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My my 2 year old choked on a meatball. didnt have to do cpr. he turned purple and vomited a large amount after. should he be seen? he seems ok now.

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Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 47 years experience
At least call.: The child should have been seen at the doctor or at the ER shortly after the incident. The child needs monitoring after this event at least overnight. At least call the doctor tonight and get the pediatric or family practitioner advice. I say the child should go to the ER to be checked and have a listen to the lungs. BEst wishes
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Meatballs: He should be okay despite the vomiting. The take home lesson from your experience is to cut his food in small portions and secondly learn the Heimlich manuever
Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Hus commented
General Surgery 17 years experience
No particular food or any item bigger than the diameter of his pinky should be available!!!
Oct 31, 2014
Dr. Aniket Saha
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Call your doctor: Notify your doctor as to what happened so that they can direct your accordingly.

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