If your child is having symptoms or you don't know the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.
If your child ate poop, give them a few sips of water. If they experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or fever, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222. This call is free and confidential.
My toddler ate poop. Is poop toxic?
Eating a mouthful of animal or human poop is generally considered to be nontoxic.
Poop may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got poop in their eyes, rinse by pouring clean, lukewarm water across the affected eye(s) for 15 minutes.
For more instructions, please see our page on eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call IPC at
This call is free and confidential.