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If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not possible of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.

Nail Polish

Also Known As:

OPI, Revlon, Essie, Orly, Sally Hansen, etc.

nail polish

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Possible Symptoms

Mild mouth or throat irritation, an episode of vomiting

What To Do

If the child is not having any symptoms, give the child 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 or continued vomiting. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

OPI, Revlon, Essie, Orly, Sally Hansen, etc.

What It Is

Nail polish is a lacquer applied to finger or toe nails as a cosmetic. There are several different formulations, such as base coat, color coat and top coat.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Mild mouth or throat irritation, an episode of vomiting

What To Do

If the child is not having any symptoms, give the child 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 or continued vomiting. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

Nail polish is considered to be minimally toxic with a taste/lick and is considered to be a mild irritant to the stomach or intestines.

Eye Exposure

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

 

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