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Child Swallows Soap
Depends: I would advise you not swallow dish washing soap. Depending on the chemical makeup of the soap you could suffer bad consequences. Most bar soaps are non toxic. But some soap can cause symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, convulsions and decreased alertness. If you do accidently swallow dishwashing soap make sure you have the national poison control center telephone number handy. Watch those bubbles! ...Read more
Not to worry: A small amount of soap will not harm you. The stomach acid usually neutralizes small amounts of soap.Most bar soaps are considered harmless (nontoxic). ...Read more
Bubbles The Clown?: Take a video & put it up on Youtube.Other than that, think of it as retribution for all of the times you've used profanity (or put jokes up on medical information sites).You say you think"you've swallowed soap.So let's assume it wasn't soap and you're still bubbling at the mouth.Hmmm,let's see,maybe you really just took an Alka Seltzer after gorging on a banana split.No worries, a little soap's OK ...Read more
My 5 weeks old son accidentally swallowed baby soap during washing. Is it very harmful? I am very stressed
See remark: You mean swallowed soap bubbles and not a small bar of soap ????? nothing to worry about.Feed him whatever you are giving him with fluids.I was once told it may cause more loose bowel movement ... If in doubt,please call your pediatrician....... From what I see you have ,,take care of yourself young lady ...Read more
Swallowed a bit of antibacterial soap, should I be worried? Washed my lips with it, feel like i swallowed some should I be worried?
Is it bad 4 the body if I accident swallow some body wash soap about less than 1/3 of a thumb? plz help. I'm scared. plz help me. thanks.
Should be ok : If it was normal shampoo that you can buy anywhere - unless you have some allergy to one of the ingredients, it should be ok. Try to stay away from putting the shampoo in the refrigerator though. Feel better & good luck! ...Read more
More information: Dish soap and other topical antibacterial agents should not be ingested. Consult the label on the bottle for the manufacturer's warnings or consult your local poison control center. ...Read more
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