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What Should You Do When You Inhale Too Much Bleach
Fresh air.: Don't worry, you probably didn't do any permanent damage. We've all smelled too much bleach or cleaning solutions at some point in our lives. The best thing to do is make sure the air you're breathing currently is without irritants like tobacco smoke or other vapors, and that you're sleeping in a well ventilated room. If you've developed a cough that's persisting past 1-2 wks, get checked out. ...Read more
I work at a dog kennel and sometimes inhale too much bleach to the point where i'm crying and it's hard to breath. Should i go to a doctor.?
Inhaling bleach: Bleach is a respiratory irritant. It releases chlorine gas at the cell level. Chlorine gas is a direct cell toxin. It will cause coughing can cause chest pain and can cause fluid accumulation in the lungs. Its not something you should be doing on a regular basis. - use plenty of ventilaton and never mix bleach and ammonia - that will really cause problems. ...Read more
Help I feel I inhaled and had contact on skin with too much bleach. I am sick and breastfeed. Can I still breastfeed?
Inhaled bleach: Ventilate the area well, that is for you, you have to clean up the air you breathe. But in general the amount that will get into your system is too small to have a substantial effect on the child. see http://kellymom.com/bf/can-i-breastfeed/chemicals/mom-chemical-exp/ It is almost like begin at the pool which has chlorine and your baby goes in ti usually as well. . ...Read more
I didn't notice how much bleach I was using in my restroom until my entire apartment smelled strong of it. Could this harm my unborn? inhaled about 5min
Should be fine: The placental barrier provides some good protection and 5 minutes of inhaling a strong bleach odor, once it goes through your lungs to start would not be that problematic to cause much concern. All should be fine, but be sure to aerate the house with proper ventilation next time. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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