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What Should I Do If My Son Swallowed A Magnet
My son is 8 and had expander put in a week ago. He can't can't the food to stop sticking to the appliance. Like all the food that he chews goes on it like a magnet. We are having him take drinks, swishing drink around, anything we can think of. But always
Use a toothbrush: Expander and also braces can trap food debris easily. Mechanical cleansing with a toothbrush is the best way to removed the food debris. Sometimes a water pick can help. It is best to get him to brush the expander and teeth after every meal and to avoid snacking in between meals. It is a good habit to get into especially if he will be getting braces later. ...Read more
Usually not: If a coin gets stuck in the esophagus that can be dangerous. If he has drooling, difficulty swallowing, or throat pain, he needs to be seen in the emergency department and have an x-ray to make sure it's not in the esophagus. Otherwise he should be followed by your doctor with an x-ray to determine the location of the coin, and make sure it passes. Most coins pass in the stool uneventfully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my son has swallowed several plastic puzzle pieces then will I need to do anything to get it out?
Depends: On how big they are and whether they have sharp edges, and whether he becomes symptomatic with drooling or vomiting or pain. He should be evaluated in your local ER ASAP. He may need an urgent upper endoscopy to remove the pieces before they travel out of the stomach and either get stuck or injure the bowel. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Which part?: Is it rough and hard? If so you should rob ably contact your pediatrician . Meanwhile check all the poops to see if it passes an there is no blood or abnormal darkness to the poops. I'm sliming eating and drinking is fine and there is nov coughing! ...Read more
If he isn't choking: And it is in his stomach, it will be digested. If he has any difficultly breathing or swallowing, go to the er. ...Read more
Can i break open a pill capsule and sprinkle the contents on food for my son who cannot swallow pills?
Depends on med: That will depend on what the medication is. Please consult with your pharmacist and he can determine if that particular medication can be used effectively and safely as a sprinkle. ...Read more
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