Is it bad to eat petroleum jelly?

My little one ate some petroleum jelly today, is that bad?


 

today my little one ate some petroleum jelly while playing with a friend. Not much was out of the can, but it was smeared with petroleum jelly around the mouth.
Is this dangerous or what can happen if consumed too much?

of JessiK. on October 26th, 2015, 7:38 pm

 

Answer:

My little one ate some petroleum jelly today, is that bad?

Dear J.,
if you fear poisoning in your child, then it makes no sense to ask a question here and wait perhaps 1 day for an answer. In such cases, you must always call your pediatrician or the poison control center. In this case, petroleum jelly is harmless.
All the best!

by Dr. med. Andreas Busse on October 27, 2015

Answer:

My little one ate some petroleum jelly today, is that bad?

Hello,

i don't think that's bad. But the poison control center can always give you certainty in this regard in an emergency, where you will be put through to a doctor who can help immediately. It is important to have the packaging of the cleaner, cream or whatever the child has eaten / drunk ready so that the doctor can be informed of the exact ingredients.

of Carrot on 10/26/2015

Answer:

My little one ate some petroleum jelly today, is that bad?

Topic is done! According to the poison control center, petroleum jelly is not toxic. When I got home 10 minutes later, I called them right away

of JessiK. on 10/26/2015

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