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Doctor insights on: What Would Happen If You Swallow A Bottle Cap

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I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried I won't poop it out.?

I swallowed a plastic water bottle cap, I don't feel sick or anything but I'm worried I won't poop it out.?

Wouldn't worry on it: If it made it passed your stomach entrance it will most likely pass & you may not even be aware of it. If you want to hurry it along you can eat stewed okra, which forms a congeal around such objects & softens the edges. ...Read more

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That listerine bottles warn not to swallow it. What could happen if someone swallows it?

That listerine bottles warn not to swallow it. What could happen if someone swallows it?

A little is OK: You really shouldn't swallow listerine on a regular basis. But if you happen to accidentally swallow a bit you should be fine. People who are alcoholics have been known to drink scope when they can't get any of their regular stuff. Listerine has ingredients other than scope that would probably cause liver and/or kidney damage if you drink enough of it. ...Read more

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Is there any chance a small part of swallowed swimming cap cause the problem?

Is there any chance a small part of swallowed swimming cap cause the problem?

Usually not: People all over the world accidentally swallow little bones, fruit seeds, pieces of objects like toys or jewelry every once in a while. Usually nothing happens, as long as the swallowed item is not a magnet, is not a battery, and is not otherwise leaking toxins. A piece of plastic is considered non-toxic because it will come out of the butt pretty much intact, and soon. ...Read more

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Im. A sutdent. Studying +1...In the class while listening a lesson....I unknowingly swallowed a small pice of cell fasters pen cap...What steps?

Im. A sutdent. Studying +1...In the class while listening a lesson....I unknowingly swallowed a small pice of cell fasters pen cap...What steps?

Shouldn't be problem: As long as small objects make it to your stomach, they will travel through your system within the next 4 days & be eliminated in your poo. Sometimes they will hang in your esophagus & immediately create problems swallowing, but if this did not happen you are fine to ignore the issue. ...Read more

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I accidentaly swallowed a large piece of aluminum foil (AF). It was a coffee bottle seal, and thicker than regular kitchen AF. What should I do?

I accidentaly swallowed a large piece of aluminum foil (AF). It was a coffee bottle seal, and thicker than regular kitchen AF. What should I do?

No to worry: This will get churned and crushed (but probably not torn) by the normal action of your GI tract Almost everything small enough to be swallowed can be handled effectively by this efficient system. You will probably find it exiting the other end in 20-40 hours depending upon the activity of your digestion. ...Read more

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The 1 mg melatonin bottle says to let it dissolve under my tongue, what will happen if I just swallow it with water? Seems like it would be easier

The 1 mg melatonin bottle says to let it dissolve under my tongue, what will happen if I just swallow it with water? Seems like it would be easier

Different absorption: Under your tongue allows direct uptake of the melatonin by absorption into your blood stream. If you swallow it, stomach acid may destroy the benefit or prevent intended absorption of the hormone from taking place. It depends on the way it is packaged so it is probably best to follow the directions on the bottle. ...Read more

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Baby has BPD, feeds by gtube, swallow study shows ability to swallow but risk of aspiration. SLP approved 5cc by bottle w/ each feed for swallow therapy. Is there a high risk for pneomonia?

Baby has BPD, feeds by gtube, swallow study shows ability to swallow but risk of aspiration. SLP approved 5cc by bottle w/ each feed for swallow therapy. Is there a high risk for pneomonia?

Yes: By definition, any baby with bronchopulmonary dysplasia is at risk for pneumonia as the result of the inflammation this condition creates in the baby's lungs. Feeding anyone with known risk of aspiration increases the risk of pneumonia, but it may be necessary to accept this risk and feed the baby cautiously in order to develop his/her swallowing capability. Follow your baby's doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I swallowed a part of a temporary crown/cap and now my stomach hurts. What should I do?

I swallowed a part of a temporary crown/cap and now my stomach hurts. What should I do?

Maybe see MD or GI..: This is not as uncommon as you might think... It most likely will pass through your GI system shortly, and end up in your stool. If you have pockets in your colon called diverticuli, then it could get stuck in these and cause diverticulitis. If you have a thin mucosal lining to your GI tract, then it could perforate in an extreme situation. If it continues to hurt, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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15 months baby swallowed 2 fish oil caps 2000mg, he is okay but I breastfeed him, I've to eliminate fish from my. Diet also not to pass in milk?

15 months baby swallowed 2 fish oil caps 2000mg, he is okay but I breastfeed him, I've to eliminate fish from my. Diet also not to pass in milk?

No: You don't have to, just be careful, child-proof medicine bottles are the best, other packages are easily reached by kids who love to explore, try to keep all medicines out-of-reach of children, I trust you do but sometimes it just happens, enjoy your child, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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On liquid nystatin. Have thrush. On meds for CDiff. Should I just swish nystatin in mouth and then swallow it or just swish. Bottle doesn't say.

On liquid nystatin. Have thrush. On meds for CDiff. Should I just swish nystatin in mouth and then swallow it or just swish. Bottle doesn't say.

Swish: Swish 3-5 minutes (it will seem like forever, so use a watch), and when done, swallow. Hope this clears things up. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could happen if you swallow lice shampoo?

What could happen if you swallow lice shampoo?

Call Poison Center: Right away. You can call 24/7 for free at 1-800-222-1222. Ensure that you have product information available when calling. ...Read more

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What can happen if you swallow laundry detergent and how should I deal?

Poison Control: Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can happen if you swallow a moth ball?

Please tell me what can happen if you swallow a moth ball?

Naphthalene mothball: Ingestion in children has led to vomiting, lethargy diarrhea, abdominal pain, v appetite, fever, pain w urination, dark urine, coma ; convulsions w acute hemolytic anemia, encephalopathy, kernicterus. Kidney ; liver damage have been noted. Http://npic. Orst. Edu/factsheets/naphtech. Html#cancer. I haven't even touched on paradicholorobenzene mothballs. ...Read more

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What can happen if you swallow scope mouthwash?

What can happen if you swallow scope mouthwash?

How much?: If you swallow a little, nothing. If you swallow alot, you may be nauseous or have diarrhea. ...Read more

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What would happen if you swallow watered down hydrogen peroxide?

What would happen if you swallow watered down hydrogen peroxide?

Agree w Dr. Achong.: What concentration? “Food grade” hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) contains 35% H2O2. It should not be taken internally (exception may be highly diluted H2O2). USP hydrogen is usually 3%. Ingestion of concentrated H2O2 can lead to venous or arterial gas embolism, distention of hollow viscus with rupture, & respiratory tract obstruction/ pulmonary aspiration. Laryngospasm, coma, convulsions, confusion, ...Read more

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What can happen if you swallow hydrogen peroxide mixed with water?

What can happen if you swallow hydrogen peroxide mixed with water?

Depends on…: The ratio of water to peroxide. Otc peroxide is usually 3% solution. Swallowing that can irritate or blister throat, esophagus, stomach & cause abdominal pain, vomiting, & diarrhea. ...Read more

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What can happen if you swallow peroxyl mouth wash?

What can happen if you swallow peroxyl mouth wash?

irritate throat: Dilute with water as soon as possible. This foaming peroxide based antiseptic will irritate your throat if swallowed. Follow manufacturer's directions and warnings; consult manufacturer for more specific overdosage instructions. ...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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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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I swallowed a 3cm golf tee, what's going to happen?

I swallowed a 3cm golf tee, what's going to happen?

See GI specialist: A gastroenterologist may be able to remove it for you if it's stuck in your GI tract. If it's a plastic tee then it may show up on an x-ray. ...Read more

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What could happen if you swallowed a sewing needle?

What could happen if you swallowed a sewing needle?

Medical emergency: A needle can puncture through any part of the digestive system and would have to be removed immediately. The person who swallowed the needle should be taken to the emergency room immediately. ...Read more