Mrs. J is doing her nails before she leaves for vacation. After she's taken her old nail paint off with nail polish remover, she leaves to go get a new color*
As she's gone, her daughter, Hannah, comes in and sees the nail polish remover left on the table and drinks it (injest), mistaking it for a juice.*
Soon after, Hannah has throat and mouth irritation. She feels like she is going to vomit and has pain in her belly area. She's having difficulty breathing and a shortness of breath.
Hannah's mom walks in the bathroom after hearing gasping to see her daughter like this*
That wasn't juice! It was nail polish remover!
There isn't anaphylaxis potential with nail polish remover. Acetone is the poison in nail polish remover and you cannot have an allergic reaction to ingested acetone
I drank some of that juice on the table
Mrs. J checks for life-threatening conditions. She then asks how much she ingested so she can tell PCC. She calls poison control with the information (age, weight, bottle of nail polish remover) . Mrs.J does not make Hannah throw up unless instructed to do so. She stays with Hannah to continue monitoring her and her symptoms/ consciousness. She ensures Hannah it will be okay
How much did you ingest?
I just took a sip
After Hannah is feeling better her mom ensures her she will be more careful since Hannah didn't know any better.
I will make sure to keep any possible chemicals or solutions that could poison you in a locked cabinet and next time I'm using a dangerous chemical I'll be make sure to tell you beforehand. I won't leave any sitting on a table or where you have access to it in order to prevent this from happening again