What should I do if someone gets permanent marker ink in their mouth?
Give the person a drink of water and wipe out their mouth with a damp cloth if there is ink you can see. Call the poison center 1-800-222-1222, chat online or text POISON to 85511 if you have questions.
What should I do if someone gets permanent marker ink in their eyes?
Rinse the person’s eyes out right away using warm water for 15 minutes, and contact the poison center—call 1-800-222-1222, or text POISON to 85511. The poison center can give you rinsing instructions and let you know what else to look for.
What should I do if someone has gotten permanent marker on their skin?
Gently wash the skin with soap and water, but try not to scrub too hard—this can be more irritating than the marker itself. The marker will fade over time. This can take 2-3 days.
What should I do if someone breathes in fumes from permanent marker ink?
If someone breathes in fumes while using permanent markers and has a headache or feels sick to their stomach, get them some fresh air—open the windows or go outside. Call the poison center 1-800-222-1222, or text POISON to 85511 if you have questions.
If someone is breathing in concentrated fumes on purpose to get high, be careful not to startle or frighten them. This can give them a rush of adrenaline, which can lead to Sudden Sniffing Death. Get the person to fresh air and call 1-800-222-1222, or text POISON to 85511.
If the person has passed out or is not breathing, call 911 right away.