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What will happen if a child swallows soap?

What will happen if a child swallows soap?

Usually harmless: Most soaps are nontoxi. If you feel your child has ingested a significant amount, give them milk or water to dilute the soap. Call 911 for vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What will happen if a child swallows liquid hand soap?

What will happen if a child swallows liquid hand soap?

Diarrhea: The most common symptoms would be gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea. You may also get some vomiting. To be safe, call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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My 5 weeks old son accidentally swallowed baby soap during washing. Is it very harmful? I am very stressed

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

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What will happen when I swallowed dishwashing soap accidentally?

What will happen when I swallowed dishwashing soap accidentally?

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

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I swallowed a teeny amount of soap. Is it dangerous?

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

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I think I swallowed soap I keep spittin up what looks like soap bubbles?

I think I swallowed soap I keep spittin up what looks like soap bubbles?

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

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Can you be sick from swallowing a bit of face wash and bar soap? Would you be sick immediately after or can it happen a day later?

Can you be sick from swallowing a bit of face wash and bar soap? Would you be sick immediately after or can it happen a day later?

Yes but minor: Your nervous system /gut are both wired to help you live...by making you vomit if you ingest something foul. That said, a bit of soap would seldom trigger that response unless it was particularly nasty tasting. The soap itself would cruise through your gut without problems. Some people take a related product for gas all the time. Don't loose sleep over this. ...Read more

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Swallowed a bit of antibacterial soap, should I be worried? Washed my lips with it, feel like I swallowed some should I be worried?

Swallowed a bit of antibacterial soap, should I be worried? Washed my lips with it, feel like I swallowed some should I be worried?

Harmless: Small amounts of antibacterial soap are not poisonous or dangerous. Very large amounts could be corrosive however. ...Read more

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Is palm olive ultra antibacterial dish soap hazardous if swallowed in large amounts?

Is palm olive ultra antibacterial dish soap hazardous if swallowed in large amounts?

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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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.

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

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My 8 month old sucked on a toy that had dish soap on it and swallowed some. She hasn't shown any weird symptoms of it bothering her. Should we worry?

My 8 month old sucked on a toy that had dish soap on it and swallowed some. She hasn't shown any weird symptoms of it bothering her. Should we worry?

No, dish soap is ok,: But the powder or pellets for the dishwasher are more caustic and can cause some mouth and esophageal irritation. ...Read more

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My kid put several pieces of play dough made from flour and dish soap in his mouth. I'm not sure if he swallowed any. What should I do? I'm not in usa

My kid put several pieces of play dough made from flour and dish soap in his mouth. I'm not sure if he swallowed any. What should I do? I'm not in usa

It should pass: The components listed are not toxic in this amount and should not trigger any significant problem. Kind under 3 often explore the world by including taste as a factor. Bugs, pet food, toys, screws all have been ingested and will pass. The objects I worry about for such kids include button batteries & small magnets among others. ...Read more

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What could happen if a child swallowed alrex (loteprednol) eye drops?

What could happen if a child swallowed alrex (loteprednol) eye drops?

Very little: Alrex (loteprednol) is a steroid. A small quantity of this taken orally is unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more

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What will happen if the 2 years old child has swallowed a tamarind seed?

What will happen if the 2 years old child has swallowed a tamarind seed?

Likely nothing: The seed in its natural form has a hard coat that is likely to prevent any digestion as it passes through the kids GI tract over 3-4 days. In some parts of the world it is consumed as food, though removing the hard coat makes it a difficult seed to enjoy. As far as I can tell, there are no toxicities related to its ingestion. ...Read more

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About a child swallowing a balloon; what happens to it?

About a child swallowing a balloon; what happens to it?

Usually nothing: Swallowing balloons can be dangerous for infants and young children because it can get caught in the back of the throat and block the airway. But if fully swallowed it should pass easily through the GI tract. Keep balloons away from young children and infants. ...Read more

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What would happen if child swallowed a tiny magnet ball?

What would happen if child swallowed a tiny magnet ball?

Probably nothing: If it were a single magnetic ball, it would pass "in the end." the real problem might occur if one or more such balls were swallowed. They could stick to one another within the lining of the digestive tract and cause a necrosis of the gut at the point where they have attracted/adhered to one another. ...Read more

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What happens if your child swallows his tooth?

What happens if your child swallows his tooth?

No problem: It passes through just like the bug they ate when younger. ...Read more

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What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

Passing time: The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value. Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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How do I teach my child how to swallow pills?

SWALLOW PILLS: If child is old enough to swallow pills, just tell him to put the pill at the back of his throat followed by swallowing plenty of water. ...Read more

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What to do if your child drink dish soap?

What to do if your child drink dish soap?

Call Poison Control: Call 1-800-222-1222. That is the number for poison control. You should call them for information on overdosages of substances or medications for exact answers. ...Read more

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Is it easier to swallow soft gels or tablets? My child has problems with pills.

Is it easier to swallow soft gels or tablets? My child has problems with pills.

If same size...: ...Soft gels are easier, but sometimes you need a bigger softgel than a pill for the same dose of medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is in soap that I need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Can you tell me what is in soap that I need to avoid using on my child who suffers from mild eczema?

Chemicals: There are numerous ingredients and perfumes all of which could be irritating to eczema skin. Use vegetable soaps like castille soap or anything mild...Glycerin based soaps as well. Then after bathing pat dry- don't rub and lotion up then. The lotion will be absorbed better. ...Read more

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Please help. My child is only living on liquids. He say his scared to swallow and when he wants to swallow it feels like he is gonna choke. Please hel?

Please help. My child is only living on liquids. He say his scared to swallow and when he wants to swallow it feels like he is gonna choke. Please hel?

Needs eval: An evaluation by a child psychologist or therapist is in order. The kid may have developed a significant phobic reaction to an event where he did choke & returning to normal function may take some de-conditioning. ...Read more

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What Happens When 4 year child Swallow Calamine Lotion?

What Happens When 4 year child Swallow Calamine Lotion?

Zinc oxide...: Zinc oxide toxicity is possible with calamine lotion ingestion (in large amounts). Contact poison control immediately at 1-800-222-1222 to assess risk and if any interventions are necessary. ...Read more

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What happens if a child swallows a coin while I am babysitting? Should I call the parents or er?

What happens if a child swallows a coin while I am babysitting? Should I call the parents or er?

ER ASAP: A child swallowing a coin needs to be dealt with immediately, regardless of how the child is acting. It needs be xray'd to ensure it is not stuck in the in the esophagus or even worse in the airway. This can be seen on a lateral xray. If it is a battery, it needs to be removed immediately! So if it happens, call the parents asap and if the child is having trouble breathing call 911 first. ...Read more

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If child swallowed a penny a week ago, would it have passed through by now?

If child swallowed a penny a week ago, would it have passed through by now?

Yes: But you may have missed it in the child's stool. An xray is the only way to be sure, however most coins will pass on their own. Ask your doctor if an xray is needed. ...Read more