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what happens if you swallow disinfectant

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Nothing: Unless the piece of metal cuts or pierces the gut lining badly.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
Might get sick: Depends on how much. It can be up to 19% alcohol, so not so good. The mix of everything might give you a stomach problem or cause you to vomit ... Or ... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
How much ?: A tiny bit is non-toxic. An entire bottle could be problematic. Call their hotline and speak to a rep who can answer your question in further detail.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It might be vomited: Up in what looks like coffee ground material. It may cause melena - black, tarry, foul smelling stool. It could cause nausea. If you are swallowing l ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
46 years experience Dentistry
Usually Nothing: Since it is not digestible, the swallowed gum with generally pass through the digestive system and be voided with a bowel movement.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Usually...: ... The tooth will pass though your digestive tract and anus. If you are referring to a prosthetic crown, there is a finite time that it will remain i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Usually nothing of: Significance. However there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstruction.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Zipkin
48 years experience Dentistry
Nothing: If it goes into your stomach if you breath it into a lung , there can be problems.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Swallow: Might lose some efficacy or action delayed.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
30 years experience Anesthesiology
See below: Most likely you will get a numb mouth and tongue. This drug is not designed to be readily absorbable via the stomach, so the chances of toxicity are m ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Nothing: This should pass in the stool within 24 hours. If signs of fever, cramps or constipation notify your provider.

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