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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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im worried cos i just had some ice cubes which had air in them

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im worried cos i just had some ice cubes which had air in them and i hear if air goes into the body you die is this also the rule with food or drink consuming
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
No, you have absolutely nothing to worry about with air in ice or food that you swallow. In fact, the reason we burp and pass gas down below is from the air we swallow whenever we swallow our salive. The only way air might kill someone is if enough of it were injected intravenously