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I was cleaning my bedroom and made a mixture of bleach and vinegar to do so. Now my thoat is scratchy and I coughing. What should I do?

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: NO BLEACH COMBO's

Do not combine bleach (hypochlorite) with ammonia or acids! bleach combines with acids (e.
g., vinegar, lemon juice) or certain bases (e.g., ammonia, drain cleaner) to release chlorine and chloramine vapors! these vapors can burn mucous membranes! you should be seen.

In brief: NO BLEACH COMBO's

Do not combine bleach (hypochlorite) with ammonia or acids! bleach combines with acids (e.
g., vinegar, lemon juice) or certain bases (e.g., ammonia, drain cleaner) to release chlorine and chloramine vapors! these vapors can burn mucous membranes! you should be seen.
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Fresh air...

The most important thing is to stop using these chemicals and open some windows or go outside.
If this doesn't help, or if shortness of breath develops, call your doctor or go to the er. Chemicals for cleaning should always be used in a well ventilated area and this mixture should be avoided in the future.

In brief: Fresh air...

The most important thing is to stop using these chemicals and open some windows or go outside.
If this doesn't help, or if shortness of breath develops, call your doctor or go to the er. Chemicals for cleaning should always be used in a well ventilated area and this mixture should be avoided in the future.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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