Parents in the dark about dangers lurking in the cupboard

Probably the other thing that parents wouldn’t think of as being highly toxic is iron tablets, and iron tablets can commonly be prescribed to mothers after they’ve had a baby.  And I have seen a little girl who managed to swallow 20 iron tablets and when we X-rayed her, they were all stacked up in her oesophagus. They cause both a caustic injury to the oesophagus and then they cause a systemic toxicity as you start to absorb the iron tablets.  So that little girl managed to swallow 20. 

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