A 6 Month Old Baby Accidentally Swallows A Foreign Object?
I want to ask, yesterday my child swallowed a piece of blander rubber, the size of the rubber was more or less 1 cm, but the rubber was thin. After 4 days I checked the chapter but there was no rubber coming out with the BAB. what should I do? thanks …
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Foreign objects or Corpus aleonum that enter the gastrointestinal tract will experience a process such as food into the gastrointestinal tract. As your baby experiences, rubber will undergo a digestive process, but because it cannot be digested, the rubber will be pushed by the digestive tract to come out with stool. However, in infants the function of the gastrointestinal tract is still in the developmental stage. So naturally the rubber can come out in a long time. Foreign objects that are in the digestive tract, of course not good to be left long, because it can cause inflammation of the mucosal lining of the digestive tract. This will cause the child to become ill.
For this reason, consult with a pediatric surgeon. The child will have an X-ray and ultrasound examination of the abdomen to look for the presence of rubber in the digestive tract. Next the doctor can perform endoscopy or laparoscopy or colonoscopy by inserting a long, flexible and flexible tube through the mouth or wall of the abdomen or anus, depending on the distance of the rubber closest to the outside of the body. The hose is also equipped with a small camera so the doctor can see directly. You do not need to worry, because this procedure will be performed under anesthesia or anesthesia.
In the meantime, you can give your child more papaya filters to launch bowel movements. For the next day, be careful of small items that can be dangerous for the baby to eat because at that age is the age of the oral phase, where children tend to put everything in their mouths.
Thus hopefully useful.