A 41-year-old member asked:
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What would happen if I ingested vaseline?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Vaseline is: considered minimally toxic if a small amount is ingested. So, for small amount, possibly no adverse effect.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017

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