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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.

Nail Polish

Also Known As:

OPI, Revlon, Essie, Orly, Sally Hansen

nail polish

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

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.

Possible Symptoms

Ingesting nail polish can cause mild mouth or throat irritation and an episode of vomiting.

What To Do

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.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

OPI, Revlon, Essie, Orly, Sally Hansen

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

Ingesting nail polish can cause mild mouth or throat irritation and an episode of vomiting.

What To Do

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.

Toxicity

Nail polish is considered minimally toxic in small amounts and can 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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