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.
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Nail polish is minimally toxic in small amounts. If your child ate nail polish, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting. If your child experiences these symptoms, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Ingesting nail polish can cause mild mouth or throat irritation and an episode of vomiting.
If your child is not having symptoms, give them a few sips of water and watch for symptoms. If your child experiences continued vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
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.
Nail polish is considered minimally toxic in small amounts and can be a mild irritant to the stomach or intestines.
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.