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What will happen if a child swallows soap?

What will happen if a child swallows soap?

Usually harmless: Most soaps are nontoxi. If you feel your child has ingested a significant amount, give them milk or water to dilute the soap. Call 911 for vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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I think I swallowed soap I keep spittin up what looks like soap bubbles?

I think I swallowed soap I keep spittin up what looks like soap bubbles?

Bubbles The Clown?: Take a video & put it up on Youtube. Other than that, think of it as retribution for all of the times you've used profanity (or put jokes up on medical information sites).You say you think"you've swallowed soap. So let's assume it wasn't soap and you're still bubbling at the mouth. Hmmm, let's see, maybe you really just took an Alka Seltzer after gorging on a banana split. No worries, a little soap's OK ...Read more

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Is palm olive ultra antibacterial dish soap hazardous if swallowed in large amounts?

Is palm olive ultra antibacterial dish soap hazardous if swallowed in large amounts?

More information: Dish soap and other topical antibacterial agents should not be ingested. Consult the label on the bottle for the manufacturer's warnings or consult your local poison control center. ...Read more

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My 5 weeks old son accidentally swallowed baby soap during washing. Is it very harmful? I am very stressed

My 5 weeks old son accidentally swallowed baby soap during washing. Is it very harmful? I am very stressed

See remark: You mean swallowed soap bubbles and not a small bar of soap????? nothing to worry about. Feed him whatever you are giving him with fluids. I was once told it may cause more loose bowel movement. ..
If in doubt, please call your pediatrician.......
From what I see you have, take care of yourself young lady ...Read more

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What will happen when I swallowed dishwashing soap accidentally?

What will happen when I swallowed dishwashing soap accidentally?

Depends: I would advise you not swallow dish washing soap. Depending on the chemical makeup of the soap you could suffer bad consequences.
Most bar soaps are non toxic. But some soap can cause symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, convulsions and decreased alertness. If you do accidently swallow dishwashing soap make sure you have the national poison control center telephone number handy. Watch those bubbles! ...Read more

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My 8 month old sucked on a toy that had dish soap on it and swallowed some. She hasn't shown any weird symptoms of it bothering her. Should we worry?

My 8 month old sucked on a toy that had dish soap on it and swallowed some. She hasn't shown any weird symptoms of it bothering her. Should we worry?

No, dish soap is ok,: But the powder or pellets for the dishwasher are more caustic and can cause some mouth and esophageal irritation. ...Read more

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I swallowed a teeny amount of soap. Is it dangerous?

Not to worry: A small amount of soap will not harm you. The stomach acid usually neutralizes small amounts of soap. Most bar soaps are considered harmless (nontoxic). ...Read more

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Swallowed a bit of antibacterial soap, should I be worried? Washed my lips with it, feel like I swallowed some should I be worried?

Swallowed a bit of antibacterial soap, should I be worried? Washed my lips with it, feel like I swallowed some should I be worried?

Harmless: Small amounts of antibacterial soap are not poisonous or dangerous. Very large amounts could be corrosive however. ...Read more

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Can you be sick from swallowing a bit of face wash and bar soap? Would you be sick immediately after or can it happen a day later?

Can you be sick from swallowing a bit of face wash and bar soap? Would you be sick immediately after or can it happen a day later?

Yes but minor: Your nervous system /gut are both wired to help you live...by making you vomit if you ingest something foul. That said, a bit of soap would seldom trigger that response unless it was particularly nasty tasting. The soap itself would cruise through your gut without problems. Some people take a related product for gas all the time. Don't loose sleep over this. ...Read more

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Is it bad 4 the body if I accident swallow some body wash soap about less than 1/3 of a thumb? Plz help. I'm scared. Plz help me. Thanks.

Is it bad 4 the body if I accident swallow some body wash soap about less than 1/3 of a thumb? Plz help. I'm scared. Plz help me. Thanks.

Should be ok: If it was normal shampoo that you can buy anywhere - unless you have some allergy to one of the ingredients, it should be ok. Try to stay away from putting the shampoo in the refrigerator though. Feel better & good luck! ...Read more

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What will happen if a child swallows liquid hand soap?

What will happen if a child swallows liquid hand soap?

Diarrhea: The most common symptoms would be gastrointestinal upset, including diarrhea. You may also get some vomiting. To be safe, call poison control at 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more

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My kid put several pieces of play dough made from flour and dish soap in his mouth. I'm not sure if he swallowed any. What should I do? I'm not in usa

My kid put several pieces of play dough made from flour and dish soap in his mouth. I'm not sure if he swallowed any. What should I do? I'm not in usa

It should pass: The components listed are not toxic in this amount and should not trigger any significant problem. Kind under 3 often explore the world by including taste as a factor. Bugs, pet food, toys, screws all have been ingested and will pass. The objects I worry about for such kids include button batteries & small magnets among others. ...Read more

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What is a SOAP note?

What is a SOAP note?

Medical Note: S= subjective, O = Objective, A = Assessment & T = Plan. ...Read more

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What are the advantages of lux soap?

Lux soap: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What happens if you eat a piece of soap?

Depends: On the ingredients in the specific soap. ...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