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A 35-year-old member asked:

what are the most effective ways to get a pen grip out of my throat?

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Dr. Brian Affleck
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Foreign body: If I am reading your question correctly, it sounds like you accidentally swallowed the plastic grip of a writing pen. If that is correct, you really should go to an emergency room so they can evaluate you. Most likely, if there is something stuck, you are probably bound to go to the operating room to have it removed. If I am reading your question wrong, please forgive my misunderstanding.

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My throat is really hurting, can I take medicated lozenges?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
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Yes: Over the counter throat lozenges are safe to take in pregnancy.
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What is it like to have a tracheotomy in your throat?

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Throat?: Tracheostomy is done in the neck just under the thyroid cartilage.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What could these white spots on my throat be?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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? Infection?: It may be related to a viral infection. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test / culture.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Foul smelling deposits in throat! help!? What should I do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tonsoliths?: Deposit? - tonsoliths / tonsil stones? . These can sometimes be removed with a gentle water pic. See your dentist for definitive assessment.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have I ate a crisp and a piece of it has been stuck in my throat for the last two hours my Throat is now hurting should I be concerned?

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Dr. Robert Grindstaff
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Stuck in throat: if you can breathe normally and swallow both liquids and solids it probably has passed and there is a scratch or wound in your throat If you can't swallow solids or liquids go to the ER

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