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Why Does Spraying Insecticide Make My Mouth Numb Or Seem Metallic
Inhalation: You're inhaling the aerosol. Wear a mask! ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Myasthenia Gravis, live on farm. Heard pesticides:insecticides will harm/exacerbate MG. True? If so how long must I be inside my home on spray day?
Myth: Some of the chemicals used are neuromuscular junction blockers, which target the tissue component that is of course damaged in myasthenia gravis. There's dubious "scare" stuff online by charlatans and tort lawyers. If you're not actually going to ingest the chemicals, I would not be concerned. None of these have been shown to cause lasting damage to people. ...Read more
My husband sprayed aerosol insecticide 1.5 meters from a toy. Is it still safe to let my 9 months old baby play with that toy?
Wash: I would thoroughly wash the toy before usage. Then should be ok. ...Read more
Baygone was sprayed 1.5m away from a big box of flash cards belonging to my 9 months old. Box was closed, any likelihood of insecticide sipping through?
Wipe: There is always a chance. I would recomend to wipe them off. ...Read more
Can you use baking soda to remove the odour of insecticide bug spray from room or would that create a toxic environment?
That's fine: See if it works. You would be doing a favor to yourself and others to ignore internet scare / junk disinformation sites about "environmental toxins." Leave this to real scientists, who will make their reputations by demonstrating real dangers if they exist. ...Read more
Exposure to chlorpyrifos ethyl when used on fruit vegetables etc. Also used as insecticide on plants by spraying in homes. Does it affect our health?
How long does in-door insecticide stay in the house after they have been sprayed? Will they breakdown and disappear?
Depends on incectici: It would be easier for you to research the internet to get the answer to this question, since we are not chemists and will know very little about incecticides. Besides, the brand of incecticide will matter since there are different chemicals used in each one and each one is utilized and broken down differently. ...Read more
Can a small amount of insecticide sprayed at a corner of room drift to fill the rest of the room and other parts of the house?
Likely no: When I was pregnant, my father in law sprayed some insecticide on my window sill and I was afraid for days, so I know what you're going through. Likely this small amount of insecticide isn't capable of drifting to fill the rest of room, and definitely not other parts of the house. I'm guessing that the spray stayed for the most part on the floor or carpet where it was put. Not to worry! ...Read more
How much insecticide can harm an infant? Abit was sprayed in the house. Though the packaging says "safe even for babies", I'm still worried.
Use it sparingly: Use of insecticides can be done for babies as young as 2 months old. Use them sparingly -- use deet conc of only 10-30% max. Keep away from mouth. You may apply to clothing. Natural products like oil of lemon eucalyptus can also be used. For any products, best to spay or apply to a cloth and then apply to skin. Infrequent sparingly used insecticides will not be a problem! ...Read more
What if I have numbness in my brain that travels, dry mouth, metal taste in mouth, pressure in eyes, watery eyes, ear hurts, hollucinating?
See your doctor: Your symptoms could be serious and are unlikely due to one issue. ...Read more
Burning of the skull after severe impact with metal frame of drivers door after top of head taking out side window has left me with numb feet and face?
Lip numbness, localized swelling, severe metallic taste, light tooth loosening, do I have cancer?
Not likely: Sounds mostly like an allergic reaction. While some chemotherapy agents can causes these types of side effects, if you do not already have cancer, then the above symptoms are far more likely to have a benign cause. If they persist check with your primary care doctor. Possible causes could be malnutrition, allergic reaction, thyroid disorder, dietary causes. ...Read more
Jewelry cleaner,: Its generally ammonia or acid based. Best, if don't know rinse with white vinegar 1 oz 9oz, rinse water then swill with baking soda solution. Vinegar is acid, baking soda base. Both relatively safe. This way hit either acid or base neutralization! ...Read more
Is it okay if I accidentally sprayed a few droplets of air freshener in my mouth and then accidentally swallowed?
Uncertain: Do not know the contents of that particular air freshener. Contact Ontario Poison Control at 1-800-268-9017 (toll free in Ontario) or (416) 813-5900 (greater Toronto area). Please give them details on the actual product ...Read more
Yuck: Just rinse out with water a few times, and you should be OK. ...Read more
Night time dry mouth remedies please? Over the counter mouth washes and sprays for dry mouth don't help at all : (regards x
I accidentally sprayed some bath & body works mist into my mouth at night instead of my moisterizing mouth spray: (Am I poisoned?
No harm, no worries: As you can imagine, such mistaken use is very common for all cosmetics, personal hygiene products, etc. In the US, it would not be legal to market them unless they were safe regardless of such mistakes. The same applies to soaps, deodorants, perfumes, etc -- if you can buy it in a store, probably it's safe in small amounts like this. Don't worry about it! ...Read more
I was trying to get small bugs out of my nose so I grabbed a bobby pin and body spray. Stuck up my nose. Bled. Experiencing numbness in face. Help?
Amphetamine?: Please go see your doctor today. Not the er. Your family doctor. If you, by chance, have been using amphetamines please admit that to your doctor as well. ...Read more
It should be ok: No, you should be fine if you spray it to your mouth accidentally. It may taste bad. Other than that, it should not cause any serious problems. ...Read more