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Effects of swallowing vicks vapo rub - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   i accdently swallowed some vicks vaporub. what should i do?
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   17, male, theater employe,, unmaried, 245 lbs, 5'9
Doctor :   how much did u swallow
Doctor :   did u take vicks formula 44
User :   ok so i put alot in my nose because it was stuffed and was breathing threw that nostrail and felt some go down my throat so it cant be a larg amount. its the normal vicks
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Dizziness; drowsiness; stomach upset
Doctor :   Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).
Doctor :   if u have these side effects
Doctor :   u need to consult physician immediately
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
Mobile : 0000
Doctor :   confirm ur details
User :   my stomach feels kind of funny
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how much did u consume?
Doctor :   if u have any of the above side effects
Doctor :   u need to consult a physician
User :   i would guess about less then hlaf a teaspoon
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any of the following side effects
User :   no
Doctor :   then thats fine
Doctor :   if u do develop such problems
Doctor :   visit a physician promptly
Doctor :   ok
User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   bye for now
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