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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.

Crayons

Also Known As:

Crayolas

crayons

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Possible Symptoms

An episode of vomiting, diarrhea or choking

What To Do

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.

NOTE: You should be concerned if your child experiences vomiting, persistent/continued diarrhea or choking. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

Crayolas

What It Is

Crayons are used for drawing and coloring. They contain waxes and color pigments. Beware, a piece of crayon can be a choking hazard.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

An episode of vomiting, diarrhea or choking

What To Do

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.

NOTE: You should be concerned if your child experiences vomiting, persistent/continued diarrhea or choking. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

Crayons are only expected to cause a mild laxative effect if swallowed. A piece of crayon in the mouth is considered a choking hazard.

Eye Exposure

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

 

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