After my basement flooded I was cleaning the floors and walls with a mixture of water, bleach, and rubbing alcohol. In a tight area I must have inhaled too deeply and too close to the fumes. I began to cough and my lungs felt pressed down and it was hard to breath. Twelve hours later my breathing is still labored, lungs tight, and frequent coughing. I can't sleep. Is there an easy remedy? Will time alleviate the problem? Should I see a doctor now?
You should definitely see a Dr. Although, you may think you're fine, you may have also chemically burned the lining of your lungs. Don't hesitate, I would rather have a Dr. say I'm ok than you should have come along time ago.
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