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Just Swallowed Some Sellotape Will It Harm
My boyfriend hid a ring in my food to surprise me and I didn't see the ring in my food, so I accidently swallowed it, would it harm me?
Oh my gosh!: Well it looks like he succeeded in surprising you. Would anticipate that you will pass the ring in your stool. ...Read more
I swallowed a tiny piece of plastic from a pen by mistake because, it may have been sharp as it broke off, will this do me harm?
Doubtful: It is unlikely that a tiny piece of plastic will Injure your pharynx, esophagus or intestinal tract if you have no symptoms of discomfort in any of these areas or obvious bleeding or black stools. ...Read more
My boyfriend surprised me with earrings and I didn't see it in my drink and I accidentally swallowed it, would it cause any harm?
Possible: Could lead to infection, but most likely your digestive system will break down the eggs into the proteins & carbohydrates they are, then digest them. Please do not attempt this, there's no reason to put yourself at undue risk. ...Read more
Nope: Swallowing gum is harmless and this too, shall pass. ...Read more
No: I would anticipate this to pass through within a 24 hour period. ...Read more
Hello please my younger brother swallowed his first baby tooth when it came out. Please I will like to know if this can cause harm to him.
No harm: This happens fairly frequently with baby teeth. It will pass thru his system. ...Read more
Unlikely: It is highly unlikely that it would harm you. It will typically pass without incident. ...Read more
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Can daily oral sex (swallowing discharge) benefit or harm partner? For male n female? Foods for inc. Semen volume naturally and permanently???
No harm: There is usually no harm from daily oral sex. However, sexually transmitted diseases can be spread in this way as well, so that is the potential for harm. Human papillomavirus is frequently spread through oral sex, since it so prevalent. No foods I can think of to permanently increase semen volume. ...Read more
I used my colgate max white tooth brush, then realised the top of one of the rubber bristles is missing. I think I swallowed it. Will this harm me?
Doubtful: It should pass without incident.Get a more detailed answer ›
If someone somehow swallows a spider or silver fish while sleeping, what harm can that pose to that person?
Probably nothing: Unless the spider is poisonous and bites the individual or the individual has an allergy to either the spider or silverfish, in all likelihood nothing harmful will happen. The insect/arachnid will die, to include being completely obliterated by stomach acid, and processed like any other substance entering the gut. In some tribes and cultures insects are eaten as a part of their regular diets. ...Read more
I run in the park and today I ran into a family of gnats and possibly inhaled/swallowed some. Can they do harm to my body or go into my brain?
No harm: Inhaling or swallowing gnats will cause no harm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Eye drops: The drops are mild, for the yes, any drops used in eyes, go through tear ducts in nose, and there on to throat, as in tears we swallow them ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if I accidentally swallowed a drop of fusidic acid eye drops will it harm me?
No harm at all: When you apply these drops to your eyes, some of it passes down the lacrimal drainage system into your nose and then down your throat with no harm. A direct application of a drop into the throat will do no harm. ...Read more
Is it necessary to induce vomiting after a large orange seed is accidentally swallowed? Is there harm to the body or gall bladder?
Harmless: Rest easy a single orange seed will pass through your system without problems. ...Read more
I been using azelastine and I always have the bitter taste and swallow it. Is it ok? Is there harm swallowing it? When I spray its alot hard to use
Change technique: Be sure to aim the nozzle towards the sides of the nose and not the center. Avoid inhaling while spraying despite what the instruction told you in the package insert. Tip your head forwards for a few seconds afterwards. This may help reduce the amount of spray entering your throat and thus the taste. Let me know if this helps. ...Read more
Hello. I have swallowed a tonsil stone and it's stuck in my throat. Will it cause any harm? It has been months and I've not been able get rid of it.
It will never last that long.
What you feel is only the irritation that the stone left behind, it is all gone by now.
Be patient ...Read more
I'm 23wks pregnant. I drank milk that I didn't know had soured till after I swallowed it. Could this harm the baby?
Milk: Not likely to harm the baby but definitely a stomach ache for you. ...Read more
If Accidentally swallowed an object like piercing while pregnant does it cross the placenta and harm the baby? What can and can't cross the placenta?
No it does not: Cross the placenta. Only things in the blood stream can cross the placenta. And then not even blood cells cross it. So microscopic nutrients, minerals, some medications that are taken pass along with some other things too complicated for this discussion. So a piercing you swallowed does not leave your intestines, does not get in your blood stream and has no chance of passing to your baby, ...Read more
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