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Query about infant sucking a pen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Hello Doctor
User :   My son is about 6 months old
Doctor :   ok
User :   Hello
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   We realized he got hold of a sketch pen and before we could get to him . he had sucked on to the tip of the pen...
User :   We immediately wiped off the content of his tongue.
User :   he was sucking on to this for couple of minutes before we could snatch it from him
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and when did it happened ?
User :   We were worried if we needed to do anything the sketch pen ink may be harmful to him
User :   about 1/2 hour back
User :   around 1 hour
Doctor :   is the baby crying or having any symptoms ?
User :   No he is fine.. after that he was playful as before..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well i can assure you that there is nothing to worry about
User :   ok
Doctor :   just make sure you clean his lips and inside of his mouth
User :   ok we did that..
User :   for the content he may have swallowed
User :   ?
Doctor :   what you experienced is very common among babies
Doctor :   dont worry
Doctor :   its not going to harm your child
User :   ok Thank you so much. Sorry to bother you with this
Doctor :   no problem at all
Doctor :   you take care
User :   ok Bye
Doctor :   good bye
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