Batteries are a common household item. We use them for everything — from watches to remotes to children’s toys, they can be in every room of the house. There are serious health risks related to swallowing batteries that everyone in the family should be aware of.
Learn what signs and symptoms to look out for if you suspect someone has eaten a battery. And call the Poison Help line right away at 1-800-222-1222 to receive guidance and advice from a licensed nurse. Do not delay in calling for help.
Are you aware that the disc batteries which power so many household products pose a risk for serious symptoms? Most often when a disc (or button) battery is swallowed, it passes into the stomach, moves all the way through the system, and will come out in the stool within about 4-7 days. The risk for significant injury happens when ...