Lysol Exposure: Health Concerns, Recommended Actions

Lysol Exposure: Health Concerns, Recommended Actions
Published on, 18 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Fruwhe Oghenerume and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I accidentally sprayed Lysol directly into my face. I know it contains toxic chemicals, so I'm worried about potential health damage. What should I do?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


It's important to note that Lysol is a chemical bleaching and antibacterial or antimicrobial agent. When it comes into contact with the skin, it may cause irritation, but there's no established systemic effect, as it's not known to be absorbed through the skin like organophosphates.


Historically, it has been used as a topical agent and even as a means of contraception without known systemic effects. However, it's always advisable to thoroughly rinse your skin with running water if you come into contact with such chemicals. If you experience any allergic reactions or other adverse effects, consider taking recommended anti-allergy medication or consulting your physician.



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