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What to do if bactidol accidentally swallowed

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery 49 years experience
Swallowing a Dime: Usualy a dime will pass through without any ill effects . Are you sure it was a dime - if it was a thin wafer-type battery it could cause lots of harm... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
MouthWash?: Although some mouthwashes contain alcohol, swallowing a small amount should not cause you significant harm. However, in general, mouthwash should be ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 21 years experience
No: It may be painful when it comes out in the stool, but it shouldn't hurt that much.
Dr. Ajay Acharya
A Verified Doctoranswered
38 years experience
No: It will come out at the other end ok.Avoid it. Hope you do not have hx of bowel surgery, if so get medical help
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 30 years experience
No: No but be careful of swallowing objects that are large, and chew carefully before swallowing.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Should be ok: Plastic without sharp edges should be passed. If the person experiences any abdominal discomfort they should be evaluated in the er immediately as an... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
Cardiology 15 years experience
It's ok: It's not. It would have been dangerous if it went through your airway. If it's in your stomach you're fine. This is the case since you're breathing. ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Okay: It will not do any harm. It will pass in stool in a day or two. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 14 years experience
generally: Generally you should be ok but sometimes you can have gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pains, diarrhea and things like that... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Kyle Mathews
Urogynecology 34 years experience
Swallowed a pessary?: This would be very unlikely and not an accident.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery 19 years experience
Probably will ok: As long as the cigarette doesn't go down the lung, the gastrointestinal tract will clear the swallowed cigarette.