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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.

Lotion

Also Known As:

Hand cream, face cream or body lotion

lotion

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Possible Symptoms

Stomach upset, loose stools

What To Do

Give the child a few sips of water. Observe for symptoms. Call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 if the symptoms occur.

NOTE: You should be concerned if your child experiences these symptoms: vomiting (more than once), persistent/continued diarrhea, choking. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

Hand cream, face cream or body lotion

What It Is

Lotions and creams are applied to moisturize the skin and can contain oils, fragrances and moisturizers. Note: Medicated lotions and creams (such as those for rashes, acne, athlete’s foot and hair depilatories) contain additional ingredients that may be toxic. If your child has ingested one of these, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 for advice specific to your situation.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Stomach upset, loose stools

What To Do

Give the child a few sips of water. Observe for symptoms. Call IPC at 1-800-222-1222 if the symptoms occur.

NOTE: You should be concerned if your child experiences these symptoms: vomiting (more than once), persistent/continued diarrhea, choking. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

Moisturizing lotions and creams are considered to be minimally toxic. Ingestion of a mouthful or less may cause a mild laxative effect.

Eye Exposure

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

 

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