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What would happen if you swallow a soda cap

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Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Please go to the: emergency room. You may cause damage if you try to throw it up. The hospital can image where it is and then determine what to do. Peace and good he ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Swallowed soda tab: Yes, please go to ER ASAP. You may get cut internally and an internal bleed is very dangerous. The ER staff can image and find out where the tab is ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: This happens to all of us occasionally and the protective reflexes in the lungs cause us to cough hard and expel whatever dropped into the lungs.If y ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Aspiration: You may have aspirated some small amount of the carbonated soda into the trachea/lung which would cause your chest to hurt. If healthy, you may be fi ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Hoarseness: The larynx and possibly the trachea(windpipe) were irritated by the soda and the symptoms are not unexpected. If you're experiencing significant breat ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
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More info needed: I'm sorry but the question sounds too vague. More information would be needed before a diagnosis can be made. It is possible that you suffer from eith ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Inhaled soda: I was drinking soda and hiccuped before I could swallow and it all came down I'm nervous I inhaled a mouth full of soda will I be okay? ANS: I am not ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Dysphagia is serious: I have several concerns about your question: 1) baking soda can hurt you when taken indefinitely; 2) difficulty swallowing in the context of chronic i ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Specializes in Dentistry
Zinc and baking soda: Taking an extra 15 mg. Of zinc once should not be a problem but if you are overly concerned, don't take it tomorrow. Swallowing a bit of baking soda ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Sounds like: you have enlarged tonsils! See an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist for an evaluation! Things should not be "sticking to" the tonsils! As far as the vom ... Read More

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