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what would happen if you swallow a hair and it went down the wrong way

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raid Saco
Dr. Raid Saco answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Mostly no harm: If the wrong way is the wind pipe, then your body will respond by coughing it out. If the wrong way is the food pipe, then it will go to the stomach a ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hien Tran
Dr. Hien Tran answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Ok to swallow: Some of the medication will often drip because it is a liquid, either out the nose or down the throat. I wouldn't worry about it. You could spit it ... Read More
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Dr. Laura Garabedian
36 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Brittany6: You are using your nasal spray the wrong way. Do not tilt your head back. Head down (nose to toes) spray away from the septum(midline) againt t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: It may be gerd (esophageal reflux). Speak with your doctor or try an over-the-counter med such as Prilosec or prevacid (lansoprazole).
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Yes,TheJigIsNatural: Well, that makes sense.If I put any area of my body into a rather un-natural position to then perform a natural function, I'm bound to feel something ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Fall in child: The criteria to look for is what type of floor, tile/ marble-stone, or carpet, how far was the fall 6 inches or > 30 inches, how old is child. Ho ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Could be TMJ/TMD: Any other symptoms- ears, etc. If this continues, i would first see an ENT dr.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Marchetti
19 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Many strap muscles: First, if this has been going on for a while, it needs to be looked at by your doctor. Do a google search of neck muscle anatomy (look for photos) an ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Globus: One of the more common problems that cause these symptoms is reflux that is getting to the voice box, called laryngopharyngeal reflux, also known as s ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marc Grobman
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear congestion.: Could be allergies or fron common cold. Try over the counter decongestants or antihistamines like allegra (fexofenadine).
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Griggs
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Schedule appointment: Schedule a visit with your primary care provider.
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