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Does dambur goli cause any adverse effects in children?

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hi doctor I have a question regarding my 2years 7 months kid today he ate Dambur goli(which will be white shape and round) means to avoid insects for cloths which we put in treasure
Posted Wed, 15 Jan 2014 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 6 hours later
Brief Answer: Hi Detailed Answer: Hi Sorry for the late reply. Your baby needs to be evaluated by a physician. He needs to vomit out the goli. Otherwise the physician will do gastric lavage and take the goli out. Lavage will not be effective if more than 2 hours have passed but it should still be considered. Acute exposure to naphthalene can cause adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarhoea, headache, confusion, sweating, fever, increased heart beat and agitation which may lead to convulsions and coma. Please go to emergency room. Take care
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Follow-up: Does dambur goli cause any adverse effects in children? 15 hours later
Thanks followed as for your instructions saved life
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 25 minutes later
Brief Answer: Glad the life is saved Detailed Answer: Take care of your baby Regards Dr Vaishalee
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