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Alternative namesThis poisoning is from ingestion of lip moisturizers.
Poisonous IngredientPara-aminobenzoic acid
Home TreatmentCall Poison Control for further guidance.
Before Calling EmergencyDetermine the following information:
Poison Control, or a local emergency numberThey will instruct you if it is necessary to take the patient to the hospital. See Poison Control centers for telephone numbers and addresses. Take the container with you to the emergency room.
What to expect at the emergency room
Expectations (prognosis)Recovery is very likely, since the ingredients are generally considered nontoxic.
Update Date: 2/12/2004Cherlin Johnson, M.D., Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT