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What happens if you swallow lice shampoo?

What happens if you swallow lice shampoo?

Deliberate or: Accidental? Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. I would encourage going to ER. ...Read more

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What could happen if you swallow lice shampoo?

What could happen if you swallow lice shampoo?

Call Poison Center: Right away. You can call 24/7 for free at 1-800-222-1222. Ensure that you have product information available when calling. ...Read more

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Do you have to do anything if a child that swallows a spoonful of hair shampoo and/or conditioner?

Do you have to do anything if a child that swallows a spoonful of hair shampoo and/or conditioner?

No: Soap (shampoo) is not harmful (usually) if swallowed and particularly in such a small amount. But learn from this that children will try or taste just about anything and it is our responsibility to prevent this. Always be aware. ...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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Nioxin shampoo really work?

Nioxin shampoo really work?

Define "work".: While there are many claims that nioxin is a hair regrowth product, they do not come from the company that sells it. The nioxin website states "nioxin is not a hair loss product, but a scalp and hair care regimen designed to improve the scalp health environment and improve the appearance of fine and thin-looking hair." in other words, it might make thin hair look thicker. And that's it. ...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