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Suggest treatment for accidental swallowing of a wood toy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-May-2014
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User:Hello sir...
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Sir actually my 15 months old son I think swallowed a small piece of wood of a toy...
Doctor:Is he breathing?
Doctor:how is his breathing
Doctor:How big was the wooden piece?
User:He is playing now and is fine...
Doctor:Well, i hope he will be able t just pass it in a few days
User:Size is of 2 cm
Doctor:if it is small enough it will pass.
Doctor:That seems ok
Doctor:just watch, if he is able to move his bowels normally over the next day, he will be fine
User:So we need to keep checking his stool for next 2 days...
Doctor:next 1 or 2 diaper changes
User:Also do we need to get his x ray done....
Doctor:that would be enough for the piece to move through
Doctor:wood will not show up on x-ray well
Doctor:just wait for next day. if he is not able to move his bowels. Get an Ultrasound done
User:Ok thanks sir...
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