My Child Ate Poop
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.
What to know: Poop
- Poop can also be referred to as feces, excrement and droppings.
- To prevent further ingestion, make sure to wash your child’s hands, especially under their fingernails.
Symptoms of PoisoningUsually, eating a small amount of human or animal poop doesn’t cause symptoms. Rarely, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or low-grade fever may occur hours to days after ingestion.
If any of these symptoms develop, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
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.
Have an urgent question or need more help?
Don't hesitate to call IPC at
This call is free and confidential.