It is rare that consuming a coin is life threatening. If child swallows a coin, stay calm and follow the advice from Dr. Julie Brown, medschoolforparents.com Expert:
- Do not attempt to have the child vomit or cough out the coin
- Seek further help…
If your child is coughing, drooling or complaining of throat pain
If your child has trouble breathing: call 911
If you are calling for help, do not give child anything to eat or drink
If you believe your child swallowed a battery or magnet: seek immediate attention.
Doctors may use x-rays or a metal detector to find where the coin is and then take further action if needed.