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Swallowing shower gel

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Bemba Sun 10-Jan-16 22:32:10

My daughter on her year abroad has just called me saying she squirted shower gel in her mouth and swallowed some and had sore throat! What shall I advise? Is it something to worry about ? She is 21 for goodness sake . This usually hAppens to babies. Any advice please would be appreciated

Tate15 Mon 11-Jan-16 04:43:07

Shower gel has a low toxicity. If ingested in large amounts it could cause foaming and there is a slight risk of it getting in the lungs whilst vomiting.
Your daughter will be fine unless she has a specific allergy to aningredientvehich I doubt as she wouldn't be using it in the first place!

Sounds like she is missing her mum and was a bit dramatic in contacting you, as can be expected when a long way from home.

Bemba Tue 12-Jan-16 21:43:31

Thank you for your wise words

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