Since an exascerbation of my asthma last year and diagnosis of bronchiecatis I've become even more sensitive to cleaning products. I can't use them at all at home. So use old fashioned techniques at home. White vinegar and lemon juice. But avoiding it at work is difficult at times. But domestic really good and chucks me out when mopping the room I'm working in. Damp dusting is done by nursing staff hot soapy water until recently, we having to use powerful smelling stuff which I have to go out of room for at least 20mins, and other staff have to clean for me. As I go in bronco spasm, which my lead nurse has seen, last year when we used it. Trouble is the unit stinks of stuff although not as strong as if I'm using it.
But it is affecting my breathing, I'm coughing more and I'm tight chested. I've been worse last few days, so much so I packed a bag for hospital just in case, felt that bad. Inhalers weren't making much of difference. But managed to calm down after two hours at home. But I know I have chest infection now, but I think this is result of how I react to cleaning products.
Surely this is health and safety issue? My lead nurse and modern matron are fully understanding, infection control not so, but I don't want a repeat of six off work like last year.
Do cleaning products affect anyone else?