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About 40mins ago I accidentally swallowed a small amount of

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About 40mins ago I accidentally swallowed a small amount of water that had some Earths Choice Dishwashing Concentrate (that had been diluted) in it that I was unaware of until I noticed the strange taste when I swallowed it. Because it had been diluted I wasn't too concerned, checked the bottle and immediately drank a glass of water as instructed followed by a few more glasses. Since then I have been steadily having small amounts to drink and my bowels have moved with soft motion 3 times. Maybe because this has made me anxious over whether I should have sought medical advice. I keep getting the strange tase in the back of my throat. Please advise if any different or further action should be taken.Thank you.
Beverley Delaney
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. D. Love replied 2 years ago.
Hello from JustAnswer.
The interventions that you have done are usually the only interventions that are necessary for ingestion of this product. There is no risk associated with ingestion, although it can cause some local irritation in the mouth and throat.
If there continues to be a strange taste, it would be reasonable to continue to frequently flush the mouth, either by drinking water or wishing and gargling water. Some people also may find it soothing to drink some milk, which can coat the throat better than plain water.
If there is any ongoing irritation of the mouth, which may occur in people that are more sensitive to the product, it is recommended that the individual be seen, but when there is a serious reaction, it would usually cause more symptoms than what you describe.
If I can provide any further information, please let me know.