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What can do If foreign body is in the throat?

Foreign bodies can enters in the nose, ears, eyes. The foreign bodies which may enter the throat include coin, marble, seed, peanuts, fish bone etc. The foreign body may irritate the throat and the patient feels uncomfortable and complains of pain in the throat. 

Treatment

  • Reassure the patient.
  • Make the patient sit in a comfortable position with their mouth downward.
  • Give a few blows on his shoulders until the foreign body is thrown out.
  • If the object does not come out, give him cooked potatoes, banana, soft rice or soft bread to eat. It will help the swallowed object to pass down.
  • Do not give purgatives.
  • Examine stools the next morning for the foreign body.