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what about if you swallow a candy lifesaver down the wrong way

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
You didn't choke!: Or your note would not be here! no harm in what you did, other than possibly choking.
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
How big?: Do you mean a stick of candy, or the stick the candy was on. Was it a paper stick like the kind on lollipops? How big a piece? Do you have any troub ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: If the kid can swallow fluids without choking the foreign material made it into the stomach. It will travel through the system over the next 3-5 days ... Read More
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Choking risk: At this age a 7 month old should not be given anything that they can choke on. There should be no candy, nuts, solid pieces of meat etc until he /sh ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Odynophagia: Your symptom is called odynophagia. There are many causes. If you'd like to learn more about it, see: http://www.Med.Ucla.Edu/modules/wfsection/artic ... Read More
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Likely not: The bag is not that easily digested but a small one may well pass through without causing any obstruction. Need to take him to the ER if he starts vom ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijaya Sikand
38 years experience Family Medicine
Swallowing candy: If you are not having any difficulty swallowing and can drink liquids and eat food normally after swallowing the hard candy, the candy should graduall ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
45 years experience Dentistry
Brush After Sugars: It is important to brush, or at least rinse with water, after eating sweets. Then most of the sugar & food particles are washed away & do not fead bil ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
Discuss: The intent of radioiodine is to destroy all your thyroid cells. It is secreted in the urine but also in the saliva. In atleast one randomized blinded ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt they would try: It is not unusual for foreign material to scrape or irritate the swallowing apparatus during ingestion. Most of these pass to the stomach and eventual ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
You probably: sustained a small cut. It will get better
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