Please help! My two year old swallowed a bite sized
Patient :Please help! My two year old swallowed a bite sized piece of gold coin wrapper (the sharp kind of tin foil wrapper) 10 hours ago and is now waking up and vomiting every twenty minutes . Should I take him to the hospital? I'm worried about an obstruction
Thanks for the query to ATD for your opinion,
It is an emergency if your child has swallowed a tin foil wrapper and have been vomiting very 20 minutes now. It is necessary that you should take her to ER, for an immediate evaluation with an X-RAY neck and chest to visualise the location of the foil, which may have got stuck in the pharyngeal region or oesophageal region.
It would require immediate intervention by endoscopy to remove the foil by a specialist physician.
The longer it stays in, it is likely to cause local injury in the throat and pharynx.
Hence, it is suggested that you should visit your ER asap.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
Wishing you good health,
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