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What To Do If Baby Drinks Dish Soap
Call Poison Control: For any accidental overdose or ingestion of toxic substances call poison control immediately. Call 1-800-222-1222. This number is for every poison control center in the usa--no matter where you live. Paste this number on your refrigerator or mirror where you can always find it. Kids that accidentally ingest poisons tend to repeat this behavior. Lock up all your medicines & cleaning agents...Now. ...Read more
Pica Syndrome: is characterized by an appetite for substances largely non-nutritive, such as ice, clay, chalk, dirt, sand, or dove soap in your case. There are different variations of pica, as it can be from a cultural tradition, acquired taste or a neurological mechanism such as an iron deficiency, or chemical imbalance. Get an eval and routine labs, not usually toxic in adults, but not normal or good either. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Options: If it is easy to identify the soap brand associated with the allergy, avoidance is the best option. However, soaps can have a lot of chemicals that can be sensitizers for contact dermatitis allergy such as wool alcohols, fragrances, Cl+Me- isothiazolinone, quaternium 15, diazolidinyl urea, and imidazolidinyl urea (GERMALL 115), to name a few. Patch testing with the TRUE test can help identify. ...Read more
Limit exposures.: Instead of focusing on what cannot be used. change the idea into items than CAN be used. Soaps for skin: IVORY, DOVE. Laundry Detergents: Dreft. Use these for the items the child comes in contact with; and always remember that they come into cntact with bedclothes, and your clothes as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would not: Wipes are not intended to be used this way. You are not cleaning them and you can get bacterial overgrowth on the cups and dishes, not to mention the chemicals you are potentially ingesting. Use plain soap and water. Can not beat it. ...Read more
Do you have to do anything if a child that swallows a spoonful of hair shampoo and/or conditioner?
Can you use hand sanitizer before eating food. How much time you have to wait before touching food. Any recommendations on hand sanitizers suitable?
Does a bar of soap or liquid handwash kill all bacteria on hands or do you have to use antibacterial soap to do that? Which is better?
Antibacterial soap: is probably better,but not by muchGet a more detailed answer ›
When a doctor tells u to use baby shampoo to ur eyelids does that mean u can't wear liquid eyeliner? And washing eyeliner off with soap is bad or no?
Not a problem: The baby shampoo is recommended because your doctor wants you to keep the lids clean to treat blepharitis (a dandruff like condition of the eyelids). Baby shampoo is formulated not to sting when it gets in the eyes, at least less so than the usual shampoos. Once the lids are cleaned, you can use eyeliner and you can wash it off with soap if needed. ...Read more
How often sterilize baby bottles?. And can i wash them with soap? What kind? Baby is almost 6 weeks old. Btw tap water where i live is not so clean.
What happens if you forget to wash your hands after handling gasoline and happen to touch the food you were eating with your dirty hands?
I bought a gallon of distilled water. I'm gonna use it to wash my hair with. Do I need to refrigerate it after opening or is it ok to sit out?
Should not need to: You can refrigerate the water but I don't see any reason that you would need to. ...Read more
I know you do not put soap inside vagina. But what is best soap/body wash for outside area? Castile soap? Just water isn't good enough for me
No need to change...: There is no need to change soaps when showering. A woman or girl can just use the same mild shower soap that she washes everywhere else with, and just gently rub the places between the big labia and her thighs, and between the big labia and her small inner labia, and around the clitoris. That should gently remove excess oils (sebum) and stuff. Of course, "over-cleaning" can lead to rashes. ...Read more
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