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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

Possible Symptoms

Mild stomach upset that may result in an episode of vomiting or 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 at 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

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

Mild stomach upset that may result in an episode of vomiting or 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 at 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

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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