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My baby swallowed a chewing gum like UHU sticker

Hello all,

Before bringing her to doctor, I wanted to ask here if there are any health professionals who can help me..

My baby took away the painting my older daughter was sticking to the wall and just ate one piece of the sticker which is attaching the paper to the wall. She was very quick that we could not catch this 1 piece she ate.. It is a UHU sticker, looks like chewing gum.. I really hope that it goes out with her stool, but do you think that may be dangerous until it goes out? Or does it ever go out ? Or gets stuck somewhere in her body?

Please advice..

Thanks..
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Old 16.05.2012, 14:53
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Re: My baby swallowed a chewing gum like UHU sticker

I assume that this is what you're talking about? If so, it says on the packaging that it is non-toxic:



The official advice from the safety leaflet says that you should seek medical advice if it's swallowed:

http://www.officedepot.com/pdf/msds/598087.pdf

However, Wikipedia reports that it is safe and non-toxic: "It can be swallowed without harm and is noncarcinogenic."

Provided your child didn't consume enormous quantities of it, I would simply let nature take it's course.
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Re: My baby swallowed a chewing gum like UHU sticker

Ooops.. hope all is well though...

If in doubt, I believe you can also check with the Tox Center - Emergency number 145, http://www.toxi.ch/eng/welcome.html

But I guess that is just additional stuff to check before you go to the Doctors anyway..

Good luck!
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Re: My baby swallowed a chewing gum like UHU sticker

Hello,

Yes, this is it.. And thanks a lot for the info.. I think I will still call her doctor and ask..

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I assume that this is what you're talking about? If so, it says on the packaging that it is non-toxic:



The official advice from the safety leaflet says that you should seek medical advice if it's swallowed:

http://www.officedepot.com/pdf/msds/598087.pdf

However, Wikipedia reports that it is safe and non-toxic: "It can be swallowed without harm and is noncarcinogenic."

Provided your child didn't consume enormous quantities of it, I would simply let nature take it's course.
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Re: My baby swallowed a chewing gum like UHU sticker

Thanks for this info as well..

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Ooops.. hope all is well though...

If in doubt, I believe you can also check with the Tox Center - Emergency number 145, http://www.toxi.ch/eng/welcome.html

But I guess that is just additional stuff to check before you go to the Doctors anyway..

Good luck!
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Re: My baby swallowed a chewing gum like UHU sticker

As long as she didn't choke on it or it didn't stay stuck in her windpipe - which is obviously not the case as she's still breathing normally and didn't turn blue, I think there's no need to worry. What comes in comes out! And the thing has no sharp edges which could cause an occlusion in her bowels.

You'll see it back in a few days

From a fellow mommy whose daughter is also putting everything in her mouth...
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Re: My baby swallowed a chewing gum like UHU sticker

Hello,

Thanks for the replies..

I called her doctor, the asistant adviced me to call the Poison Center first before bringing her to doctor. I called them and they told me I should not worry if it is only 1 piece.. If it would be many of them, then it may get dangerous she said..

So we wait...
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Re: My baby swallowed a chewing gum like UHU sticker

Hope you see it soon
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Hope you see it soon

What? The 37CHF bill??
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