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What Problems Can Come From A Chlorine Bleach Overdose
Trouble breathing!: If there is a chlorine gas exposure near people or animals, please call 911 right away. If someone drank bleach, please call poison control 1800-222-1222. ...Read more
If they are good: They send you to a hospital. The term "chlorine bleach overdose" implies there is an acceptable dose, below which bleach is safe. There is no such a dose. Any ingestion of bleach is a medical emergency, and you don't have time to worry about whether your doctor is trained in complimentary medicine. Incidentally, nearly every medicine your doctor uses is derived from a "natural" substance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly acid reflux: Or side efffect of meds u are taking. Discuss with your dr about it. (or did u ingest chlorox?) give us a feedback. Discuss with your dr about this sx. ...Read more
Hi I have an odor that kinda smells like chlorine or bleach or immonia one of those. And I don't no what's wrong. I took pills for BV . Smell not gone?
Probably still BV: You will need to be retested since you did not get better. Bacterial vaginosis is a common condition in women where the normal balance of bacteria in the vagina is disrupted and replaced by an overgrowth of certain bacteria. It causes vaginal discharge that is usually white or gray. Most complain of a fish-like odor noticed especially after intercourse. It is treated with metronidazole. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I inhaled to much chlorine while washing the bathroom with bleach and I am having difficulty breathing. I cleaned it in a closed room.
It is imperative: that you leave the bathroom and get fresh air (out doors). Chlorine is denser than air -so don't lie in a low area. Seek medical care as soon as possible. In the United States - we usually have the fire department enter the room first to ensure that cause of chlorine gas is removed and that area is properly ventilated. ...Read more
About 3 weeks ago I had a terrible head cold and recently when I cough it taste like bleach or chlorine and a lot of phlegm ?
Normal: It is normal for phlegm to have a salty taste. It will clear up on its own. 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. ...Read more
I was recently diagnosed with herpes type 2. But lately I've been noticing a odor that almost smells like bleach or chlorine that is very strong. It has also been very itchy and irritated. I don't know if this could possibly be from my detergent or
Have to swim for a school thing. There's chlorine in the water, is it safe for me to swim or will it cause breathing problems?
Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?
Probably, yes.: There is no safe amount of bleach to inhale. A few fumes won't hurt, but in a closed space, its important to add some ventilation, especially if you are not diluting your bleach containing solution. Bleach fumes, in high concentrationcan worsen lung disease, and in very high amouts can directly cause lung airway injury. Never mix bleach and ammonia cleansers. ...Read more
I was taking a shower with bleach in the toilet and the fumes made my eyes burn. they are not very red is this a problem?
Can hydrogen peroxide present in bleaching products cause any serious problems (skin cancer, etc...) ?
None at low levels: Hydrogen peroxide is generally sold at a 3% strength in the stores as a solution. At that strength, exposure is unlikely to cause problems. Significantly higher strengths, e.g. 30-50%, used commercially, can cause irritation and caution should be used when handling high concentration due to react by oxidizing other chemicals. ...Read more
Likely most of them: Here is a website's partial list of common chemicals in swimming pool use: chlorine, cyanuric acid, bromine, alternatives to chlorine, ph decreaser(sodium bisulfate), muriatic acid, ph increaser(sodium carbonate), soda ash, hardness increaser, algistat, algaecide, clarifier, enzymes the list is long, and most chemicals can irritate skin, depending on the concentration and the duration of exposure. ...Read more
Avoid chlorine: Chlorine allergy is potentially dangerous and harmful and can cause mild to severe symptoms. In some cases, a chlorine allergy may be a nuisance, while in others it may be life-threatening. It is important to identity any chlorine allergies to determine if chlorine exposure is a problem for you. Swimming pools use a large concentration of chlorine that can aggravate chlorine sensitivity. ...Read more
Irritant reaction: A true ige mediated allergy to chlorine is not reported; however, chlorine is a potent irritant and in high concentrations causes irritation to the eyes, nose, lungs and skin. A very large accidental inhalation of chlorine gas could damage the lungs and cause symptoms like acute asthma. There is no blood or skin test to confirm sensitivity to chlorine. As a potent irritant, try to limit exposure. ...Read more
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