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What are effects of accidental gargling with Lysol ?

My 57 year old husband mistakenly gargled with Lysol this morning. It was on the countertop for cleaning purposes. He routinely brushes his teeth followed by gargling with Listerine . He unconciously reached for the blue Lysol and garlgled after brushinging his teeth. He noticed after gargling and spitting it out in the sink, the sink was very sudsy. Once he realized what happened, he called his doctor and also poison control wrtitten on the back of the Lysol bottle. What are the side effects. We are still concerned about it getting in his blood stream.
Asked On : Thu, 16 Feb 2012
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Radiologist 's  Response
May 2014
Hello,
Mistakes like the one made by your husband do occur in many people. The fact that he realised his mistake and spit out the stuff into the sink is the best thing that he did. Also calling up his doctor and poison control were also right.

Coming to your question on Lysol entering his blood stream, please be assured that it has not entered his blood stream because of his quick thinking and spitting it out. To enter the blood stream, a poison must cross the mucosal barrier and enter into the capillaries. This could never have happened with your husband due to his alertness.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sun, 9 Jun 2013
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