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Ontario Poison Centre

Chapstick/Lip Balm

Chapstick/Lip Balm


Lip Balm contains a wide range of ingredients, and unless it contains sunscreen or is medicated (ex/ contains camphor, benzocaine or salicylic acid), it is not harmful in unintentional ingestions.

Poisoning Risk


Expected Symptoms

  • Possible upset stomach (discomfort, nausea, isolated episode of vomiting or diarrhea).

Home Treatment

  • Provide something to drink for dilution.
  • If lip balm contains sunscreen or is medicated, call the Poison Centre for further advice.


  • Every case is different. OPC is available 24hrs/day to provide information for your individual situation. Call 1-800-268-9017 (Toll-free) or 416-813-5900 (Local).



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