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Accidental consumption of cherry pits by a 6 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hello.
User :   My 6-year-old son swallowed at least 15 cherry pits tonight. I gave him cherries for snack and went into the kitchen to wash dishes and when he brought the bowl to me, all that was left were the stems. I asked him where he put the cherry pits and he said he just swallowed them.
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
Doctor :   How long before did he take it?
User :   It just happened an hour ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   he needs to be taken to the hospital for the evacuation of the pits from stomach
User :   What?!? I just spoke to my girlfriend who's a nurse and she said he should just pass them in his stools over the next few days.
Doctor :   Do not worry, some times the pits can become poisonous and show its effects.
Doctor :   If there are no symptoms, then you need not worry.
User :   ok, thank you
Doctor :   Watch out for these symptoms, like headache, vomiting,
User :   ok
Doctor :   In adults it not a problem.
Doctor :   In kid, you have to watch for these symptoms.
User :   ok, i'll be watching him closely
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Also watch for other following symptoms like drowsiness, rapid breathing,
User :   I will. Thank you very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now.
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