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Talc powder in bab's eyes not sure if he inhaled a little, eye is swollen and he' s been drowsy and a little lethargic all day and has a slight fever.

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Dr. Solomon Gelbart
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Doubt connection: Talcum powder is inert and not generally harmful in small quantities such as may happen with inadvertent eye exposure. At most I would put a drop or two of any artificial tear supplement in the eye in question and the natural lacrimation process should rid the external eye of the problem. I would doubt that the fever and lethargy is related to the talc exposure. Contact your Peds MD if persists.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
I agree with Dr. Gelbart. Lethargy is a very worrying symptom. Please call your child's doc now or take him in to be seen right away.
Dec 21, 2015
Last updated Dec 21, 2015


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