A member asked:

Why do chapstick labels say keep out of reach of children? i mean i get because they could eat the whole thing...but is it really that harmful?

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Dr. Benjamin Lerner answered

Specializes in Vascular Surgery

Chapstick itself is camphor, beeswax, and scents. Those are not harmful. A child could eat the chapstick and possibly aspirate it and choke, however far more likely is a child would aspirate the cap on the chapstick and have trouble breathing.

Answered Mar 5, 2013



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