What happens if you inhaled drain cleaner?

What happens if you inhaled drain cleaner?

Symptoms of drain cleaner poisoning include: Abdominal pain (severe) Breathing difficulty due to throat swelling. Burns of the mouth and throat.

Is drain cleaner toxic?

Drain cleaners contain very dangerous chemicals that can be harmful to your health if you swallow them, breathe them in (inhale), or if they come in contact with your skin and eyes. This article discusses poisoning from swallowing or breathing in drain cleaner.

Can you die from smelling Drano?

If a large amount is ingested it can cause shock, coma, and death. When inhaled, these toxic chemicals enter your lungs and are distributed throughout your bloodstream, instantly causing attacks of coughing, seizures, or more. To avoid the inhalation of chemicals, stay away from them altogether.

What happens if you breathe in Drano fumes?

What should I do if my cat drank antifreeze?

If you do suspect your cat has drunk antifreeze then you should call your vet or, out of hours, your nearest Vets Now emergency clinic, straight away. If the cat is treated immediately after exposure it has a far greater chance of survival. Your cat will, however, need intensive treatment.

What kind of water does a cat drink?

Cats like drinking from ditches, puddles and ponds which means they’re prone to drinking water contaminated with antifreeze. Officially known as ethylene glycol, antifreeze is also found in some inks and snowglobes. What are the symptoms of cat antifreeze poisoning?

Do you need to clean spilled drain cleaner?

It’s important to thoroughly clean any surface touched by spilled drain cleaner to reduce the chance of damage to the surface. Cleaning spilled drain cleaner is simple to do, but requires quick action and precautions to protect your skin, eyes and lungs.

What should I do if I spill drain cleaner on my carpet?

If the drain cleaner spill is on carpet, vacuum the area gently once it has dried to remove all traces of cleaner residue. Tightly tie the garbage bag. It may even be a good idea to double bag it.

How can I get cat litter out of my drain?

Reinstall the cleared pipe. Place the drain stopper, plug or basket back into the drain opening. A narrow water hose can sometime be inserted all the way into the drain until it is up against the clog. This allows the water pressure to have a greater impact and may clear the cat litter clump.

What makes a drain clog with cat litter?

Most fast-acting drain cleaners contain sodium hydroxide, which turns greases and oils that cause most clogs to a soapy solution that flushes away with water.

What to do if you put cat litter in your shower?

If you dumped kitty litter in the bathtub or poured cat litter in the shower drain, you don’t have access to the drain pipes and P-trap, so you’ll probably have to call a plumber to clear a clog you can’t budge with a plunger or snake. It’s a different matter with a sink drain.

If the drain cleaner spill is on carpet, vacuum the area gently once it has dried to remove all traces of cleaner residue. Tightly tie the garbage bag. It may even be a good idea to double bag it.