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My son managed to get into a bag bearded dragon feces. He

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My son managed to get into a bag bearded dragon feces. He was chewing it and we arent sure if he swallowed any. Do we need to take him to the emergency room? If not what should we be looking for illness wise?

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Bearded Dragons, like all captive reptiles, may carry Salmonella. If ingested by humans, Salmonella can cause vomiting and diarrhea; these symptoms are usually mild in healthy adults but can be fatal to infants and young children, or anyone with a compromised immune system.

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So what I would like to do is observe the child after talking to your pediatrician, and if there any signs of diarrhea/ fever then he should be immediately evaluated and started on treatment with antibiotics empirically in this situation,

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Thank you for the information. We now know what we need to look out for. Very much appreciated.3333333

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