Swallowed Object Topic Guide
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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