Call the Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 to find out if the lipstick is dangerous and exactly what to do for your child.
This number, 1-800-222-1222, is the same for ALL Poison Control Centers around the country and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days each year. The folks who answer the phone can help determine if what your child ate, chewed, licked, or swallowed is dangerous and if he or she needs medical attention.
People typically think of the Poison Control number for medication or household cleaner ingestion, but children will eat almost anything (plants, chalk, makeup), and they can help you decide what you need to do. Every parent and caregiver should have this number in their cell phones and next to any land lines in case of emergency.
Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020