Kids tend to swallow many items including toys, buttons, coins, earrings, rings, paper clips, game pieces, needles, pins, tacks, toothpicks, screws, button batteries, magnets, and nails.
Kids tend to swallow many items including toys, buttons, coins, earrings, rings, paper clips, game pieces, needles, pins, tacks, toothpicks, screws, button batteries, magnets, and nails. Most objects that children swallow are harmless, and pass through the digestive system without any problem. Do not force your child to vomit in any case, this might worsen the situation.
Objects that become stuck in the oesophagus, stomach or intestines may need to be removed. Two things are especially dangerous: button batteries and magnets.
Call for medical help if your child has:
Treatment in the hospital:
If your child has swallowed a plastic wrap, don’t worry as it will be thrown out in the stools within a day or two. You can give bananas to your child as they are known to aid smooth movement of the bowel. Watch for nausea, vomiting, indigestion, diarrhoea, breathing difficulty, if present consult paediatrician.
But next time, take very good care so that your baby doesn't swallow anything abnormal.
When the child has swallowed poison:
A poison is any harmful substance that is inhaled, injected, swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Swallowing of the poison always requires medical treatment hence call for medical help as soon as you suspect your child of having swallowed a poison.
Signs and symptoms of poisoning may include:
If you suspect poisoning, be alert for clues such as empty pill bottles or packages, scattered pills, and burns, stains and odors on the child or nearby objects.
Take the following actions until help arrives:
When your child suddenly has blood running down from their nose, it can be startling. While nosebleeds in children seem dramatic, they’re not usually serious.
Choking is caused due to an object — usually food or a toy — getting stuck in the airway. Because of this, the air can't flow normally into or out of the lungs, so the child can't breathe properly.
Treatment for animal bites depends on the type of animal that has bitten your child.
Most eye injuries are minor, like getting soap in the eye or a speck of dirt under the eyelid.
Chances of drowning can be kept at the minimum by being completely prepared at all times.
Children break their bones either by falling or while playing a sport.
Head injuries are common in children and teens. They can hurt the scalp, skull, brain, or blood vessels.
An ant bite usually goes unnoticed until some symptoms arise.
Proper measures post the shock without panicking will be helpful. Stay calm and help your child in the best way you can.
When a part of the body is injured and blood from the damaged capillaries, with no place to go, gets trapped under the skin, forming a red or purplish mark called as a bruise.
Oral trauma refers to injuries to the mouth and/or teeth.
Kids are curious individuals. No matter how much cautious you are, they are bound to fall and get an injury some or the other day. Maintain your cool and do the best that you can to comfort your child.
Natural disasters affect one and all. It is advisable to be best prepared.
Apart from insects or flies, babies and young children are known to put small objects in their ears like candy and beans.