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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.

Antiperspirant

Also Known As:

Deodorant, Degree, Arrid, Arm and Hammer, Old Spice, Sure, Certain Dri, Dry Idea, Ban, Speed Stick, Dove, Right Guard, Mitchum Soft & Dri, Secret

antiperspirant

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Possible Symptoms

An episode of vomiting or mild diarrhea may occur. Aerosol antiperspirant/deodorant can cause respiratory symptoms if inhaled.

What To Do

If your child experiences persistent/continued vomiting, diarrhea or coughing, call IPC right away 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.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

Deodorant, Degree, Arrid, Arm and Hammer, Old Spice, Sure, Certain Dri, Dry Idea, Ban, Speed Stick, Dove, Right Guard, Mitchum Soft & Dri, Secret

What It Is

Deodorant/antiperspirants are designed for underarm use and come in solid, liquid (roll-on) and aerosol forms. Antiperspirants contain aluminum compounds thatare used to reduce sweating. Deodorants and antiperspirants often contain fragrances.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

An episode of vomiting or mild diarrhea may occur. Aerosol antiperspirant/deodorant can cause respiratory symptoms if inhaled.

What To Do

If your child experiences persistent/continued vomiting, diarrhea or coughing, call IPC right away 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.

Toxicity

The aluminum compounds in deodorant/antiperspirants can be mildly irritating to the stomach and intestines.

Eye Exposure

If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.

 

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