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A 3 year old N, is brought to the ER by his mother who tells Doctor M that she noticed one of the button batteries missing in her child’s toy. She’s assuming the child has accidentally ingested it. What should doctor M do?

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First prophylactically administer honey plus sucralfate1gm 6hrly.we should relie on mother and treat it.There is no harm in giving honey +sucalfate instantly. Then do endoscopy.incase of battery injury to git endoscopy is very difficult and harm is more than benefit to the child.

This is a dire emergency ! Need to indoor , urgent eveluation by doing GE csopy , diagnostic and therapeutic,if not to rule out and if yes to remove gently before corrosive effects start s !

ADMINISTER LAXATIVE AND SEE WHETHER BUTTON IS IN STOOLS IN THE MEAN TIME DO PERIODIS ULTRASOUND ABDOMEN

D) first confirm the ingestion of button battery By conducting tests.

Thanks Dr Dinesh Gupta
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ADVISABLE 4...... FIRST. CONFIRMATION....

Confirm ingestion

The correct answer is, "Administer honey + sucralfate to reduce injury in case of accidental ingestion" Reference: National Capital Poison Center Button Battery Ingestion Triage and Treatment Guideline