If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not possible of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.
An episode of vomiting, diarrhea or choking
If your child is not having any symptoms, give a few sips of water and watch for the symptom described above. If your child is having any symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Crayons are used for drawing and coloring. They contain waxes and color pigments. Beware, a piece of crayon can be a choking hazard.
NOTE: You should be concerned if your child experiences vomiting, persistent/continued diarrhea or choking. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.
Crayons are only expected to cause a mild laxative effect if swallowed. A piece of crayon in the mouth is considered a choking hazard.
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.