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Dr my 2 yr old son did swallow some nail polish remover

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Hi dr my 2 yr old son did swallow some nail polish remover may be a gulp all the symptoms are there except vomiting. He coughed so much didnt wanna drink and just slept should i go to emerg or wait a bit?
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.
Hi there,
Nail polish remover doe have harmful chemicals.
It is better to call the poison control board for guidance.
The effects of these chemicals may remain for 12 hours or longer.
So close observation is recommended.
This is the website to look for your provincial phone number:
http://www.capcc.ca/
You should consider going to the local hospital.
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