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Yesterday i found my 4 year old sucking on a aa battery. there were tiny dent marks but not broken. no burns. today he has a mild fever. related?

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Dr. Alexander Blinski
Family Medicine 16 years experience
I would say likely: Likely unrelated, but the acid in a battery could have caused oral damage to the mouth (temporarily) that could make the child uncomfortable and cranky. If there is any chance the child swallowed the battery, X-ray and evaluation are needed immediately as there are some dangerous risks with "battery ingestion". www.bmednyc.com
Last updated Apr 24, 2016


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