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Daughter put Icy Hot in her mouth. Is it safe?

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She bit the tube and some of it got into her mouth

Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Family Physician replied 9 years ago.

How old is your daughter?

How much did she get in her mouth - 1 drop, 1 teaspoon, 1 tablespoon?

Customer: replied 9 years ago.

2 1/2- and I would say 1 drop

Expert:  Family Physician replied 9 years ago.

Icy Hot contains Menthol and Methyl Salicylate. Based on the amount of this cream that she got in her mouth - I doubt that this will be a problem.

However, I would call your local poison center to verify this - since they would have more details on any reported problems with minor oral exposures in children.

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