There has been a significant increase in calls to poison control in the state of Illinois in the last two days, Illinois Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said during a Saturday afternoon press conference.
Such calls included someone using a detergent based solution for a sinus rinse and another person gargling with a bleach and mouthwash mixture to kill germs, Ezike said.
She urged people to not use cleaning chemicals to try and kill the virus.
Injecting, ingesting, snorting household cleaners is dangerous. It is not advised and can be deadly," Ezike warned.
This comes after President Donald Trump suggested Thursday the possibility of injecting disinfectants to treat people with coronavirus.