"More than 3,600 cases of disinfectant exposure were reported in April to the US poison control centres compared to 1,676 in February.
Experts warn against using cleaning products beyond their intended use, such as wiping down groceries.
Dr Kelly Johnson-Arbor from the National Capital Poison Center said there was no medical reason to be "drinking or bathing in disinfectants".
Somebody will manage to get a Darwin Award out this. Very Trumpy, isn't it?