Face Toner

Julie Weber Is This A Poison

Toxicity: Risk for toxicity will vary based on the amount ingested. Minimal exposure in young children has a low risk for toxicity. 

Expected symptoms: Minimal exposure typically results in an unpleasant taste and possible burning sensation in the mouth or stomach upset. Larger ingestion may have more serious effects, call the poison center immediately.

What to do:  Wipe out the child’s mouth with a wet cloth or rinse the mouth. Give your child a drink of water to help get the taste out of the mouth. Contact the Missouri Poison Center immediately. 

Quick Facts about face toner:

Face toners are used to remove dirt, oil, or cosmetics from the skin and prevent acne development. They may contain a variety of ingredients such as witch hazel, salicylic acid, or benzyl alcohol to exfoliate and treat the skin. 

While very small amounts of these chemicals are only minimally toxic, you should still keep these products away from young children. Like other skin care products, face toner can give your child an upset stomach or cause vomiting if ingested in a large enough amount. 

If you notice that your child has ingested face toner, it is important not to panic. Most children will react to the taste, and may cough or gag. Take the bottle away from the child and wipe their mouth out with a soft wet cloth. You may give them some water to drink to get the taste out of their mouth. Do not try to induce vomiting. 

After you have removed your child from the situation, immediately  call the Missouri Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.. Treatment recommendations are often determined by the amount ingested. The poison center is open all day, every day for poisoning emergencies and questions and our team of medical professionals will help to walk you through the next steps.

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