Examining cosmetic-related accidents in children

July 26, 2019

For Contemporary Pediatrics, Dr Bobby Lazzara discusses a retrospective analysis published in Clinical Pediatrics that looked at the incidence of accidents involving cosmetics in children aged 5 years and younger.

I’m Dr Bobby Lazzara and this is the Medical News Minute.

Published in Clinical Pediatrics, a retrospective study of cosmetic-related injuries in US emergency departments from 2002 to 2016 for children under the age of five. The findings? Injuries were related to nail care, hair care, skin care, and fragrance products in that order of significance. Children less than 2 were most commonly affected with poisoning being the most common diagnosis in 86% of cases. The authors’ take home message: Exposure to cosmetics is an important mode of injury for young children. So? Keep out of reach!

I’m Dr Bobby Lazarra and this is the Medical News Minute.