U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Pakistan
A 33-year-old female asked:

Hi.my kid age 4 years like to eat table salt.just picking it by finger and ate about 1/4 to 1/2 of spoon.is it safe?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Bad Habits: No. Of course it is not safe or wise or appropriate. Please help your kids avoid this unnecessary and dangerous habit.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Try to discourage: Too much salt can adversely affect your son's health. Try to hind an alternative healthy snack for him. Fruits and vegetables come to mind.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jan 11, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.