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Burning in throat due to accidental bleach swallow, cough with yellow mucus, congested nose. Should I worry ?

Hi, i was helping someone clean a house with bleach water and somehow it got sprayed in my face causing me to swallow and inhale it, a few hours later my throat was burning and by the next morning my nose was congested and I had mucus drainage in my throat , and now I have a dry cough and my throat is burning , when I cough real hard greenish yellow mucus comes up and it taste like bleach , mother says I have chemical pneumonia should I be worried ? How long will itast ? And should I see a doctor ?
Asked On : Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma ENT surgeon
On the basis of information provided it appears you have chemical burn in throat due to exposure to bleach. Chemical burns in throat increase thechances of infection of thrioat or chest. It appears you have ainfection of throat and chest. I would advise you for a ENT consultation and possibly a endoscopy to get to know the severity of injury.
Yes it could be chemical pneumonia
How long will it last - depands on the severity of injury. But usual expected time is 10 to 14 days

I hope this answers your concerns. Feel free to contact me if your need more information on this

With warm regards

Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Thu, 27 Sep 2012
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