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Should i worry if my child just drank most of his salt water gargle?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
No.: Should not be a concern, other than he/she might get an upset stomach.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Do I need to worry if a child drinks a salt water gargle?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Probably not: Depends on the volume and concentration of the salt water and was this just one tiem. It usually takes a child of some size to be willing and able to do salt water gargles. If one time, and not over a teaspoon of salt was used and if the child was without majory medical problems, i would not be too concerned. Otherwise, call your pcp, poison control and seek care.

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