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my toddler chewing on the tip of an orange permanent marker

I found my toddler chewing on the tip of an orange permanent marker. i took it away and realized the marker is like a fluffy little paintbrush. Do you believe that the little amount on the tip is harmful enough to take my daughter to the Dr office? She seems to be okay, just has her toungue hanging out a whole lot, bt she is teething, so i assumed that was normal. However, this isnt the first p.marker ive found in the last several days. You would imagine its not tasty, but she is extremely attracted to the tips of these and all pens. Thank You A-TON for all your help suggestions, Kristyann
Asked On : Tue, 9 Mar 2010
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Dentist, Periodontics 's  Response
welcome to HCM
As she is teething tendency to chew on any object in their hand is common. She is attracted to it because of it colours as children love dark dont worry. its better to give some thing in her hand to chew on as she is teething and this will also prec=vent her from putting any bad harmful object into her mouth.
You give her a piece of brinjal ,cucumber ,carrot ( a big piece so that it wont get stuckked into throat).
Take care
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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eating of single small tip is unlikely to cause any harm. but beware if she has a habit of chewing such things with small threads in it or hair because they may accumulate slowly in the stomach and create big problems (trichobazoars). as far as some chemical in it is concerned it wont be a trouble in such small amounts
Answered: Mon, 27 Feb 2012
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Not a likely problem. I think you should not be too much of a apprehensive about it now. Even if you take her, the chemicall cannot be removed unless it is very seriuosu and they do stomach wash or give certain injections to nullify that effect. But with this incidence, there is hardly any problem I guess.

Answered: Sat, 13 Mar 2010
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