivirals are very effective when dosed correctly. They are very safe, even with neutropenia and colon cancer. Depending on your history you may take a large dose at first symptoms of attack (prodrome) or a smaller daily dose to prevent symptoms. A lip balm including sunscreen also helps reduce attacks. Best result with a dermatologist. ...Read more
Unlikely: The ingredients in lysol can cause an irritation of the surface of the eye, the cornea, that can be quite uncomfortable but will usually resolve within 24 hours if you avoid further exposure to concentrated levels of that chemical. ...Read more
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. ...Read more