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Nothing: Lens cleaner is sterile and does contain a tiny amount of salt and cleaner. But mostly it is liquid and the body will handle it easily with no symptoms or problems. ...Read more
Probably OK: Using an old eyeglass cleaner is little different than an old cleaning solution for your house. There is little to degenerate in these solutions. You can get an excellent cleaning, however, with a microfiber cloth which can last for years and is safe for the coatings on the lenses. ...Read more
Ozone air purifiers: Ozone air purifiers that exclusively use ozone do not remove allergens from the air. According to the epa, ozone air purifiers should not generate in excess of 50 parts per billion of ozone, but many companies circumvent this by simply not calling their machines medical devices. The epa states that ozone is dangerous due to the potential for lung damage. ...Read more
I just cleaned my toilet with usual toilet cleaner. I am 12 weeks now. I am too much worried after i came to know that it's not safe. Pls advise.
This is news to me: You make ammonia in your own body, and i'm not aware of any reason to think a whiff of hypochlorite bleach will damage junior, who is already made of tissues every bit as tough as your own. I looked on the internet and i think you've picked up a "let's just be super-safe" scare story. As a mother-to-be, you task will be to help your child recognize what is and isn't truly dangerous -- good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's OK: No appreciable amount is in your breast milk. So just wash your hands well after handling the chemicals and feel free to nurse as needed. How wonderful you are giving your baby this great start. ...Read more
Dangerous habit: I hope it was accidental. Some people do it for kick which is dangerous. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Usually a teenager: for one thing, highest use in the US is age 14-17, but worldwide huffing remains common in older kids and young adults. If you see them right afterwards, they appear pretty much like being drunk on alcohol - giddy, poor balance/speech, disinhibited (can range from happy to violent). There may be a sweet/solvent-like smell on their breath.Discoloration around mouth/nose if they also sniff paint. ...Read more
Patch testing: See an allergist or dermatologist. They will be able to assess your history and perform allergy patch testing to the suspected agent if indicated. ...Read more
Not dangerous: You should be diluting the bleach and not using it full strength. It is safe and is an excellent disinfectant. ...Read more
Wash : Wash towels in hot water with laundry soap and use clorox bleach (chlorine bleach). ...Read more
Some of: these cleaners contain bleach which may burn the skin! Once you was it with plenty of water there should be NO LONG TERM EFFECTS! Hope this helps Happy Holidays Dr Z ...Read more
I was told not to use harsh cleaners as it can eat away at the night guard. Can I use peroxide instead?
Dilute it!: 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 2 parts water can be safe. Also, stay away from alcohol-based mouthwashes (even diluted), since the alcohol dries out the plastic, making it easier to fracture and break. I recommend denture cleansers for my mouthguard patients. They are safe to use and leave the mouthguards with a mild decent taste. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I ate pineapples from a friend's house.But later found that they keep it near toilet cleaners (harpic).Should i be worried?
No: You're almost a grown man. This fear is totally unfounded. Things like this that happen in the course of daily simply simply don't result in infections, cancer, or whatever it was that you are afraid of. Do yourself a favor and simply stop reading internet "scare" junk websites. These people pretend to be knowledgeable and concerned for your health. They are actually crooks. Be discerning. ...Read more
Headaches around 6 or 7 pm for 2 nights now. Fixing up a house. With paint and cleaners. Wondering why these headaches come when i'm not cleaning?
Headaches: Hello, it sounds like your activities and exposures to the fumes and chemicals you are working with are triggering your headaches. Try wearing a respirator, vent the fumes out of the home and minimize your exposures. Saline nasal washes after your exposures may help remove these irritating chemicals before they cause more headaches. ...Read more
I accidently mixed 2 toilet cleaners together they froffed and gave out a realy strong fumes i breathed thm in now i can bearly breath and coughing?
Can't Breathe: Any patient who can "barely' breath is told to go immediately to the hospital. Please sign off of the internet and get to medical care urgently. ...Read more