A 39-year-old female asked:
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hi. it feels as though i swallowed about a quarter of a toothpick and it is sitting at the back of my throat. what can i do to dislodge it?

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Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Dangerous. See ENT: A sharp foreign body lodged in the throat is dangerous. See an ENT who will do an indirect laryngoscopy and provide you wit( management plan.
Answered on Apr 27, 2018
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
What exposure ?: Is there a possibility it is a piece of toothpick, or other sharp object ? If so an exam in needed now. If you haven't consumed any such material it could be just a sore. If fluids go down easily a milk like material may coat it & relieve pain. If fluids don't go down you need to be seen now.
Answered on Apr 27, 2018
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