If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not positive of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.
Deodorant, Degree, Arrid, Arm and Hammer, Old Spice, Sure, Certain Dri, Dry Idea, Ban, Speed Stick, Dove, Right Guard, Mitchum Soft & Dri, Secret
Antiperspirants and deodorants are minimally toxic. If your child ate antiperspirant or deodorant, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing. If your child develops symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
An episode of vomiting or mild diarrhea may occur. Aerosol antiperspirants and deodorants can cause coughing and other respiratory symptoms if inhaled.
If your child is not experiencing symptoms, give them a few sips of water and watch for persistent vomiting, diarrhea, or coughing. If your child develops symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
If your child is not having any symptoms, give a few sips of water and observe for the symptoms described above.
Deodorant/antiperspirants are designed for underarm use and come in solid, liquid (roll-on) and aerosol forms. Antiperspirants contain aluminum compounds that are used to reduce sweating. Deodorants and antiperspirants often contain fragrances.
The aluminum compounds in deodorant/antiperspirants can be mildly irritating to the stomach and intestines.
If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call the Poison Helpline.