What to Do If Your Child Swallowed a Foreign Object

As children explore the world around them, it’s common for them to put things in their mouths. Because of this, it’s important to be prepared for these situations and know exactly what to do if your child swallows a foreign object. Dr. Jamie Kondis, Pediatrician at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, lists the foreign objects that are the most dangerous and explains when an ER visit is necessary.

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