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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

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What to do if I can't swallow a pill?

What to do if I can't swallow a pill?

Ask 4 different form: Medications come in many forms from shots to patches to gels/creams/lotions to liquids to pills that must be swallowed to pills that dissolve on tongue to pills that can be broken apart & its contents sprinkled on & mixed w/applesauce. So if you can't swallow pills, ask prescribing doc for different version. If medication not available in form you like, ask compounding pharmacy to customize for yo ...Read more

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How many stages are there in swallowing?

How many stages are there in swallowing?

Swallowing: The swallow mechanism is normally broken down into three phases. The oral phase involves chewing and formation of the bolus and propulsion of the bolus to the pharynx or throat. The pharyngeal phase involves transfer of the bolus past the larynx and into the esophagus. The esophageal phase involves transport of the bolus through the esophagus and into the stomach. ...Read more

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My daughter two years swallowed a rock?

My daughter two years swallowed a rock?

Did it go down: If the rock made it into the stomach it should pass through within 3-4 days. If the kid can drink fluids now without problems it made it down. If the rock has some rough edges, feeding the kid stewed okra will end up wrapping the rock in a soft cover so it can slide through easier. If the kid is having colicky belly pain have her seen. ...Read more

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What do I do if my child swallowed glass?

What do I do if my child swallowed glass?

Emergency room: I would take your child to er immediately because glass can cause bleeding in the esophagus or stomach as it travels down. ...Read more

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What can I do if I can't swallow my pill?

Ask 4 different form: Medications come in many forms from shots to patches to gels/creams/lotions to liquids to pills that must be swallowed to pills that dissolve on tongue to pills that can be broken apart & its contents sprinkled on & mixed w/applesauce. So if you can't swallow pills, ask prescribing doc for different version. If medication not available in form you like, ask compounding pharmacy to customize for yo ...Read more

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How can a child swallow pills more easily?

How can a child swallow pills more easily?

Gradually: Some children can swallow pills without any problems, but others need training. The easiest way to teach a child to swallow pills is to gradually have them swallow bigger and bigger candy objects (for example: nerds-->mini m&m's-->large m&m's) without chewing, with water. Also, have them put their head back to swallow pills and forward to swallow capsules. ...Read more

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I swallowed lotion by accident, what to do?

I swallowed lotion by accident, what to do?

Call your: POISON CONTROL CENTER with the bottle's list of ingredients!
Just to be safe! Do It!
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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What is wrong with a swallowing difficulty?

What is wrong with a swallowing difficulty?

Many problems: Swallowing problems can be due to many reasons. Some of the most common are brain diseases and problems in the throat or esophagus. Evaluation is necessary to elucidate the reason for the problem. ...Read more

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Why is it hard for me to swallow pills now?

Why is it hard for me to swallow pills now?

See below: There are a number of reasons as to why this can occur ranging from sjogrens, myositis, strictures, masses, etc.

You need to see a gastroenterologist in order to determine what exactly is going on. ...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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Can swallowing a piece of a fork effect you?

Can swallowing a piece of a fork effect you?

Possibly: A sharp fork tine might pass through the GI track without problems or it could get caught up against tissue and cause injury. ...Read more

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How do I teach my child how to swallow pills?

How do I teach my child how to swallow pills?

SWALLOW PILLS: If child is old enough to swallow pills, just tell him to put the pill at the back of his throat followed by swallowing plenty of water. ...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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Is lead free paint harmful if swallowed wet?

Is lead free paint harmful if swallowed wet?

Swallowing paint: I am curious as to why you asked your question. I would advise that no paint should be swallowed.

If you have small children then protecting them from fresh or drying paint is important. If they have been exposed and are not ill you may be lucky. If they are ill and this has occurred please get them to the pediatrician. ...Read more

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What stages in swallowing can disorders occur?

What stages in swallowing can disorders occur?

Dysphagia: "transfer dysphagia" is a problem moving the food bolus from your mouth to the top of the esophagus; "transit dysphagia" is a problem transiting the food down the esophagus. Motility studies (modified barium swallow with speech therapist; esophageal manometry) may be helpful in identifying the point of pathology, if present. Sometimes, just esophageal spasms can make swallowing feel problematic. ...Read more

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What happens if someone swallows a aa battery?

What happens if someone swallows a aa battery?

Caustic: Battery ingestion should always be evaluated on an emergency basis. The battery leakage results in caustic injury and possible death. In addition the size alone could cause a blockage. ...Read more

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Can swallowing flies accidently cause illness?

Can swallowing flies accidently cause illness?

Anything's possible: It would have to be a fly with an illness or germ that it is carrying, most would probably perish in a usual stomach environment. ...Read more

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Why little children refuse swallowing tablets?

Common fear: They are afraid they will choke. I have teenage patients that will not swallow pills. ...Read more