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my 2yr old may have swallowed some nail polish remover or poured

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my 2yr old may have swallowed some nail polish remover or poured down sink. Didn't smell on her clothes or mouth but did have odor in sink. should i worry
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr.Fabiola.MD replied 4 years ago.

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

Hello! I will be happy to help you

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

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Customer:

yes

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

welcome

Customer:

hi

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

could you please tell me if the nail polish remover is acetone based?

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

you can look on the bottle

Customer:

yes

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

yes it is acetone based?

Customer:

yes it is

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

ok, thank you

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

and he is absolutely free of any symptoms?

Customer:

yes she is and nothing on her smelled of the nail polisher

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

OK. Then she probably did not swallow it

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

acetone is very irritating to the nose, eyes and other mucosas

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

the first symtoms would be teary eyes, drooling, vomiting, cough

Customer:

ok so prob would have started making a face or something right

Customer:

ok none of those

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

Probably.

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

It it important to monitor any of these signs or anything else that seems unusual

Customer:

alright thanks , worried grandma she is so quick

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

the most probable is that he didn't swallow, but the prudential thing to do is to watch him closely

Customer:

alright thanks bye

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

acetone poisoning can be potentially severe in children, but it's very unlikely that he has swallowed anything

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

just keep an eye on him

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

feel free to ask anything else

Dr.Fabiola.MD :

you are welcome

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good luck!

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