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My 6inth old got a hold of s dry contact lens that I hadn't

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Hi doctor
My 6inth old got a hold of s dry contact lens that I hadn't properly disposed of and swallowed it. She coughed/choked for a few seconds afterwards. My question is since it gets sticky and adheres to anything when wet, can it adhere to the mucosal lining of her esophagus(the wall of the esophagus) and not pass through her system?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi. Dr Rick here. I completed an Internal medicine internship in NYC and have two decades of clinical experience. How can I assist you today?

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 month ago.

Your daughter is will be OK.

That lens will hydrate in her esophagus and move down to her stomach where it will be softened up.

It will move through her system without any problems at all and everything will be OK in the end....

It will not get stuck and it will not cause any difficulty or harm at all. Promise.

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