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Exposed to disinfectant fumes, feeling tired. Permanent damage?

I was cleaning a bathroom for over an hour (enclosed area and not very big maybe 10 x 10 ft) - spray the Lysol Disinfectant very heavily as the smell was atrocious. Obviously I was exposed to these fumes for an hour and ever since then I have just felt tired and no energy. Could this be from having inhaled these fumes. I never knew they could be harmful. And now I am worried if I had sustained permanent damage somewhere. This happened about 4 weeks ago. Thankyou for your response. Linda
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Hello Linda,
It is estimated that up to a third of patients with asthma can suffer from respiratory problems after being exposed to agents such as lysol ( data) but it can happen even with people who have bronchial hyperesponsiveness on exposure to chlorine fumes.
Feeling drained of energy is not an obvious feature of asthma but if you are coughing and then feeling tired, it is recommended you visit a Chest Physician and get pulmonary function tests done to ensure your airways are normal.
A trial of beta 2 agonists (short acting ones) may prove helpful.
Discuss this with your doctor.
If you have any other respiratory allergies, please mention this as well.
Answered: Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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