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Toddler swallowed tiny bit of aftershave. Should I be worried?

My 1 year old may have swallowed a tiny bit of aftershave should I be worried? He picked the bottle up and the top came off, he dropped the bottle but then tried to put the top in his mouth with a little in it, I managed to take it off him quickly but I don t know if he swallowed any, he stinks of it but I would assume because it was on his hands, I have cleaned him.
Asked On : Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Just monitor his respiratory rate. If it increases or if your child develops any chest retractions then take him to the emergency.

Monitor his activity. If he becomes drowsy or lethargic or has some poor feeding or vomiting then he requires treatment.

Make the home child proof and see that such items are not available to the child. Prevention is always better than cure.

Hope this helps.
Take care.

Answered: Mon, 1 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Balaji Chinnasami's  Response
Hi dear,
After shave lotions usually contains alcohol in it. Children are prone to poisoning effects like drowsiness, unsteadiness, vomiting, irritability, seizures. But it depends upon the quantity ingested. Your child has ingested very minimal quantity and unlikely to cause any harm. Just be vigilant but be relieved by the fact that he will be alright.

Take care
Dr. Balaji Chinnasami
Assistant professor- Pediatrics
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