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Is It Dangerous To Swallow Gum
NO: Though your body can't digest it, it passes through your digestive track in a smooth lump and is excreted in your stool 24 to 72 hours later. Large amounts of digested gum have the potential to block your colon and will lead to discomfort. ...Read more
Was gargling with 3% hydrogen peroxide for a cut in my gums and swallowed a little. Is this dangerous?
Yes: See pediatrician asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
No.: As long as it isn't a common thing you do, you should be fine. ...Read more
Drink plenty: Of water. As long as you didn't aspirate it, you're fine. It won't be a good idea to chew gum when people are drunk. Their reflexes are compromised and can accidentally go to the trachea. ...Read more
Nothing: Should just pass without incident but you should not make a habit of swallowing gum. ...Read more
No harm: Nothing will happen. It is a common concern, but it is completely safe. The gum will just pass. ...Read more
Probably no issues: The eraser or gum most likely will be passed through the gastrointestinal tract and you should be fine. If you do experience any constipation or abdominal pain then consult your md. Another more serious potential problem is that the objects become dislodged in your lung. If you experience any shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing go straight to the er. ...Read more
May: Pass out in your stool. If no symptoms should not be a reason for alarm ...Read more
Usually there isn't a problem as the gum will pass harmlessly through the body. However, there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstruction (http://pediatrics.Aappublications. Org/content/102/2/e22.Full).
Lack of absorption of sorbitol in sugarless gym can sometimes lead to gas, loose stools and abdominal pain. ...Read more
I swallow a piece of gum (on accident) and it feels like its still there how can I make it go away?
Don't worry about it: Don't worry about swallowing gum once. Your body, digestive tract can handle this. It will not harn you. ...Read more
No: Probably not, but why swallow it?Get a more detailed answer ›
Nope: Swallowing gum is harmless and this too, shall pass. ...Read more
Usually not a big: Deal. Usually there isn't a problem as the gum will pass harmlessly through the body. However, there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstruction (http://pediatrics.Aappublications. Org/content/102/2/e22.Full). Lack of absorption of sorbitol in sugarless gym can sometimes lead to gas, loose stools and abdominal pain. ...Read more
Probably none: Most of the time swallowing gum will not cause any harm. Gum generally passes through the intestinal tract undigested. It is possible if you swallowed gum daily and had poor gastric emptying you could form a large mass of gum (bezoar) in your stomach but this is very unlikely. There is no reason to swallow it though. ...Read more
Don't worry: It works out all right in the end. ...Read more
My son swallowed 10 bubble gums after chewing. He is 4yr and 5mths. What do I do to make it flush out?
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