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I sucked on a bottle cap and now I have red rings on my face. What happened? What should I do?

I sucked on a bottle cap and now I have red rings on my face. What happened? What should I do?

Bruising: This is likely bruising. Intense suction can cause swelling, inflammation and bruising, similar to a "hickey." You can ice the area to help with swelling and take motrin if it's painful. Arnica products may help to speed the healing of the bruise, but it should improve with time. ...Read more

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I was sucking on a bottle cap and when I took it off my lips were all puffy and it kinda hurts how long will it take to got away?

I was sucking on a bottle cap and when I took it off my lips were all puffy and it kinda hurts how long will it take to got away?

Edematous: This activity caused leakage of edema fluid into the tissues of the lips resulting in edematous swelling. Such swelling will resolve without any treatment but may take a few days as long as there is no associated inflammatory reaction. See your physician if you don't see gradual improvement. ...Read more

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My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

My 14 yr o son developed a habit of chewing on plastic bottle caps and the plastic ring of ther bbottle. Health effects, chemicals or reason for urge?

Toxins are in: Plastic. Don't panic but try to get him to switch to something else, e.g., gum, mints, etc. Never microwave food w/saran wrap. It releases the toxins. Please don't drink bottles of water that have been sitting around. The toxins eventually migrate to the water. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I swolled a water bottle cap, will i just digest it? Is there any other possible risk?

I swolled a water bottle cap, will i just digest it? Is there any other possible risk?

Must have been hard.: Assuming this is the standard no larger than 2 cm water bottle cap- it will pass in a day or so. No digestion will take place, just a trip through your intestines. Funny thing.... I have some patients who tell me they can't swallow pills because they are too big. I think not..... ...Read more

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This may be a strange question.. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps.. Is there health issues I should be worried about?Or not?

This may be a strange question.. But I am addicted to chewing on plastic water bottle caps.. Is there health issues I should be worried about?Or not?

ParafunctionalHabit: It has been suggested that contributing factors such as the loss of posterior dental support and presence of parafunctional habits (e.g., clenching, chewing gum, chewing on pencils/pens, nails biting or chewing on "plastic water bottle caps") may play a role in temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Rec: to replace this habit. ...Read more

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How does one clean the cap of a clear eyes bottle?

How does one clean the cap of a clear eyes bottle?

Soap and water: If you drop it, simply wash it with soap and rinse thoroughly. ...Read more