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    What are the repercussions of accidental ingestion of Dettol?

Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017 in Child Health
Question: Hi my 3 year old kid swallowed a detol handwash.. I made him to do womit as well as to drink a glass of warm water.. What else to do is my question...
Answered by Dr. Diptanshu Das 44 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Wait and watch

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on Health care magic.

I have gone through your query and understand your concern. Detol Hand wash (contains: Aqua, Sodium laureth sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerine, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Stearate, Salicylic acid, Polyquaternium-7, Parfum, Chloroxylenol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Cl 19140, Cl 14700, Cl 61570) is a soapy liquid. You do not need to do anything else. You need to wait and watch. She may have loose stools and/or vomiting. You need to give ORS (Oral rehydration solution). If anything seems out of place be sure to visit the ER.

Let me know if I could help further.

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