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What problems can come from a chlorine bleach overdose?

What problems can come from a chlorine bleach overdose?

Death...: Overdose implies deliberate intent...Seek help and don't do it! irreparable life-altering esophageal damage may occur if you survive -and that can be miserable indeed. ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of chlorine bleach overdose?

What symptoms make you think of 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

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How do complementary doctors treat chlorine bleach overdose?

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 more

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Does pool chlorine bleach your skin?

Does pool chlorine bleach your skin?

POOL CHLORINE: THE CONCENTRATION OF THE POOL CHLORINE IS SO TINY THAT THERE IS ALMOST NO CHANCE THAT IT WOULD HARM YOUR SKIN. ...Read more

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When i cough the mucus tastes like chlorine/bleach, any ideas?

When i cough the mucus tastes like chlorine/bleach, any ideas?

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

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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?

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 more

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Pain in my nipples after swimming at the pool with chlorine bleach?

Pain in my nipples after swimming at the pool with chlorine bleach?

Allergy: Painful nipples can be due to drying and or allergic reaction to swim suit etc. When the chlorine content is high in water/other chemicals then there is pain and irritation in sensitive areas. If her pain does not subside visit your doctor. ...Read more

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I inhaled to much chlorine while washing the bathroom with bleach and I am having difficulty breathing. I cleaned it in a closed room.

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

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Is it okay to use chlorine or bleach that use in clothes to use as a disinfectant in root canal?

Is it okay to use chlorine or bleach that use in clothes to use as a disinfectant in root canal?

Yes: It is essentially the same product but in a different concentration. Home bleach is 2%. The sodium hypochlorite used for root canal procedures is 5-10 percent. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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?

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?

Swimming?: Swimming in chlorine should pose no problem. Breathing it is likely to be problematic. Don't forget to keep your mouth closed! ...Read more

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Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Recently got diagnosed with asthma. Will swimming in water with chlorine cause breathing problems from the smell if you're sensitive to smells?

Try it: Some people do complain of chlorine irritating their lungs. There was a study finding that people swimming in chlorinated water may actually develop asthma from the exposure. Since the reaction is variable among people , try swimming in the pool and see if it affects you. ...Read more

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Can inhaling to much bleach cause a problem?

Can inhaling to much bleach cause a problem?

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

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What are some problems with teeth bleaching?

What are some problems with teeth bleaching?

Whitening: Some patients experience sensitivity after bleaching that may be uncomfortable. Using a prescription Fluoride tooth paste for a week or so before you begin will help to reduce sensitivity ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: As long as you didn't get bleach in your eyes, you should be fine. The fumes can irritate the eyes and you may want to use artificial tears several times to help soothe your eyes if there is mild burning. ...Read more

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Can hydrogen peroxide present in bleaching products cause any serious problems (skin cancer, etc...) ?

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

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What chemicals in pools besides chlorine can cause iitching?

What chemicals in pools besides chlorine can cause iitching?

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

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Can chlorine in a pool irritate your skin?

Can chlorine in a pool irritate your skin?

Yes: While chlorine is generally safe, some people do have sensitivities to its use, particularly in higher concentrations. You may notice skin irritation, itching, or red/irritated eyes after swimming in a pool treated with chlorine or a number of other chemicals. ...Read more

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Does chlorine have a negative effect on your eyesight?

Does chlorine have a negative effect on your eyesight?

Not usually: The most common way to get exposed to chlorine is in a swimming pool. Chlorine in this situation can be an irritant, but does not cause any signficant visual problems. ...Read more

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Can I go in chlorine with a sty?

Can I go in chlorine with a sty?

Chlorine/stye: although it may sting, or burn at the site of the stye, should not harm you. See your eye care doctor before you get in the water. ...Read more

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How to treat chlorine sensitivity?

How to treat chlorine sensitivity?

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

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How to prevent tan from chlorine water?

How to prevent tan from chlorine water?

I don't understand: Chlorine in water doesn't give you a tan, the sun exposure does. What is your question? ...Read more

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Could someone have an allergy to chlorine?

Could someone have an allergy to chlorine?

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