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Doctor insights on: What To Do If My Child Swallowed A Magnet

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What would happen if child swallowed a tiny magnet ball?

What would happen if child swallowed a tiny magnet ball?

Probably nothing: If it were a single magnetic ball, it would pass "in the end." the real problem might occur if one or more such balls were swallowed. They could stick to one another within the lining of the digestive tract and cause a necrosis of the gut at the point where they have attracted/adhered to one another. ...Read more

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How to know if you swallowed a magnet 10 points?

How to know if you swallowed a magnet 10 points?

Possible swallow: Of a foreign object requires a trip to the emergency room to be imaged to see if or what may be in your body. After that question is answered you will have treatment if needed and peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What to do if I unintentionally swallowed a magnet?

What to do if I unintentionally swallowed a magnet?

Magnet: Unless it is a really odd shape it is likely to pass through you and to be expelled with a bowel movement. ...Read more

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My son swallowed one tiny magnet ball. Help?

My son swallowed one tiny magnet ball. Help?

Need x-ray: If absolutely certain was only one, then should pass. If more than one, they can stick to one another within / through the intestine walls and prevent passage, create perforations, etc. Have him evaluated to be safe. ...Read more

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My 1 year old has swallowed a magnet the shape of a 2cm bullet. What should I do?

My 1 year old has swallowed a magnet the shape of a 2cm bullet. What should I do?

See A Doctor Now: Anytime a baby swallows a foreign object is cause for concern. Important to know if baby experienced choking or cough indicating object may have entered the airway or lungs. Button batteries are also a great danger in that they can erode thru tissues such as esophagus. If in GI tract, must be followed for complete passage. Location of object is important. See Your Doctor now or go to UC/ER now. ...Read more

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My daughter swallowed a very very tiny magnets from the tip of a pen, should I be worried?

My daughter swallowed a very very tiny magnets from the tip of a pen, should I be worried?

See below: If she swallowed more than one magnet, she should be seen. They can stick to each other in the intestinal tract, and cause problems. ...Read more

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My 1 year old swallowed an oval shaped 2cm magnet. What should I do? Wait for her to pass it?

My 1 year old swallowed an oval shaped 2cm magnet. What should I do? Wait for her to pass it?

The problem: A single magnet that made its way to the stomach might pass through with no problem. If you cannot be absolutely sure there was not another magnet, or that she didn't also consume something metallic, you need to have her evaluated now. Two magnets (or magnet + metal) that got on opposite sides of gut tissue could bore a hole through the gut & produce a life threatening event. ...Read more

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What should I do if my son swallowed a magnet?

What should I do if my son swallowed a magnet?

ER or 911 ASAP: This is very dangerous and requires emergent removal. Call 911 or go to the er asap if this happens. ...Read more

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I think I swallowed a metal magnet, what to do?

I think I swallowed a metal magnet, what to do?

If it is small,: Round and easy to pass - then would anticipate it will come out with your stool. If it is particularly large or shaped in a manner that might make it difficult to travel through the GI tract - then would consult with medical. ...Read more

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I accidentally swallowed a magnet, what should I do?

I accidentally swallowed a magnet, what should I do?

Depends-size/shape: Ideally, you should get an X-ray to see if magnet has passed below level of diaphragm (likely though stomach). If magnet is small and blunt and you have no symptoms, then observation is recommended. If large, sharp or you have symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Otherwise, If it doesn't pass within 4 days -> seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My 3 year old just swallowed one of those tiny magnet balls. Must I take her to ER?

My 3 year old just swallowed one of those tiny magnet balls. Must I take her to ER?

Magnet balls: Yes. The ER can do imaging to make sure that it was just one. It can cause big problems if it was two or more of them. ...Read more

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My 11 yr old swallowed a shiny onyx colored stoned shaped magnet maybe the width of a quarter but with depth like a stone?

My 11 yr old swallowed a shiny onyx colored stoned shaped magnet maybe the width of a quarter but with depth like a stone?

ER: For an xray and further management accordingly, or if stable see her doctor or go to urgent care first for initial evaluation ...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 do I do if my child swallows little pieces o hard plastic? It's almost like glass but not...

What do I do if my child swallows little pieces o hard plastic? It's almost like glass but not...

Emergency room: It is depends on your child age, if your child swallowed a hard plastic-but was it sharp, what it small, what is the size. It it does not have asharp edge but small circle, body can excrete it. However it is best to take your child into er to get evaluiate. ...Read more

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What should I do if my child swallows his chewing gum? Does it get digested?

What should I do if my child swallows his chewing gum? Does it get digested?

Swallowed chewin gum: It does not get absorped but passes inthe stools sooner or later. ...Read more

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Child swallowed own tooth dangerous?

Child swallowed own tooth dangerous?

Probably not: As long as it was swallowed it should pass without any problem. If you notice coughing or airway issues see an md for a possible chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it a okay if a child swallows a tooth?

Is it a okay if a child swallows a tooth?

Yes: Swallowing a baby tooth is not a problem. It will just pass out no differently then a watermelon or sesame seed. Just have them write the tooth fairy a note so that they still get a reward for losing their tooth. ...Read more

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What happens if your child swallows his tooth?

What happens if your child swallows his tooth?

No problem: It passes through just like the bug they ate when younger. ...Read more

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About a child swallowing a balloon; what happens to it?

About a child swallowing a balloon; what happens to it?

Usually nothing: Swallowing balloons can be dangerous for infants and young children because it can get caught in the back of the throat and block the airway. But if fully swallowed it should pass easily through the GI tract. Keep balloons away from young children and infants. ...Read more

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Will my 5th grade child get sick from swallowing a some chewing gum about every other day?

Unlikely: Chewing gum is essentially undigestible debris that will pass trhu the digestive tract and be expelled without problems. The myth that it will some how "gum" up the system is just that, a myth. ...Read more

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When a child swallows forgien objects what noises would it make if it were stuck in the "wind pipe"?

When a child swallows forgien objects what noises would it make if it were stuck in the "wind pipe"?

Choking then...: The child can be seen to be choking while eating some thing like popcorn or nuts or after putting some small item in the mouth. This should be treated as illustrated. If there is onset of coughing with some breathing difficulty and wheezing the foreign body has been aspirated and the child should be immediately taken to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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How many days can a sick child go without eating? My 3 Year old has not eaten in almost 7 days she says she cannot swallow I have had her to her pedi

How many days can a sick child go without eating? My 3 Year old has not eaten in almost 7 days she says she cannot swallow I have had her to her pedi

7 days is too long: If your child cannot eat she needs to be seen again. There are many causes of an inability to eat but the only way to assure it is not serious is to examine her and possibly do some testing. I am assuming she can take in liquids or she would have become seriously dehydrated by now. Please take her back to her doctor or to the nearest urgent care clinic for an examination. ...Read more

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What will happen if a child swallows soap?

What will happen if a child swallows soap?

Usually harmless: Most soaps are nontoxi. If you feel your child has ingested a significant amount, give them milk or water to dilute the soap. Call 911 for vomiting and diarrhea. ...Read more

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What will happen if the 2 years old child has swallowed a tamarind seed?

What will happen if the 2 years old child has swallowed a tamarind seed?

Likely nothing: The seed in its natural form has a hard coat that is likely to prevent any digestion as it passes through the kids GI tract over 3-4 days. In some parts of the world it is consumed as food, though removing the hard coat makes it a difficult seed to enjoy. As far as I can tell, there are no toxicities related to its ingestion. ...Read more

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Is it easier to swallow soft gels or tablets? My child has problems with pills.

Is it easier to swallow soft gels or tablets? My child has problems with pills.

If same size...: ...Soft gels are easier, but sometimes you need a bigger softgel than a pill for the same dose of medication. ...Read more

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Please help. My child is only living on liquids. He say his scared to swallow and when he wants to swallow it feels like he is gonna choke. Please hel?

Please help. My child is only living on liquids. He say his scared to swallow and when he wants to swallow it feels like he is gonna choke. Please hel?

Needs eval: An evaluation by a child psychologist or therapist is in order. The kid may have developed a significant phobic reaction to an event where he did choke & returning to normal function may take some de-conditioning. ...Read more

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What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

What happens if a child swallows a loose tooth?

Passing time: The stomach acid won't do too a heap of damage if you wanted to sift for treasure assuming the tooth holds sentimental or religious value. Otherwise fruits and veggies and plenty of fluids will assure its safe passage. I hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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What Happens When 4 year child Swallow Calamine Lotion?

What Happens When 4 year child Swallow Calamine Lotion?

Zinc oxide...: Zinc oxide toxicity is possible with calamine lotion ingestion (in large amounts). Contact poison control immediately at 1-800-222-1222 to assess risk and if any interventions are necessary. ...Read more