If the child swallowed more than one mouthful, is having symptoms, or if you are not possible of the exact substance or amount swallowed, call the Poison Center Hotline immediately at 800-222-1222. The call is free and confidential.
Sunblock, Coppertone, Hawaiian Tropic, Banana Boat, Ocean Potion, Neutrogena, Bain de Soleil, NO-AD, Baby Blanket, Blue Lizard and others
Mild stomach upset that may result in an episode of vomiting or loose stools
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 at 1-800-222-1222.
Sunscreen/sunblock contain a combination of chemical and/or physical sunscreens to protect the skin from UV rays.
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.
Both chemical and physical sunscreen ingredients are minimally toxic and are considered mild irritants to the stomach or intestines.
If your child has gotten this substance in his or her eyes, please view our eye exposure information.
Don't hesitate to call the Poison Helpline.