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My child swallowed ink from a pen

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Bruck
Pediatrics 29 years experience
Probably no worry: If he didnt choke on it and he just swallowed it than it should just pass without worry.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: If it goes into his stomach it will pass easily in the stool with no problems. If it were to end up in his airway, it would cause continuous coughing ... Read More
Dr. Eyal Simchi
Specializes in Pediatric Dentistry
Probably not: As long as it was swallowed it should pass without any problem. If you notice coughing or airway issues see an md for a possible chest x-ray.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Probably nothing: If it were a single magnetic ball, it would pass "in the end." the real problem might occur if one or more such balls were swallowed. They could stick... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
What medicine?: Infant or child can swallow liquid or elixir or crushed pill in honey or apple sauce. But talk to your Pediatrician before giving any medicine.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Likely nothing: The seed in its natural form has a hard coat that is likely to prevent any digestion as it passes through the kids GI tract over 3-4 days. In some par... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Soft gels: Soft gels are usually easier to swallow and to learn to swallow.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Needs eval: An evaluation by a child psychologist or therapist is in order. The kid may have developed a significant phobic reaction to an event where he did chok... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry 37 years experience
Don't worry: Don't worry. This happens frequently and is not a problem. The tooth fairy can still find this tooth.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heather Joyce
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Gradually: Some children can swallow pills without any problems, but others need training. The easiest way to teach a child to swallow pills is to gradually have... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
SWALLOW PILLS: If child is old enough to swallow pills, just tell him to put the pill at the back of his throat followed by swallowing plenty of water.
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