Bubble bath soaps

Definition 
Poisoning from an ingestion of a bubble bath soap.

Poisonous Ingredient 
Most bath soaps are considered non-toxic.

Where Found    

     
  • Various bubble bath soaps.

Note: This list may not be all inclusive.

Symptoms 

Gastrointestinal

     
  • Diarrhea  
  • Vomiting

Home Treatment

For any toxic exposure or allergic reaction, seek emergency medical care immediately. Call Poison Control for further information.

Before Calling Emergency 
Determine the following information:

     
  • The patient’s age, weight, and condition  
  • The name of the product (ingredients and strengths, if known)  
  • The time it was swallowed  
  • The amount swallowed

Poison Control, or a local emergency number 
They will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container with you to the emergency room.

What to expect at the emergency room 
Some or all of the following procedures may be performed.

     
  • Treat the symptoms.

Expectations (prognosis) 

Since these products are relatively nontoxic, recovery is very likely.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 6, 2012
by Simon D. Mitin, M.D.

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