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

Kids' Health
a year 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. 

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal health care provider.

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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