Battery Ingestion Topic Guide
Battery Ingestion: Battery ingestion commonly occurs in children five years of age and younger, and in the elderly. Symptoms of battery ingestion include vomiting, gagging, abdominal pain, fever, rash, dark or bloody stools, irritability, drooling, and difficulty breathing. If you or someone you know has ingested a battery, go to the nearest emergency department for medical care.
Swallowed Object A child or adult who accidentally swallows an object can be taken care of at home; however, in certain cases they will need to go to a doctor or emergency department. Keep small objects such as button batteries, buttons, and other objects away from children to prevent them from accidentally swallowing them.
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