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My throat, eyes, and ears are sore and certain noises make my eardrums thump. Hard to swallow. Any suggestions?

My throat, eyes, and ears are sore and certain noises make my eardrums thump. Hard to swallow. Any suggestions?

Probably infection: These are typical symptoms of ordinary upper respiratory infection (common cold). Take an antihistamine like chlorpheneramine (side effect is sleepiness) which can attenuate the symptoms. Most of these are viral so antibiotics are not helpful. Most colds last 3-8 days depending upon the organism. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a dime. What should I do?

I accidentally swallowed a dime. What should I do?

Swallowing a Dime: Usualy a dime will pass through without any ill effects. Are you sure it was a dime - if it was a thin wafer-type battery it could cause lots of harm.? ...Read more

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What is air swallowing?

What is air swallowing?

Natural event: Burping is caused by air that you swallow. Most of us don't swallow air on purpose. But eating air is easier to do than you might think. You can increase the chances of swallowing air by: smoking, chewing gum, drinking through a straw, sucking on hard candies, drinking a lot of carbonated beverages and eating or drinking quickly. ...Read more

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What to do swallowed a water seed?

What to do swallowed a water seed?

Old myth: Watermelon seeds, and in fact all seeds, will pass through your system without germinating or causing any change in your GI habits. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I swallowed 5000ppm toothpaste. Is that bad?

One time is not bad: One time accidental ingestion of high strength Fluoride should not be harmful. Repeated ingestion is not recommended. ...Read more

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What could happen if I swallowed a small rat?

What could happen if I swallowed a small rat?

Rats: If he carried an infection you might become ill - especially if you swallowed a rat that was not cooked. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a cherry seed. Is it okay?

I accidentally swallowed a cherry seed. Is it okay?

Odds are that it: Will pass right through you with no problem. Did you know that in order to germinate, a cherry pit needs to pass through the GI track of a bird first. ...Read more

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I swallowed a 3cm golf tee, what's going to happen?

I swallowed a 3cm golf tee, what's going to happen?

See GI specialist: A gastroenterologist may be able to remove it for you if it's stuck in your GI tract. If it's a plastic tee then it may show up on an x-ray. ...Read more

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MY daughter may have swallowed a tac what should I do?

MY daughter may have swallowed a tac what should I do?

Depends: If she can drink fluids normally, it made it into the stomach and may or may not cause problems. In the office I keep a metal detector to verify it was swallowed, but an x-ray can also do so. My favorite pedi surgeon had me feed these kids stewed okra, to form a congeal around the sharp tack and help it glide through the gut. You can check with your doc top see what they do there. ...Read more

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I frequently need to swallow. I wonder why that might be?

I frequently need to swallow. I wonder why that might be?

Post nasal drip?: You may have post nasal drip that you are trying to get rid of and that can cause you to swallow all the time, do you have any nasal symptoms? See your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Is it a problem if my grandad unknowingly swallowed caladryl?

How much did he: Swallow? Take the bottle with you if going to the ER. Call them and ask about the antidote or call Poison Control for fast treatment. Make sure afterwards to keep it away and out of the medicine cabinet. So it doesn't happen again. Prevention! ...Read more

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I may have accidentally swallowed mouthwas. What will happen?

I may have accidentally swallowed mouthwas. What will happen?

Probably nothing: It depends on the mouthwash and if you have issues with allergies. In order to be sold over the counter the mouthwashes have to prove that they are safe if ingested on a limited basis. ...Read more

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My sister swallowed a candid v6 tabet by mistake. She is thirty.

My sister swallowed a candid v6 tabet by mistake. She is thirty.

Should be ok: Swallowing one pill should pose no threat to your sister. Clotrimazole is used to treat fungus. This formulation is for vaginal use, but a single pill ingested at the lowest dose should not harm her ...Read more

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What to do if I'm in a doubt, whether I have swallowed a needle or not?

What to do if I'm in a doubt, whether I have swallowed a needle or not?

Hospital: Go to the ER you need an xray if it is the standard steel needle it will show up on xray.
If you did swallow one and did nothing there is a risk of puncturing your stomach or bowels. ...Read more

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Can I swallow mucus?

Can I swallow mucus?

Yes: Perhaps your question needs clarification. Mucus associated with nasal discharge goes down to the stomach all the time without even being noticed. ...Read more

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Is it ok to swallow a cum?

Is it ok to swallow a cum?

Yes: If STDs have been ruled out then it is safe to consume as much as you want. ...Read more

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Is swallowing semen harmful?

Is swallowing semen harmful?

No: No it is not - provided there are no stds. ...Read more

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Can I die if swallow button?

Can I die if swallow button?

Not likely: Depends on size of button, and if it ends up blocking something, in which case you would be swelling, and abdominal pain - most will pass thru the colon and out of the system if they are smaller. ...Read more

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Can swallowed glass be fatal?

Can swallowed glass be fatal?

Can be: Depends on how sharp the glass is, the size of the glass and where it becomes dislodged (in the lung, throat or gastrointestinal tract. Have your md take a look. ...Read more

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Hi it hurts when I swallow food?

Hi it hurts when I swallow food?

Dysphasia: Swallowing pain can be for multiple reasons. Sometimes swallowing something hard can cause pain and irritation. Fungal infections can cause painful swallowing. There are conditions like achalasia or "nutcracker" esophagus can cause this. ...Read more

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Will I get sick if I swallow gum?

Not usually: Doubt it will have any effect if down on occasion but would avoid doing it on a regular basis because there is no benefit to doing it. ...Read more

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Is swallowing semen good for you?

Is swallowing semen good for you?

Here are some...: Mentally, yes; physiologically, no. So, you decide if doing so is your way to show a real love. ...Read more

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Can a four-year old swallow pills?

Can a four-year old swallow pills?

Depends on the kid: I've had parents train their kids to swallow pills as early as 2y. I also know adults that can't figure it out. I'm not sure how they did it. But it has happened several times, generally out oof necessity. ...Read more

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What can cause trouble swallowing?

What can cause trouble swallowing?

A million and one: ...Reasons, my friend, from physical obstruction to functional problems in the swallowing mechanism. If this is about you, I suggest you visit your doc who will evaluate you and hopefully fix the problem. ...Read more

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Do you still swallow in your sleep?

Do you still swallow in your sleep?

Yes: Saliva is swallowed while asleep, although some people drool, that is only a small part of the total volume secreted. ...Read more