What to do if your child eats a laundry capsule
- Seek immediate medical help.
- If your child is not vomiting, Do NOT try to induce vomiting.
- Check for the symptoms of laundry detergent poisoning. These include: difficulty breathing, swelling of the throat, lip and tongue, burns or rashes on the skin, vision loss, vomiting or a burning sensation in the throat, and severe stomach pain.
What to do if your child gets laundry detergent in eyes or on their skin
- Carefully rinse the area with water for several minutes.
- Seek medical help.
What to tell the doctor
When seeing a doctor because your child ate a laundry capsule or got laundry detergent in their eye or on their skin, you may be asked for specific information. This is important as it can help identify if laundry detergent poisoning is a risk for your child and determine the treatment they receive as a result.
Make sure you can answer the following questions from your doctor:
- When did the accident happen?
- What symptoms does your child have?
- What first-aid have you performed – if any?
- How old is your child and how much do they weigh?
- Does your child have any allergies?
- How much of the capsule contents were swallowed or splashed onto skin or in eyes?
- What is the product brand name?
If you can, take the original packaging with you to help identify the laundry detergent ingredients.
Now that you know how to keep kids safe by keeping your laundry detergent storage safe and secure and avoiding getting any laundry detergent on skin or eyes, you can enjoy convenient washing without the worry.