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Health & Nutrition - - SEX CAPERS - Co­or­di­nated by PRAB­HAKAR A PUTHRAN

We try to keep small ob­jects away from our tod­dler grand­son. How­ever, we still worry about him ac­ci­den­tally swal­low­ing some­thing. What should we do if this hap­pens? R Shasid­ha­ran, Bangalore

Small, round ob­jects with­out sharp edges may smoothly pass out of the stom­ach and in­testines, but oth­ers may get stuck or ob­struct and cause se­ri­ous prob­lems. If it does hap­pen, never try to re­move the ob­ject with your fin­gers be­cause by do­ing so, you may push it fur­ther down. How­ever, if it is right near the tip of the tongue, you may take it out. If the child starts vom­it­ing or has chok­ing with cough­ing, gag­ging, breath­ing dif­fi­culty or dis­turbed con­scious­ness, rush him to the near­est hos­pi­tal. Do not ask the child to stop cough­ing be­cause the cough may, in fact, help in the ex­pul­sion of the for­eign body.

Dr R K Anand, Pae­di­a­tri­cian

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