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My daughter may have eaten a battery; what should be done?

My husband just called me at work and told me our 23-month-old daughter may have eaten a button cell battery. Is this something that will come out on it's own and doesn't need to be worried about, like money, or is there something that needs to be done about it? He's calling the doctor to see what they say, but wanted some input while waiting.

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:03 PM on Mar. 29, 2011 in Kids' Health

Answers (10)
  • Call the ER right away!

    Answer by mompam at 2:04 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • ER ASAP?

    Answer by sta517 at 2:06 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Go to the ER

    Answer by gemgem at 2:07 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • ER!!

    Answer by amber1330 at 2:09 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • They beat me to it - Get her to the ER NOW. Stomach acid will erode the casings of the battery and the acid will then attack her body from the inside... Get her seen NOW!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 2:23 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Take her straight to the er

    Answer by sweetangel8211 at 2:32 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • I would take her to the ER right away, the acid could start seeping into her blood stream......I hope she will be alright

    Answer by momoftaterbug at 2:47 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • ER!! my youngest did that she grabbed a ink pen that had 1 in it and undone it so fast came out screaming it burns , i took her to the er they did xrays because if it gets stuck in certain area she would have needed surgery. but it went down but she had to have anther xray to make sure it left her system a few days later. If it is stuck it ould erode causing damage. DO NOT hesitate ER!!!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:03 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Go to the ER! batteries have acid in them and if it ruptures in her tummy you'll have bigger problems than whether or not it will pass.

    Answer by MamaStuart at 4:11 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

  • Thank you, all. We took her to the ER and got X-rays--no battery, thank goodness.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:39 PM on Mar. 29, 2011

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