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Do I need to worry if a child drinks a salt water gargle?
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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
If he drank it in small amounts, it shouldn't be a problem.

In brief: No
If he drank it in small amounts, it shouldn't be a problem.
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Probably not
Depends on the volume and concentration of the salt water and was this just one tiem. It usually takes a child of some size to be willing and able to do salt water gargles.
If one time, and not over a teaspoon of salt was used and if the child was without majory medical problems, i would not be too concerned. Otherwise, call your pcp, poison control and seek care.

In brief: Probably not
Depends on the volume and concentration of the salt water and was this just one tiem. It usually takes a child of some size to be willing and able to do salt water gargles.
If one time, and not over a teaspoon of salt was used and if the child was without majory medical problems, i would not be too concerned. Otherwise, call your pcp, poison control and seek care.
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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