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A 23-year-old female asked about a 17-year-old female:

what happens if i accidentally swallow (some) shampoo water when i am taking my bath? what happens to my body system? please help. am i in danger?

5 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ok: Should be ok in small amounts
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not dangerous: Swallowing a little soapy water while bathing is very unlikely to cause any harm.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ok: If no symptoms should be ok. That small amount unlikely to cause difficulties.
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
NO, should be fine: Swallowing a small amount of shampoo water should be fine. In the future, try and keep you mouth closed while showering and shampooing your hair. Best wishes.
Dr. Karen Dantin
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Ok: No danger in small amounts

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