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im freakn out...first time mom and dont know what to do?

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rosie819 Sun 06-Sep-09 09:48:01

im freaking out right now. My daughter who just turned one got a hold of a paper plate that had raw chicken on it. She got it out of the trash and licked it. Im scared shes going to get real sick but I don't know what to do. Is it possible nothing will happen. Please help!

TheArmadillo Sun 06-Sep-09 09:51:58

How old is she?

Whereabouts are you? Can you call NHSdirect for advice? 0845 4647

It is very likely that nothing at all will happen smile

cocolepew Sun 06-Sep-09 09:54:28

If she only licked it I'm sure she will be fine, but if she starts to vomit take her to hospital and explain what she did.

I agree with Armadillo, it's unlikely something will happen.

Sparkletastic Sun 06-Sep-09 09:54:36

It is highly likely nothing will happen but keep a close eye on her and do a Google search on Salmonella and food poisoning symptoms so you know what to be looking out for just in case. Try not to get panicky - it will worry your DD and won't help you either - easily said I know smile

rosie819 Sun 06-Sep-09 09:54:50

los angeles county in california

TheArmadillo Sun 06-Sep-09 09:57:25

ahh so not NHS direct then wink

Keep an eye on her - she will more than likely be fine.

If you are really worried is there a doctor or similar you can call for advice (not sure what the set up is there)?

But she will probably be absolutely fine.

rosie819 Sun 06-Sep-09 09:57:28

it happened a few hours ago and shes asleep now for the night but i cant go to sleep. i feel so bad that i want to cry. i dont want her to be sick. i should have thrown the plate outside in the trash and was careless. i flushed her mouth out with water and washed her hands but i don't know if that even helped.

TheArmadillo Sun 06-Sep-09 10:00:28

mistakes happen - no matter how careful you are. Don't beat yourself up with it. If you washed her mouth out and her hands immediately then I can't see that there will be any problems.

Try and calm yourself down. Maybe take a bath or something.

rosie819 Sun 06-Sep-09 10:00:40

i hope you are all right. i just got real nervous and don't know if im just panicking for nothing. thank you!

rosie819 Sun 06-Sep-09 10:02:35

im glad i found this website. its hard when you feel this way so late at night and cant talk to someone...thank you again. i really appreciate it.

nannynick Sun 06-Sep-09 10:02:55

How would you say your DD's immune system is generally? Once children are crawling all sorts of things go in their mouths... so the bodies infection control system swings into more action than previously.

As others have already said, try not to worry about it too much. Keep an eye out for signs of any issues - such as vomiting, high temperature.

Think about how many times in a day your DD may put something in her mouth and you don't notice her doing it!

nannynick Sun 06-Sep-09 10:04:41

If it helps Salmonella Infections info from KidsHealth.
"Salmonella infections typically affect the intestines, causing vomiting, fever, and other symptoms that usually resolve without medical treatment."

rosie819 Sun 06-Sep-09 10:05:18

she just started walking about two weeks ago. she gets into everything. her immune system is pretty good. shes a tough little girl.

rosie819 Sun 06-Sep-09 10:07:32

i think i feel a little bit better. im going to try and relax and maybe get some sleep. i guess i just have to wait and see how she is tomorrow. i will keep a close eye on her.

ShowOfHands Sun 06-Sep-09 10:16:09

Hope you get some sleep. She's unlikely to be poorly but I understand why you're worried. Try not to blame yourself. They do these things and you do your best but accidents happen.

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