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What should I do if my child accidently drinks dish soap

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
No treatment needed: Ingestion of small to modest amount of soap and soap products are usually harmless. The child may experience minor gastrointestinal symptoms, i.e., s ... Read More
Dr. Marcus Degraw
22 years experience Pediatrics
Call poison control: 800-222-1222.

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Call Poison Control: Call 1-800-222-1222. That is the number for poison control. You should call them for information on overdosages of substances or medications for exa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Yes: If it wasn't you would expect to hear that loads of people who had gone to that particular restaurant had gotten sick and pretty soon the restaurant w ... Read More
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Washing: Absolutely - you should wash the glass before using it!
A female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Dancygier
25 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Should be ok: If all you swallowed was a small amount of dish soap I believe you should be fine. I wouldn't worry about that.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Catherine Willner
35 years experience Neurology
Neurologically: Altered taste can occur for several reasons but some common reasons can be sinus infection, oral infections, or low zinc levels. Discuss specifics wi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I would try to avoid: but I would think that most dish detergents would not be toxic since small amounts may be left on dishes that aren't thoroughly rinsed.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Clean stomach !: Soap will cause nothing bad to happen. Good Luck
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nope: Your body is amazingly tough. There are some bogus websites that want to scare you about the alleged dangers of artificial detergents, but this stuff ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing special: At most i would expect an upset stomach & and some loose stools over time but these products are more an irritant than a threat. For future reference ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Any soap is good: Recently there was a study to compare antibacterial soaps to regular soaps for getting rid of bacteria and no difference was found between the two so ... Read More

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