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.
ChapStick, lip balm, lip liner, lipstick
Lip products, like ChapStick, lip balm, lip liner, or lipstick are usually nontoxic. If your child ate any of these products, give them a few sips of water and watch for symptoms. If your child begins vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
An episode of vomiting, loose stool or mild diarrhea
If your child is not having any symptoms, give them a few sips of water. If your child begins vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
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
Lip products are considered nontoxic in small amounts.
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.