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my seven year old-after much nagging about not doing it,but not being able to stop her taking it off her mate-swallowed her chewing gum today. I remember her doing this a long, long time ago and when i rang the ae ward the nurse told me it usually passes through. Is this correct? I've got to see the nurse in the morning about splinter in her foot. Should I mention the chewy?
Don't think you need to worry. I remember being told as a kid not to swallow gum as it could wrap around my insides - it scared me enough to stop me from ever swallowing it! It will just pass through, as you've been told, and won't do any harm.
When my friends dd (aged about 3.5/4) had her adenoids/tonsils done, the consultant told them to give her chewing gum. When asked about her swallowing it he just said don't worry it doesn't matter if she does.