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Suggest treatment for accidental consumption of calamine

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Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh

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Posted on Sat, 9 Aug 2014 in Child Health
Question: My 13 year old mistakenly swallowed a teaspoon of calamine lotion. She is about 120 pounds. Should this amount be toxic?
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Answered by Dr. Omprakash Ashokrao Deshmukh 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
nothing serious.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
As your child have ingested small qauntity, there is nothing to worry.
Give him lot of water and milk.
Zinc oxide poisoning can occur only if large amount ingested.
See a doctor if you there is nausea , diarrhea, diziness.
Hope i helped you.
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