My Kid Ate Something that Isn't Food! What Should I Do Now?

by Michelle Place, CRNP-P A foreign body ingestion (FBI) occurs when an object that is not food is swallowed. Most FBIs occur in children between the ages of six months and three years. Fortunately, most foreign bodies that reach the gastrointestinal tract pass spontaneously. Only 10 to 20 percent require removal with a flexible tool

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