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I think I might have drank fake blood. I was helping a friend

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I think I might have drank fake blood. I was helping a friend make a small movie for his film class. I was supposed to get shot and cough blood in the movie; therefore I put some fake blood in my mouth to make it realistic...I agreed to it and put a small amount of blood in my mouth, but I'm afraid I have swolled a bit...I wash my mouth right away with water...Should I go to the ER? could I get poisoned? Could I get a digestive or other cancer? how about my mouth?

Here are the ingredients of the fake blood:
Water, Imidazolini Urea,Triethanilamine, Propylene, Glycol, Methylparaben, Red #40 (CI 16035, Blue # XXXXX CI 42090

so far I have no symptoms and I have washed my mouth so many times with water? what should I do I'm freakung out?

Greetings Nelson.

How much amount did you put in the mouth?
How much amount do you think did you swallow?

Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't think I swolled...I put about half a tea spoon in my mouth...I don't feel any symptoms

Hello Nelson,

This is a tiny amount and this is unlikely to cause any significant harm. Mild burning of mouth may occur occasionally but since you do not have any symptoms, anything now is not likely to occur. I would not worry.

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