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Foreign Body in throat


What is Foreign Body in throat?

Children are generally very curious and they try to experiment new things. Out of boredom or curiosity, they tend to put things in their mouth and then inhale deeply leading to the things getting stuck in the airways rather than food pipe (esophagus). This calls for medical emergency as it can block the airways causing breathing difficulty. 

What symptoms appear when Foreign Body is in throat?

The symptoms of Foreign Body in airways include:

  • Choking
  • Coughing
  • Stridor (when child breathes, high pitch sound heard)
  • Wheezing
  • Voice change 

The symptoms of Foreign Body in esophagus include:

  • Choking
  • Drooling
  • Inability to eat
  • Vomiting whenever trying to eat 
How can Foreign Body in throat be treated?

Foreign Body in throat is a medical emergency and one must immediately go to the doctor. You doctor will treat this condition by:

  • Watchful waiting, to check if foreign body can be removed by natural means Endoscopic procedure in which special instruments are used to remove foreign body from esophagus or airways.