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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.

Soap

Also Known As:

Liquid soap, bar soap, moisturizing soap, antibacterial soap

soap

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Possible Symptoms

Nausea, an episode of vomiting, loose stools

What To Do

If your child is not having any symptoms, give a few sips of water and watch for the symptoms described above. If your child is having any symptoms, call IPC 1-800-222-1222.

NOTE: You should be concerned if your child experiences these symptoms: persistent/continued vomiting or diarrhea. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

Liquid soap, bar soap, moisturizing soap, antibacterial soap

What It Is

Hand and body soaps contain nonionic and anionic surfactants.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Nausea, an episode of vomiting, loose stools

What To Do

If your child is not having any symptoms, give a few sips of water and watch for the symptoms described above. If your child is having any symptoms, call IPC 1-800-222-1222.

NOTE: You should be concerned if your child experiences these symptoms: persistent/continued vomiting or diarrhea. Call IPC right away at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

Hand and body soaps are minimally toxic, but may cause mild irritation to the stomach or intestines. Degreasers and cleaning products intended to clean anything other than the human body may contain more toxic ingredients.

Eye Exposure

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

 

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