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Should I take my son to the hospital?

My son ate diaper rash cream.I'm not sure how much he ate,but I know that it wasn't that much. Should I take him to the hospital?

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:02 PM on Dec. 6, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • You can call Poison Control at 1-800-222-1222

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 1:04 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • I would call the poison control center and go from there. Good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • Call poison control. You could also call your pediatrician's emergency number.

    Answer by Bmat at 1:06 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • If you refuse to deal with dumb mothers then why did you bother posting? I don't think this is a dumb thing to ask..Especially if the kid seems to have nothing wrong with him even though he ate that stuff.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • My son did it once too. He was fine, but we did call poison control and also the pediatric helpline. See what poison control tells you. I was told to watch him for any changes but that nothing needed to be done considering our circumstances.

    Answer by Mom1Stepmom1 at 1:08 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • The majority of diaper rash creams have zinc oxide as an active ingredient. This can make a child very ill, probably not immediately.

    If you look at the container it will tell you to seek emergency help immediately or contact poison control.

    (I am a nurse and know a little bit of something about zinc oxide)

    Answer by girlneffy at 1:10 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • Aww poor guy, read what the back of the dipper cream says I would think that it would say something about if accidentally ingested do this, or call PC. My son ate a miracle grow stick once... Talk about freak out! Turns out he would be just fine. He's pretty big for is age now too... LOL

    Answer by Amber1109 at 1:12 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • Aww my son ate it, and we called poison control and they said he would be ok. But you should still call it and ask anyway.

    Answer by prettyrayray at 1:32 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

  • call poison control

    Answer by LisaAnnPonce at 2:35 PM on Dec. 6, 2008

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