Top 20 Doctor insights on: Toothpaste down wrong tube

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What to do if I ate half a tube of toothpaste, help?

What to do if I ate half a tube of toothpaste, help?

Poison Control Cntr: Call poison control center to make sure that doing this just 1time in your life will not do permanent harm. No one eats half a tube of toothpaste by accident. You might want to seek professional help to prevent repetition of self-destructive behavior. ...Read more

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What do I do if my little brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

What do I do if my little brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

Baby Orajel: How old is your little brother? Tell your parent or guardian immediately and have them call the pediatrician! ...Read more

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Can HIV survive more than a few min in a tube of toothpaste? If even possible.

Can HIV survive more than a few min in a tube of toothpaste? If even possible.

Why do you ask?: Hey Alex, I'm really glad that you're health-conscious, but you're simply not going to get HIV from a tube of toothpaste. Even doing something really unusual with it. You've got to have sex or share a needle, and even then it's much less catching than a lot of other stuff. If you've got obsessive fears about catching HIV, talk with your physician about it. Be thankful for good health. Enjoy youth. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my lil brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

What do you suggest if my lil brother ate half a tube of baby orajel toothpaste?

Not a problem: Baby orajel shouldn't contain fluoride so there shouldn't be a problem with toxicity. What you need to worry about in the future is to be sure he doesn't swallow toothpaste with fluoride. If he does be sure he drinks a lot of milk as soon as it happens. The calcium in the milk will bond to the fluoride and keep him safe. ...Read more

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Can herpes survive on toothpaste, NOT the tube, the toothpaste itself. So if I share toothpaste but my brush never touches the tube am I free of risk?

Can herpes survive on toothpaste, NOT the tube, the toothpaste itself. So if I share toothpaste but my brush never touches the tube am I free of risk?

No: Although toothpaste is not an hospitable environment for viruses, it takes time for the pathogen to become inactive. Many toothpastes have antibacterial properties, but not antivirul. Best to not share, get your own toothbrush and tube of toothpaste. ...Read more

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Uh, I just heard that toothpaste is bad for your vagina. I used a toothpaste tube for masturbation and the lid was off... What do I do?

Uh, I just heard that toothpaste is bad for your vagina. I used a toothpaste tube for masturbation and the lid was off... What do I do?

Stop using it.: Toothpaste and toothpaste tubes should not be inserted in the vagina. Toothpaste can likely change vaginal pH and act as an irritant. A toothpaste tube can damage vaginal tissues due to it's shape. ...Read more

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My 25lb 2 year old swallowed 1/4 tube of. 25% fluoride toothpaste. Other than giving milk and watching for GI symptoms, is there anything I should do?

My 25lb 2 year old swallowed 1/4 tube of. 25% fluoride toothpaste. Other than giving milk and watching for GI symptoms, is there anything I should do?

Poison Control: With any ingestion, I often call the poison control center in las vegas. They are staffed by very well trained individuals who have access to a computer system which usually can identify all the ingredients which are in the substance ingested. As a patient, you can call your local poison control center yourself. Poison control centers are one of the best investments of your taxpayer dollars! ...Read more

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Swallowes something and it went down the wrong tube, the trachae. How can I dislodge it.

Swallowes something and it went down the wrong tube, the trachae. How can I dislodge it.

OK: If you are able to type this you have excluded a life threat. If something did go into your lung you may have the tell tale sign of persistent cough followed possible by fever and shortness or breath. If not, probably nothing is in your lung. If alone and something caught in airway and can't breath - jolt epigastic area to pop it out or hold your hands around throat to alert others to help. ...Read more

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Not able to breathe after being choked by saliva. I feel saliva go down the wrong tube, then bam! I was like drowning : (is this dangerous?

Not able to breathe after being choked by saliva. I feel saliva go down the wrong tube, then bam! I was like drowning : (is this dangerous?

Somewhat: If you are healthy, you'll be ok. If you have a medical condition that causes this to happen, you can develop a lung infection &/or inflammation. Inhaling solid material such as peanuts or chunks of meat can be deadly. Read about the heimlich maneuver. ...Read more

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Not able to breathe after being choked by saliva. I feel saliva go down the wrong tube, then bam! I was like drowning : (is this dangerous?

May happen: Occasionally people may choke on saliva when they swallow wrong, but this usually clears quickly when it is only saliva and does not contain particulate material which can easily obstruct airways and cause asphyxiation. It usually is not particularly dangerous with liquids alone, but this depends on volume. ...Read more

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Food went into lung, down wrong tube. Will it come out?

Food went into lung, down wrong tube. Will it come out?

Food wrong: This really depends on the size of the food and how deep it is. If its stuck it will not come out on its own. You will need to see your pmd and the lung specialist. ...Read more

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I get these seizures brought on by chocking. I can chock on my own sylvia going down the wrong tube. I feel it coming on start shaking, no blackouts?

I get these seizures brought on by chocking. I can chock on my own sylvia going down the wrong tube. I feel it coming on start shaking, no blackouts?

If frequent see doc: Choking on own's own saliva regularly is not normal and should be evaluated. If that's true do you also choke on other things (particularly fluids or drinks?). This condition is known as dysphagia and may be part of other types of problems that need to be identified. The shaking you describe is not a true seizure but the reaction of your body to fluids going down the wrong way. ...Read more

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Tender round ear have tubes ones shifted down lots of drainage had mastoiditis is y I got tubes meds aren't wrkn what could b wrong now?

Tender round ear have tubes ones shifted down lots of drainage had mastoiditis is y I got tubes meds aren't wrkn what could b wrong now?

Ear pain ; drainage: Hello, this infectious drainage may be a resistant strain of bacteria of a fungus which won't respond to antibiotic therapy. See your doctor who may run a culture to determine the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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2 days ago I thought a maccoroni noodle went down the wrong tube and it felt stuck. Xray was clear but today I have a dry cough. Could it be in my lung?

2 days ago I thought a maccoroni noodle went down the wrong tube and it felt stuck. Xray was clear but today I have a dry cough. Could it be in my lung?

Need more info...: More info is needed to determine if the noodle could be in the airways and cause a problem. For example, how big was the noodle? Was it raw or cooked? If cooked, how soft? Did you cough or feel a choking sensation? See a lung doctor who could perform a bronchoscopy, if needed, where a small lighted scope is inserted into the airways and any foreign body could be visualized and removed. ...Read more

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When I swallow any food or liquid, it feels as if it's going down the wrong tube in the throat. Why is this?

When I swallow any food or liquid, it feels as if it's going down the wrong tube in the throat. Why is this?

Hard to several: As several different problems can cause aspirations, as in food/liquid going down the wrong "pipe". Your best bet is review this with your doctor as you may benefit from a swallow study to better delineate if you have any anatomic or motility issues with swallowing. ...Read more