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Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019
Question: hi my 6 month old got some paper in his mouth and unfortunately he ate it. Do we need to see a doctor about it.
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hi my 6 month old got some paper in his mouth and unfortunately he ate it. Do we need to see a doctor about it.
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on paper ingestion

Detailed Answer:
Hello...

Paper is usually made of either cellulose or non-cellulose substance.
Cellulose doesn't get digested...it will be passed in the stool.
Non-cellulose paper gets digested.
Either way, it's safe.

Do not worry.
Unless eaten so much as to obstruct the intestine, it's nothing to worry, please.

Feel free to follow up.

Best regards
Dr. Sumanth Amperayani


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Suggestions on paper ingestion

Detailed Answer:
Hello...

Paper is usually made of either cellulose or non-cellulose substance.
Cellulose doesn't get digested...it will be passed in the stool.
Non-cellulose paper gets digested.
Either way, it's safe.

Do not worry.
Unless eaten so much as to obstruct the intestine, it's nothing to worry, please.

Feel free to follow up.

Best regards
Dr. Sumanth Amperayani


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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