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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.

Sunscreen

Also Known As:

Sunblock, Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat, Ocean Potion, Neutrogena, Bain de Soleil, NO-AD, Baby Blanket, Blue Lizard and others

sunscreen

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Sunscreen is minimally toxic. If your child ate sunscreen, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting and diarrhea.

If your child experiences more than one episode of vomiting or persistent diarrhea, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Possible Symptoms

Your child may experience mild stomach upset and an episode of vomiting or loose stools.

What To Do

If your child is not having symptoms, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting and loose stools.

If your child experiences more than one episode of vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Poison Information

Toxicity Level

Minimally toxic

Also Known As

Sunblock, Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat, Ocean Potion, Neutrogena, Bain de Soleil, NO-AD, Baby Blanket, Blue Lizard and others

What It Is

Sunscreen/sunblock contain a combination of chemical and/or physical sunscreens to protect the skin from UV rays.

Possible Symptoms of Overdose/Poisoning

Your child may experience mild stomach upset and an episode of vomiting or loose stools.

What To Do

If your child is not having symptoms, give them a few sips of water and watch for vomiting and loose stools.

If your child experiences more than one episode of vomiting, call IPC at 1-800-222-1222.

Toxicity

Both chemical and physical sunscreen ingredients are minimally toxic and are considered mild irritants 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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