Skin contact with bleach? Plz Help?
I tried doing this clorox bleach pen on my clothes and it accidentally got in contact with my skin. i washed it off immedietly but it kinda smells like bleach? What do I do? Is it okay to eat with my hands and to touch my eyes? Serious answers only please.
- 1 decade agoBest Answer
Just wash your hands with soap. The smell will go away eventually. You can eat with your hands. They use bleach to sanitize dishes. It's never a good idea to touch your eyes...
- mshonnieLv 61 decade ago
Yes it is okay to eat with your hands after having touched bleach as long as you have washed your hands thoroughly, to rid your hands of the bleach smell just wash your hands with a little Baking soda with your soap or liquid hand soap or pour a small amount of White Vinegar in your hands rub it all over your hands wait a minute then wash your hands with your soap or liquid soap then dry your hands thoroughly after rinsing well with warm or cool water Good Luck !
- chuckyoufarleyLv 61 decade ago
Wash with soap and rinse with pleny of water. You'll be safe to eat and touch yourself. The bleach will start to dissolve the fat in your skin and make it feel slippery and burn or itch. As long as you washed, it's OK to apply a little moisturizer to combat this.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Are you kidding? You should wash your hands with bleach solution before you handle food. That's what restaurant staff do. Plus they use bleach to sanitize counters, cutting boards and work surfaces. It won't hurt you, it'll probably help you. What do you think makes up dishwashing detergent? It's mostly bleach.
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- 1 decade ago
Yes you should be fine. As with any chemical spilled on your skin, you should rinse with water for 15 minutes. That should take care of it. If you have prolonged exposure and severe redness develops, you should seek medical attention. But it sounds like you washed if off quickly so you shouldn't have any problems. My source is a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for household bleach.
- llittle mamaLv 61 decade ago
As long as you washed it is perfectly safe to eat. I would wash again before touching your eyes. The smell will last awhile because the smell is so strong; Wash the spot with lemon juice to kill the smell if it bothers you.
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- TygerLilyLv 41 decade ago
It's fine. You, to put your mind at ease, might rinse the skin again.
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