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Low Risk

Also known as:

blush bronzer concealer cover-up eye liner eye shadow foundation lip gloss lip liner lipstick make-up mascara

Possible Symptoms
  • Minor stomach upset
  • eye irritation
What to Do
  1. Wipe or rinse out the mouth.
  2. Give a serving size of water to drink.
  3. Rinse any exposed skin with lukewarm water and soap.
  4. Call 1-800-222-1222 for additional instructions.
If Exposed to Eyes
  1. Start rinsing eye(s) with lukewarm water.
  2. Call the Missouri Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222 for further recommendations.

Additional Information

Note: If your child has gotten cosmetics into their eyes, call the Missouri Poison Center now for help on how to rinse the eyes. Cosmetics, also known as make-up, are a wide range of products applied to the body, most often the face, to enhance appearance. They are often kept in areas that are easy for children to reach such as purses, drawers, and bathroom cabinets. In an attempt to imitate what they see, sometimes the child will smear the make-up all over their face causing it to get into the eyes or mouth. Children will also taste test or bite into the product.

Cosmetics are made using of a variety of ingredients depending on the type and use. The ingredients may include oils, fragrance, lanolin, waxes, pigments and dyes, powders, and preservatives.

If your child has gotten cosmetics in their mouth, do not panic. Take the make-up away from your child, wash off their hands, and give them a drink of water to wash it down to the stomach. Swallowing a small amount of these products causes no to minimal symptoms such as a minor upset stomach.

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, too.

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Emergencies don’t wait for you, so you shouldn’t have to wait to call for help. Get the Missouri Poison Center app with poison information and a link to the Poison Help Line. It is just a click away during the most stressful moments. Our registered nurses and pharmacists are here 24/7/365 days a year to help guide you through poison exposures and overdose emergencies.

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