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Low Risk

Also known as:

Degree® Dove Old Spice® Axe Secret® Speed Stick® Suave®

Possible Symptoms
  • Minor mouth irritation
  • stomach upset
  • diarrhea
  • 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 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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