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HELP! 14 month old dd just possibly eaten some dishwasher tablet... how worried do i need to be?

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mrsravelstein Tue 29-Mar-11 11:34:16

she got into a child locked cupboard, got out the dishwasher tablet (those pouchy type ones) managed to get it open and has got some of the powder smeared around her mouth... so possibly some of it has actually been swallowed... have given her a big drink of water and she doesn't seem remotely bothered, but do i need to be taking her to hospital or just keep getting her to drink water?

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Tue 29-Mar-11 11:35:23

they are toxic/very irritating so i would take her

TragicallyHip Tue 29-Mar-11 11:35:51

I would take her to A&E!

pooka Tue 29-Mar-11 11:36:53

Well... both my sons have done this. DS1 with a lemon fresh pouchy one. DS2 with a finish quantum thingy.

In each case I just got a squeezy bottle of water and rinsed their mouths out. And kept making them sip water.

Neither of them suffered any ill effects. But someone else may be on to say that this was the worst possible thing to and that medical attention required. Mine just seemed so completely fine and well that I didn't get health advice.

pooka Tue 29-Mar-11 11:38:31

X post.

Really - it didn't occur to me to take to hospital. Certainly not A&E - wasn't an emergency.

I may have rung NHS direct re ds1. Cannot remember, but memory being jogged.

ScarlettWalking Tue 29-Mar-11 11:39:29

I would take her to A&E they are v toxic

mousymouse Tue 29-Mar-11 11:41:50

another one for a&e here, they can burn the esophagus (sp?) quite badly.

djinnie Tue 29-Mar-11 11:45:27

I'm sure it will give instructions on the packet about what to do.

Sometimes you shouldn't give water.

I would get in touch with NHS Direct.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Tue 29-Mar-11 11:47:15

A§E and don't forget to take the box.

Lollyheart Tue 29-Mar-11 11:47:40

My ds2 bit a chunk out of one, he was fine just a little sick after,

mrsravelstein Tue 29-Mar-11 11:58:28

thanks all, just spoke to NHS direct who looked it up on their toxins info and they are not unduly worried as apparently it would cause major burning/frothing/coughing/vomiting virtually immediately if enough of it had been eaten... so another one to chalk up to experience, and another cupboard to be relocated out of her reach...

at07abl Thu 28-Jul-16 11:13:05

It is very dependent on the brand of tablet you are using. This happened to me this morning and I googled and found this thread. Followed the advise to call NHS direct. They checked the toxins in the tablet my LO had eaten and advised me based on that; we have to be under observation for 6 hours at the hospital because of one of the chemicals in the tablets I use. Thanks for the advise! It's always best to check with NHS direct! X

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