Eating Bubbles: What will Happen?

Short Answer: If you accidentally eat, drink, or swallow bubbles, you may have some digestive or allergic reactions, depending on the amount and type of bubbles.

Bubbles are thin films of soapy water that trap air inside them.

They are usually made of detergent, water, and glycerin.

They can have different shapes and colors, and they are often used for fun and entertainment.

If you accidentally eat, drink, or swallow bubbles, you may experience some stomach irritation, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.

This is because bubbles have a high pH level, which means they are alkaline and can upset your digestion.

Bubbles also contain acids and plant-based ingredients that are not meant to be ingested.

These can cause inflammation, liver damage, or even increase your risk of cancer if consumed regularly.

Bubbles can also cause eye irritation if they get into your eyes.

You should rinse your eyes with clean water for 15 minutes if this happens.

It is quite uncommon to eat, drink, or swallow bubbles, unless you have a condition called pica, which is a compulsion to eat non-food items.

Pica can be caused by nutritional deficiencies, pregnancy, or mental health issues.

You can treat mild symptoms of bubble ingestion by drinking some water and watching for any signs of worsening.

If you have severe or persistent symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, swelling, or blood in your stool, you should seek medical help immediately.

To avoid accidental bubble ingestion, you should keep bubbles away from your mouth and nose, and supervise children who play with bubbles.

You should also store bubbles in a safe place, away from food and drinks, and label them clearly as non-edible.

Finally, remember, bubbles are for blowing, not for eating.

They are harmless when used properly, but they can be harmful when ingested.

Always follow the instructions and warnings on the bubble package, and enjoy bubbles responsibly.

About the Author

Abdur Rahman Choudhury

Abdur Rahman Choudhury is a nutrition coach with over 7 years of experience in the field of nutrition.

He holds a Bachelor's (B.Sc.) and Master's (M.Sc.) degree in Biochemistry from The University of Burdwan, India. He was also involved with a research project about genetic variations in the CYP11A gene among PCOS and Metabolic Syndrome patients.

He has completed the following online courses: Stanford Introduction to Food and Health by Stanford University (US) through Coursera, Certificate in Nutrition from Fabulous Body Inc. (US), Lose Weight and Keep It Off certificate course from Harvard Medical School (US), and Nutrition and Disease Prevention by Taipei Medical University (Taiwan) through FutureLearn.

Abdur currently lives in India and keeps fit by weight training and eating mainly home-cooked meals.

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