My Child Ate Soap
If your child ate soap, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting and loose stools.
What to know: Soap
- Soap includes liquid soap, bar soap, antibacterial soap, moisturizing soap and other types of hand and body soap.
Toxicity LevelWhat are toxicity levels?
My child ate soap. Is soap toxic?
Hand and body soaps are considered minimally toxic.
Symptoms of PoisoningIf your child swallowed hand or body soap, give them a few sips of water and monitor for vomiting, nausea and diarrhea.
If your child experiences more than one episode of vomiting or persistent diarrhea, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.
Soap may cause irritation if exposed to eyes.
If your child got soap 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.