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My baby ate some gel ghlighter from sharpie, i 't know what

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my baby ate some gel highlighter from sharpie
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i don't know what to look for or if its just fine
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: he is 16 months old
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
How much did he take?

When did he take?

Does he have any symptom now?

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 months ago.

Hello again,

I was waiting for your reply.
Usually gel highlighter is not toxic.
It may cause stomach discomfort, vomiting if taken in large amount.
You can observe him.
However, I would advise to call your local poison control center too
I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish him healthy life.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
no he is running around playing
i am not sure i think just the tip but he had swallowed before i could tell
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 3 months ago.

I just sent an answer.

Only tip would not cause much symptom.