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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Can be: Depends on how sharp the glass is, the size of the glass and where it becomes dislodged (in the lung, throat or gastrointestinal tract. Have your md ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Go to the : Emergency room. Your child is at risk for serious complications if the glass has any sharp edges.
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
35 years experience Family Medicine
Emergency room: I would take your child to er immediately because glass can cause bleeding in the esophagus or stomach as it travels down.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends.: If the glass was a piece of broken glass and large, you may want to see a pediatrician for advice about this. A glass marble, however, is probably not ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herbert Duvivier
33 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Return to ER: If your pain is worsening then you should return to the er for further evaluation.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
30 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Croup: Sounds like you have croup. Hot liquids will south you. Usually croup is of viral etiology and does not require much management. A short course of ste ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can evaluate: Throat pain can be from strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I : I cannot tell you the cause of your pain. If you look back in your throat, or have someone else do this for you, and there is significant swelling on ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Underbrink
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Visit the ER: You need to visit the er immediately and get someone to look down your throat. It probably didn't cause serious damage but best to be safe.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Need throat culture: No way to answer what ails you.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very likely: Check with ur GI doc and avoid chocolate until u c him/her.

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