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Poison Center Helpline 1-800-222-1222

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.

Lip Products

Also Known As:

ChapStick, lip balm, lip liner, lipstick

lip products

Toxicity Level

Usually Nontoxic

Possible Symptoms

An episode of vomiting, loose stool or mild diarrhea

What To Do

If your child is not having any symptoms, give a few sips of water and watch for the symptoms 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 these symptoms: persistent/continued vomiting or diarrhea, coughing. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Usually Nontoxic

Also Known As

ChapStick, lip balm, lip liner, lipstick

What It Is

Ingredients in lip products vary between the type and brand, but may include oils, waxes, perfumes, coloring agents, pigments, lanolin, antioxidants, preservatives and emulsifying agents

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

An episode of vomiting, loose stool or mild diarrhea

What To Do

If your child is not having any symptoms, give a few sips of water and watch for the symptoms 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 these symptoms: persistent/continued vomiting or diarrhea, coughing. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

Minimally toxic in small amounts such as a taste or a lick. Mild irritation to the stomach/intestines is all that is expected.

Eye Exposure

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

 

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