Most parents have experienced a child swallowing something that was not intended to be put in the mouth. Most of the time it turns out to be okay, but not always. It is always a good idea to check in with your doctor or Poison Control (800-222-1222).
When to worry and what to do if your child swallows...
Detergent pods – such as Tide or Cascade
These packets may look like candy but can cause lots of problems, and symptoms may be delayed for 1-3 days:
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and stomach aches.
- Burns to the mouth, throat, esophagus and stomach.
- Scarring or perforation of the esophagus and stomach.
- Burns to the cornea of the eye.
- New “rare earth” magnets such as Buckyballs have stronger attractive properties
- Attraction across ....