8 doctors weighed in:

How do complementary doctors treat chlorine bleach overdose?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Thank
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Toxic no matter what

"complementary doctors" could mean either licensed md's and do's practicing integrative medicine, or non-medically licensed alternative practitioners.
Either way, chlorine bleach is toxic when ingested and requires immediate [licensed] medical attention in an er. Complementary practitioners have variable training and may not be "doctors" at all -- you really need to investigate credentials.

In brief: Toxic no matter what

"complementary doctors" could mean either licensed md's and do's practicing integrative medicine, or non-medically licensed alternative practitioners.
Either way, chlorine bleach is toxic when ingested and requires immediate [licensed] medical attention in an er. Complementary practitioners have variable training and may not be "doctors" at all -- you really need to investigate credentials.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Thank
Dr. Mary Efremov
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: More info needed

Bleach is not used medicinally.
It is a whitener, cleaner and disinfectant...Dilute solutions may be used sparingly by dentists, deep smelly infected wounds have been cleaned with dilute bleach in the form of dakin's solution. Not sure what you mean by complementary doctors. Bleach is quite toxic if ingested.. Not sure there is any other role than what i listed.

In brief: More info needed

Bleach is not used medicinally.
It is a whitener, cleaner and disinfectant...Dilute solutions may be used sparingly by dentists, deep smelly infected wounds have been cleaned with dilute bleach in the form of dakin's solution. Not sure what you mean by complementary doctors. Bleach is quite toxic if ingested.. Not sure there is any other role than what i listed.
Dr. Mary Efremov
Dr. Mary Efremov
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
23 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors