Shampoo ingestion

Definition 
Poisoning from an ingestion of a liquid shampoo.

Poisonous Ingredient 
Shampoo is considered relatively non-toxic.

Where Found 

     
  • Various liquid shampoos

Symptoms  

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 
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 

     
  • Treat the symptoms.

Expectations (prognosis) 
Survival over 24 hours usually indicates recovery will follow.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 7, 2012
by Mamikon Bozoyan, M.D.

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