deoderant

Deodorant/Antiperspirant

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Toxicity: Minimally toxic.

Expected symptoms:  Minor oral irritation, stomach upset or loose stool.

What to do: Give your child a drink of water to wash the deodorant/antiperspirant down to the stomach.

Note: If your child has gotten deodorant into their eyes, call the Missouri Poison Center now for help on how to rinse the eyes.

Deodorants/Antiperspirants are used on the skin to reduce perspiration and control body odor.  They are sold as creams, roll-on, aerosol spray, and solid forms.  Most deodorants/antiperspirants contain a form of aluminum combined with a fragrance or essential oil.

When children get into the solid deodorant they sometimes dig their finger into the surface and put that finger into their mouths, or sometimes take a bite directly from the surface.  Ingestion of small amounts of any form of deodorant is expected to result in minor stomach upset and maybe a loose stool.

If you find your child eating deodorant, do not panic.  Take the deodorant away from them , wash off any visible product from their hands, and give them a drink of water.  If problems start or you have questions, call the Missouri Poison Center right away at 1-800-222-1222.  The poison center is open all day, every day for poisoning emergencies and questions.

If a child is able to spray the aerosol deodorant near their mouth, the spray can be inhaled and may cause coughing or a difficulty breathing.  If this happens, or if the child gets deodorant into the eyes, play it safe and call the Missouri Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 right away for the proper treatment advice.

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