Symptoms of Magnet Ingestion Are Similar to Common Illnesses! by Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach

Kids' Health
5 months ago
Symptoms of Magnet Ingestion Are Similar to Common Illnesses!

Symptoms of magnet ingestion can be similar to common childhood illnesses and can be difficult to discern. They include: 

  • abdominal pain
  • vomiting 
  • fever

If treatment is delayed, it can increase the severity of damage to a child’s internal organs. If your child has these symptoms, ask your child if they could’ve swallowed a magnet. If they can’t talk, look for evidence that a magnet could’ve been ingested. 

Go to the ER immediately if you believe your child swallowed a magnet. 

Kimberly Johnson
This and swallowing small batteries was always one of my biggest fears when mine were little, thanks for sharing, Dr. Josephine Dlugopolski - Gach !

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