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Swallowing A Battery
Electric: I recommend electric toothbrush(sonicare). The vibrations are more effective than the battery. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
not likely: Bowel obstruction from food or other ingested bezoar is rare. A raisin stem is very small and therefore able to navigate most GI systems. If you have abdominal symptoms, okay to start a bowel regimen to manage constipation. Constipation is much more likely to negatively impact your day to day GI tract. Be well. ...Read more
Lead pellet: Not unless you don't crap for several months and get lead poisoning (very unlikely) as you will have died from being full of it. You can strain stool till you find it to be sure. Or have an X-ray in a month or so. Then you can really say you got the lead out. Let us know what happens. ...Read more
Probably not: You may have dissimilar metals in your mouth like a silver filling and gold crown. Free metal ions may be floating around you're mouth. Try eating a hard boiled egg and eating mustard. This can help to bind up the ions and make the metal taste disappear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much: The amount that is aspirated is small because it is being observed with fluoroscopy. The feeding is stopped and the thickness of the ingested barium is increased until find right consistency that prevents aspiration. if patient has excessive secretions, the room in which exam is performed is equipped with suction and oxygen.Patient is encouraged to drink fluids so barium does not constipate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Trouble swallowing with GERD is listed as a symptom. Does this mean trouble initiating a swallow or the feeling that it sticks after swallow?
Both: Any brush is good if used regularly and correctly. Most dentists recommend choosing a soft-bristled brush if you are using a manual brush. With power brushes one must take extra care not to be too aggressive, as the bristles tend to be hard. A power brush should only be guided and not leaned on. Try both and see which one works best for you. Just remember to floss as well! ...Read more
Swallowing water: Hello. After swallowing a large amount of bath water, it is unlikely that drowning will occur. Unless the child aspirates or vomits this water up while sleeping, he/she should be fine. Remember that small children and toddlers could drown in an inch of water so please don't allow your child to be in the tub unattended. Accidents can happen in a split second so prevention is always the best policy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confused. So, if a baby swallowed a toxic button battery that burnt holes in GI tract, how would it be possible to not see symptoms 1 wk post ingestion?
Not that common: Button batteries are bad because the electric current does cause chemical burns in the GI tract. However, it usually only happens if the button is stuck somewhere. If a button keeps moving around and eventually out the anus, there may be no symptoms. Batteries that don't get stuck in the esophagus (and cause burns) usually pass through without burning any holes, but doctors do follow-up carefully. ...Read more
My toddler seems to choke and gag on food a lot. Could he have a swallowing disorder or possibly putting too much good in his mouth?
Both: Toddlers seem to learn over time the speed and amount of food they can swallow at one time, some easier than others.This is more frequent if they are multitasking while feeding. If it happens with most meals and textures, a fluoroscopic study with the guidance of an occupational therapist can define disordered swallowing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: A routine barium swallow will show gross functional abnormalities of the epiglottis, for example aspiration of the liquid barium. It could possily show a mass if the mass was large enough. A specialized barium swallow, a swallowing study performed with barium infused foods of varying consistency(eg pudding), can better evaluate the function of the epiglottis. Laryngoscopy or CT/MRI may have role ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
YES IT IS: If truly stuck. Heimlich maneuver is effective if piece of food is stuck in wind-pipe & subject can not breathe. Thus advise going to your local er for evaluation & help. Good luck. ...Read more
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