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Symptoms after swallowing glitter during a photo shoot - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I was taking photos today, and I use a lot of body glitter, and I used some on my lips, and a little got in my mouth. The little glitter thing said do not ingest, but barely a little got in my mouth, do they mean like do not ingest like just eating it? Am I gonna be okay?
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User :   Hi, I was taking photos today, and I use a lot of body glitter, and I used some on my lips, and a little got in my mouth. The little glitter thing said do not ingest, but barely a little got in my mouth, do they mean like do not ingest like just eating it? Am I gonna be okay?
Doctor :   As a medical professional, I am not aware of the contents of the glitter material used.
Doctor :   Hence, I am not aware of the reactions that can occur due to it.
User :   The amount that went in my mouth wasn't even enough to measure, so I'm assuming nothing with happen
User :   will happen
User :   it was such a little amount, like a fleck or 2
Doctor :   However, if the contents are very small, I don't expect any reactions to occur.
Doctor :   However, watch out for symptoms of nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain.
Doctor :   If any such symptoms occur, report to a doctor.
User :   Thank you so much, I am a very paranoid person, so this helps
Doctor :   Have you followed?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   No other questions, thank you
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now.
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