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.
Hand cream, face cream, body lotion
Lotion is minimally toxic. If your child ate a mouthful or less of non-medicated lotion, give them a few sips of water and watch for loose stools or an upset stomach.If your child experiences symptoms or ate medicated lotion, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Lotion is minimally toxic. Your child may experience loose stools and an upset stomach.
If your child is not having symptoms, give them a few sips of water and watch for loose stools or an upset stomach.If your child experiences symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
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.
Moisturizing lotions and creams are considered to be minimally toxic. Ingestion of a mouthful or less may cause a mild laxative effect.
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.