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Posted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I went food shopping unfortunately the girl packing the groceries pack my tooth paste and Plastic goods with Kaboom Bathroom cleaner when I took out of the car it had spread to the back of car and now got on
My hands the fumes since it so hot burn my eyes, throat and down try lungs feels scratchy need a suggestion I took a shower but feel the fumes in my nose and eyes. Hard to breath. What would ER do because I have no money to spend the high cost. Or do we have a home solutions
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
first of all, do steam inhalation and warm water gargle.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on HealthcareMagic.
I can understand your concern.

Since you are not having breathlessness, no need to rush to the hospital.
In my opinion, you are having irritation due to inhaled chemicals.

So, do warm water gargles and steam inhalation thrice daily. Also breath fresh air (preferably outside air).
You should be alright within 24-48 hours.

The emergency doctor will not do much at this moment as it is mostly due to irritation.

But if you develop excessive coughing or breathlessness then it is better to visit the emergency.

Don't worry, you should be alright with steam inhalation, warm water gargles and breathing fresh air.

Hope I have solved your query.
I'll be happy to help you further.

Wish you good health.
Thanks.

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