help please

Asked April 8, 2014, 10:16 PM EDT

I found my baby with a lighter in her mouth! Can this harm her in any way?!

Cook County Illinois

1 Response

Thank you for your question. While eXtension strives to provide high-quality, research-based information, we are not medical professionals. For the most relevant information to your situation, please consult your health provider.That said, the National Library of Medicine - Hazardous Substances Data Bank provides http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search/f?./temp/~gGIucD:1 regarding Butane (assuming the lighter was filled with Butane) and has some information about human ingestion.You could also consult Poison Control in your area: https://illinoispoisoncenter.org/