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Have you ever gotten an eye infection from chemicals such as bathroom cleaners, etc.?

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      Linda L wrote Sep 17, 2013
    • On Sunday when I was spraying the bathtub with a cleaner that I always use the fumes from it overwhelmed me and stung my eyes. I thought nothing of it because I was fine. However, in the afternoon at work on Monday I got a headache and my left eye felt heavy. My coworker said that my eyelid was slightly swollen. At home I relaxed and fell asleep on my chair and when I woke up that eye was painful and very swollen. A wet washcloth eased the pain and swelling. Today, Tuesday I called in sick to get treatment. The doctor diagnosed it as a sensitivity to irritants and prescribed an ointment to reduce the swelling. Wow, I will have to wear goggles next time I do any cleaning w/ chemicals.




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      Tuliplady wrote Sep 17, 2013
    • Just forgo the chemicals and use natural cleaners like vinegar.

      I cannot use any of those chemical cleaners.  They all cause respiratory problems for me, some of them make me break out in a rash




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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Sep 19, 2013
    • Oh, gosh, I hope you‘re better soon, Linda. What were you using, if you don’t mind my asking? Something we members may want to avoid if it had that effect.




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      Marya1961 wrote Sep 19, 2013
    • Chemical cleaners are so harsh, think about what it does to innocent lab animals, so it absolutely can affect humans.

      Tulip mentioned natural products which I agree with, and if you check online, there are many to choose from, but good old fashioned bleach diluted with water is always a good one as is baking soda.




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      Linda L wrote Sep 19, 2013
    • Cynthia, I used a can spray of KABOOM. I’ve used it many times before and never had a problem. The can was not quite empty and when I sprayed it came out in squirts and was extremely fumy. I had to immediately walk out to take a breather and later was able to complete the cleaning w/o any problems.

      Thank you ladies for your responses.




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