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Help! I think DD and DS have just eaten a pot of moisturiser

(16 Posts)
Rosie111 Thu 20-Aug-09 21:31:26

Need some advice urgently! DD (4yo) and DS (2yo) were making a fuss a few minutes ago so went upstairs to find that they had found a pot of my moisturiser (Nivea Visage radiance boosting if it makes a difference!) All completely gone, DS complaininng of sore eyes and both covered from heat to toe. So bathed them both then suddenly thought that they might have eaten it- DD says yes- what shall I do? Is it toxic?? I beginning to worry!! Any help would be greatly appriciated!!

Rosie111 Thu 20-Aug-09 21:32:14

by the way, really sorry for crappy typing!

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Thu 20-Aug-09 21:33:00

Call NHS direct and give them the list of ingredients off the back, they will be able to tell you.

Rosie111 Thu 20-Aug-09 21:34:50

thanks fluffy, there arn't any on th eback and I've tried the nivea website with no luck but i think that i'll still give nhs direct a call thanks for the speedy response!

Meglet Thu 20-Aug-09 21:35:03

I think there is a nationwide poisons unit that can tell you this sort of stuff, I expect NHS direct will be able to contact them or put you through direct.

However I doubt that it would be particularly toxic, it goes on your skin after all.

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Thu 20-Aug-09 21:37:10

Have you not got the box?

Little darlings hey!!

Rosie111 Thu 20-Aug-09 21:37:34

thanks meglet, i'm hold with nhs direct at the mo-shall update asap!

Rosie111 Thu 20-Aug-09 21:39:45

no box! argghhhhhhhhh....this is driving me mad!! if only i knew for sure if they had eaten it-it would make things so much easier

seeker Thu 20-Aug-09 21:40:38

If they are covered in it they can't have eaten much if any - it's not going to be poisonous anyway, it's designed to go on your face and round your mouth. I really really wouldn't worry - but I would take the replacement out of their pocket money!

mamalovesmojitos Thu 20-Aug-09 21:43:13

Contains ingredients:
Aqua, Cyclomethicone, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Glycerin, Phenylbenzimidazole, Sulfonic Acid, Sucrose Polystearate, Alcohol Denat., Dimethicone,Methylpropanediol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Mica, Sine, Adipe Lac, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Mangifera Indica Fruit Juice, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Trideceth-9, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethiconol, Propylene Glycol, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP Copolymer, Chondrus Crispus, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Citric Acid, Sodium Carbomer, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene, Citronellol, Parfum, CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 75470

hope this helps!

FluffySaysTheDailyMailsShite Thu 20-Aug-09 21:45:14

shock and we put all that on our skin!!!

whingingDailyHateMail Thu 20-Aug-09 21:46:15

Hi its non toxic, nhsd will advise they only need seeing if any symptoms.

Might have minor tummy upset but wouldn't expect any other probs.

Can't tell you how I know, well I would out myself! By all means speak to them anyway, but hope this reassures a bit smile

lowrib Thu 20-Aug-09 21:46:56

Call NHS direct. There is a national poisons unit (at Guys maybe?) and NHS direct will be able to help / out you in contact.

While you're waiting - activated charcoal is often given to soak up poison. Assuming you most likely don't have any of this, give them some burnt toast - the charcoal should help soak up some of the poison.

Also, if you can get them to drink it (and after burnt toast too!) the tannin in black tea will stop the stomach absorbing things so well.

But both of these are only stop gaps. Do ring NHS direct 08454647.

lowrib Thu 20-Aug-09 21:48:40

That should have said "help put you in contact" not sure how it ended up "/ out you"!

seeker Thu 20-Aug-09 21:51:40

I am pretty sure that what was left in the pot after two small children covered themselves in the cream isn't going to do them any harm, and there's no need to be burning toast for them. Even if they did eat it all, which seems unlikely.

Rosie111 Thu 20-Aug-09 22:04:10

thank you so much everyone! I feel much better now...i've spoken to NHS direct and like most of you said...nothing to worry about! Phew,i can sleep easy now!grin

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