Swallowed Object (cont.)
Swallowed Object Prevention
- Keep small objects, including coins, toy parts, and button batteries, out of the reach of small children.
- Cut food into the appropriate size for both adults and children.
- If adults are having progressive difficulty swallowing solids, a liquid or puree diet will help with symptoms until medical attention can be obtained.
Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM
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