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Swallowed a piece off candle. What could happen?

Swallowed a piece off candle. What could happen?

probably nothing: Candle wax is insert and cannot break down with the usual bodily enzymes. The candle piece should pass harmlessly without any problems. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you accidentally swallowed a lego could you die from it?

I'm just wondering, if you accidentally swallowed a lego could you die from it?

Should be ok: Plastic without sharp edges should be passed. If the person experiences any abdominal discomfort they should be evaluated in the er immediately as an abdominal obstruction is possible (and an emergency). ...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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Why does it hurt to swallow?

Why does it hurt to swallow?

There isn't too : Much info here. You could have inflammation or an infection. Or significantly sore throat w swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test ; culture. Antibiotics are imperative for strep throat. Try saltwater gargles. Mix tsp of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle w this several times/day. ...Read more

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Can boric acid be swallowed?

Can boric acid be swallowed?

Won't recommned this: Any acid can potentially cause burning in mouth, throat, lung or gastrointestinal tract. The potential scaring from this acid can lead to strictures which can cause obstruction in the body. ...Read more

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What can a dry swallow mean ?

What can a dry swallow mean ?

Dehydration/meds: There are several causes of dry mouth and dry swallowing. It can be that you are not drinking enough water, or too much caffeine or alcohol (both of the are dehydrating). It can also mean that you are taking medications that are drying like antihistamines. It may also be from high sugars so check with your doctor for exam and labs. ...Read more

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How could i swallow a big pill?

How could i swallow a big pill?

Consult pharmacist: I would consult with your pharmacist because it depends on what it is. Some tablets are scored and can be cut. Some capsules can be emptied and sprinkled. Some times there is an alternative to the large pill for that particular med (i.e., liquid form or taking more pills of a lower dosage). Your pharmacist can advise you of safe options. Take care. ...Read more

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How can I help swallowing pills?

How can I help swallowing pills?

Try this...: You can try either crush the pills and put them in some applesauce or juice. If their size and shape presents a problem, try first with something similar in size (such as a skitles or m & ms). Finally, also eliminating their scent (by closing off you nose, for example) can help facilitate the swallowing of a pill; good luck! ...Read more

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How do I swallow a pill properly?

How do I swallow a pill properly?

Use water: First put some water in your mouth and hold it, then put the pill in. Bounce the pill in your mouth then swallow! ...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