What should I do if my baby gets bleach in his mouth? If you find your child has swallowed household bleach, do not panic. Take the bleach away from them and wash their hands thoroughly. Wipe out the mouth with a soft, wet cloth and give them some water to drink. If problems start or you have questions, call the Missouri Poison Center right away at 1-800-222-1222.
What happens if a baby drinks bleach? While you’re waiting, monitor for symptoms: if your child swallowed bleach, symptoms include vomiting, stomach pain, confusion, drowsiness, fainting fits or loss of consciousness. If they are not conscious, put the child into the recovery position.
What would happen if you licked bleach? Swallowing small amounts of bleach might cause mouth irritation and vomiting. More serious problems are unlikely unless someone swallows a large amount of bleach; children usually don’t do that. Splashing bleach might cause minor skin irritation.
How quickly does bleach poisoning set in? For the majority of cases, which involve household bleach that has been diluted in water, symptoms begin within minutes. These include heavy drooling (especially in cats) and redness and irritation on the skin and in and around the mouth.