How To Ensure The Condition Of Babies Who Accidentally Eat Foreign Objects?
Mlm. Want to ask, how do you check your child eating small foreign objects such as the tip of a pencil, please advise
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Foreign objects, however small, are highly recommended not to be consumed because they can cause indigestion, contain certain poisons that interfere with bodily functions or even cause obstruction of the respiratory tract.
However, if the foreign object is quite small and not made of metal / plastic / other materials that can be detected using supporting examinations such as x-rays, it is very difficult to determine whether there is foreign material eaten or not.
Because of the difficult examination, it is highly recommended to supervise your child to ensure that your child does not consume any foreign objects, and if you already consume immediately take it to the nearest doctor / emergency room for further treatment.
If your child continues to do these activities, it is highly recommended to check your child further to a psychiatric specialist (psychiatrist) for further evaluation of what causes your child to continue to do these activities.
I hope this helps.