Healthhealthtoothpicksepsis

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 10:22 PM

Death by Toothpick? Why You Need to Watch What You Swallow

"Oh, no!” my mother-in-law gasped when I started to stick some toothpicks into the plateful of hors d’oeuvres I was arranging. “Please don’t use those things. They’re terribly dangerous.”

Then she told me about the time she attended a party where lots of toothpick-bedecked finger food was served. A few days later, a fellow partygoer developed a bellyache so severe that it sent him to the ER.

X-rays revealed nothing. Doctors were mystified. Sadly, within a week the man developed a raging infection—and he died.

An autopsy revealed the tragic truth, my mother-in-law said. A toothpick had punctured his intestines, setting the stage for the fatal infection.

https://bottomlineinc.com/health/wellness/death-by-toothpick-why-you-need-to-watch-what-you-swallow

I've been watching a TV show with a detective who always has a tooth pick in his mouth. This reminds me of an instructor I had for a factory equipment course who told us he used to chew toothpicks, became ill and was finally operated on for a punctured gut.

It does happen, on the occasion...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2019, 10:42 PM

1. Yep a friend of mine wife nearly died from

Internal mersa brought on by a piece of toothpick.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 12:16 PM

2. toothpicks always kinda freaked me out exactly because of that.

i have never used one. plus, i never liked how the wood felt against my teeth. now, those lil dental picks with the floss? awesome, use them all the time.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 28, 2019, 12:53 PM

3. My favorite, the Reach flosser, a handle with snap-on flossing units...



...These as backups while traveling...

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 05:43 PM

4. Wood has anti bacterial properties

My gums grew back after I started using them 10 or 12 years ago. No more gingivitis. Intead of an hour long ordeal, semi-annual tooth cleaning has become painless. The round cocktail toothpicks don't work. They're too hard. Only an idiot would swallow one. It could kill you.

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