What will you do if you accidentally drink a liquid soap?
September 18, 2010 1:57pm CST
Its Peñafrancia festival here at our place and almost all people eat a lot and drink a lot to celebrate. Good thing I never had any alcohol (beer, brandy etc) today or else I could have ended up in a hospital or worse, I could be dead. Our maid put a liquid soap on a Gatorade bottle. Since there is a Blue Gatorade I never had thought it would be liquid soap. I drank a little of it and luckily I noticed it smell like soap and hurriedly throw up. I gargle many times but I am still a little worried about it. What will you do if you were in my place?
• Quezon City, Philippines
20 Sep 10
you have to seek medical help right away, especially if you notice symptoms like dizziness, stomach ache, etc, even if you just swallowed a small amount. who knows what could be in that liquid soap, so just to make sure, have a checkup with the doctor. best of health!
20 Sep 10
That could have been nasty, Bhemzky. Good thing it was just soap and not a chemical. Since you have thrown up the soap, I'm sure you'll be fine. I would definitely drink lots of water to flush my system. Once, I swallowed a bit of petrol when I was syphoning fuel from my car to the lawnmower and sucked a bit too hard. I rang the Poisons Information Centre. I think she told me I'd be fine but to drink milk to line my stomach.