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What do I do if I have a small piece of bone stuck in my throat? I was eating chicken and I swallowed a small piece of bone. I can feel it stuck in my throat but it doesn't hurt, it is just uncomfortable and I don't know what to do to get it out.

What do I do if I have a small piece of bone stuck in my throat? I was eating chicken and I swallowed a small piece of bone. I can feel it stuck in my throat but it doesn't hurt, it is just uncomfortable and I don't know what to do to get it out.

This: This isn't something you are likely to remove yourself nor should you try. Most sharp thin foreign bodies (whether it be chicken bones, fish bones, etc.) typically lodge in recesses or pouches we call the vallecula (at base of tongue) or in the pyriform sinus (on the side of the voicebox) and, therefore, are usually inaccessible to the patient. You should be seen by an ENT physician for a good fiberoptic exam. If nothing is obviously seen but symptoms persist, we generally recommend direct laryngoscopy and exam under anaesthesia for a better look. Impacted foreign bodies unattended to will incite an inflammatory response and make symptoms worsen over time. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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My 4year old said she had a sore throat and it hurts is there something I can do to eased the pain I think she is gettin chicken pots to?

My 4year old said she had a sore throat and it hurts is there something I can do to eased the pain I think she is gettin chicken pots to?

Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will help with pain. She requires an assessment for possible strep. Strep requires an antibiotic. Chicken pox is a virus which she should have been immunized for. I hope she feels better soon ...Read more

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What to do if a chicken bone is stuck in your throat?

What to do if a chicken bone is stuck in your throat?

Foreign Body: Hello. A laryngeal foreign body should be evaluated in an emergency room setting. This is considered a threatened airway and the bone could be aspirated into the trachea. See your er. ...Read more

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I I chocked on a hot piece of chicken and it got stuck in my throayand today my throat hurts bad?

I I chocked on a hot piece of chicken and it got stuck in my throayand today my throat hurts bad?

Hot tea and honey: You got a small abrasion or burn of mucosa. Give it some hot tea with honey and tincture of time it will get better! Best wishes. ...Read more

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When do chicken pox in your throat go away? How long does it last for?

10 to 14 days: It takes same time as rash over the body
It is anywhere from10 to 14 days ...Read more

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I swallowed a small piece of chicken bone lastnite it is in my throat I can feel it whenever I try to hack it up and its not coming out, what to do?

I swallowed a small piece of chicken bone lastnite it is in my throat I can feel it whenever I try to hack it up and its not coming out, what to do?

Foreign body: This is a common occurrence for people. Fortunately, most of the time, it is a scratch in the throat that you are feeling and not the actual chicken bone. However, I would recommend that you go to a walk-in or ED, where an X-ray can be done to check for a retained bone. If this is the case, a brief surgical procedure would be necessary to remove it. ...Read more

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I have a small chicken bone caught in my throat. When I eat it feels like it is going down.....but later it feels like it has worked it's way back up?

I have a small chicken bone caught in my throat. When I eat it feels like it is going down.....but later it feels like it has worked it's way back up?

See below: If you indeed have a small chicken bone caught in your throat. It will probably not come back up. You may have scratched your throat on the way down giving you a sensation that the bone is still there. If the bone is small enough it should pass through the gastrointestinal tract and out into your stool. If the bone is larger it can sometimes lead to significant challenges and possibly even surgery. If the discomfort persists I would encourage you to see your family physician. If it's causing acute pain I would suggest you go immediately to the emergency room. Most foreign objects will pass if they're small enough. But be cautious and don't ignore any type of abdominal pain. Thanks for the question hopefully this was helpful to you. If you have additional concerns I can help you with feel free to go to healthtap. Com and type in Steven Ferguson M.D. CMD in the ask box at the bottom of the page. ...Read more

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A little chicken bone scratched my throat a little. It doesn't hurt. I am paranoid about epiglottitis. Pls reassure?

Unlikely to develop: The human system is well designed to deal with scratchy things that invade your swallowing process. The saliva you swallow has many antibacterial qualities that promote healing. Your biggest risk from the chicken bone was if it created a blockage in your airway at the time (uncle died that way).If you are obsessing over this I suppose you are just experiencing part of the learning process. ...Read more

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I feel like I've got a cut in my throat, I swallowed a small chicken bone the other day, I think and now it hurts when I eat?

I feel like I've got a cut in my throat, I swallowed a small chicken bone the other day, I think and now it hurts when I eat?

Depends on: How long ago, how severe your pain is, and associated symptoms such as fever, inability to phonate, chest pain, etc. It is unlikely that the bone perforated your esophagus, but certainly possible that it caused a superficial injury. See your doctor to be sure, especially if symptoms are severe or persistent. ...Read more

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Chicken bone stuck in throat. No airway obstruction but there was pain. Bread pushed it down, 2 slices. Can it cause internal problems?

Chicken bone stuck in throat. No airway obstruction but there was pain. Bread pushed it down, 2 slices. Can it cause internal problems?

No worries: Human beings have been swallowing bones since they first incorporated meat into their diet. If it was small enough to get down you esophagus it will probably be digested but if not, it shouldn't have any problems travelling the rest of the way through you. ...Read more

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I have tried everything from chicken soup, medicine sleep and my throat seems to be sore. It's been one week. I traveled from very hot to cool climat?

I have tried everything from chicken soup, medicine sleep and my throat seems to be sore. It's been one week. I traveled from very hot to cool climat?

Doctor evaluation: It is common after air flights to become ill because of the shared close quarters with other passengers and the strain placed on sinuses by changing air cabin pressure. Have a doctor look at your throat to determine whether you need antibiotics. You have done all the right things so far ...Read more

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Can you suddenly become allergic to something that never bothered you before? When I eat chicken it makes my throat, tongue, lips swell up.

Can you suddenly become allergic to something that never bothered you before? When I eat chicken it makes my throat, tongue, lips swell up.

Absolutely: And exposure to allergen that causes airway swelling can be life threatening. Ask your physician to refer you to an allergist asap. Many prepared foods have poultry as one of the ingredients. An epi-pen may be in order. ...Read more

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Swallowed small chicken bone splinter, felt it claw down my throat about 10 days ago. I have on-off discomfort in my chest/throat. Might be stuck?

Swallowed small chicken bone splinter, felt it claw down my throat about 10 days ago. I have on-off discomfort in my chest/throat. Might be stuck?

Yes indeed: A chicken bone lodged in the wall of the esophagus can do just that -- and eventually pierce the wall to cause even more troubles. Perhaps it's time for endoscopy. I'm glad you asked. ...Read more

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Hello, so the other day I was eating a piece of meat. One of the edges was burned so when I swallowed the meat, I felt it scratch the inside of my throat. Now it's painful to swallow solid foods such as chicken or chips. It's been 4 days since the inciden

Hello, so the other day I was eating a piece of meat. One of the edges was burned so when I swallowed the meat, I felt it scratch the inside of my throat. Now it's painful to swallow solid foods such as chicken or chips. It's been 4 days since the inciden

Globus: This is a foreign body sensation. The meat scratched your throat and created this problem. It may take a week to really feel better. You may need to start with liquids, progress to soft foods for a few days. If it persists, see an ENT for a fiberoptic laryngoscopy to fully assess things. ...Read more

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Does instant chicken ramen soup help sore throat?

Does instant chicken ramen soup help sore throat?

It can: Any warm salty water can soothe a sore throat. It doesn't specifically have to be Ramen Noodles. I would recommend a low sodium soup for the dull pain. Throat lozenges can assist as well. If the sore throat persists after conservative management with analgesics and soothing mechanisms seek further assistance for the cause and possible need for further medical management ...Read more

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I accidentally swallow a small round chicken bone in my rice bowl which I did not see and then my throat hurts a little. What will happens to me?

I accidentally swallow a small round chicken bone in my rice bowl which I did not see and then my throat hurts a little. What will happens to me?

Bowel movement: The chicken bone may have scratched your throat, but usually does not do much more than that. If your throat pain does not improve within the next day, or you have a foul odor from your breath, then you should consider seeing a doctor to examine the scratch further. You will likely pass the chicken bone in your stool. ...Read more

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Hello...we spoke yesterday....last night I had bad pain in my throat area and upper stomach area...took pepcid and it helped after about 30 mins...I did have chicken cutlets and cauliflower for dinner about 3 hours prior. Could it be gallbladder related?

Hello...we spoke yesterday....last night I had bad pain in my throat area and upper stomach area...took pepcid and it helped after about 30 mins...I did have chicken cutlets and cauliflower for dinner about 3 hours prior. Could it be gallbladder related?

Maybe: It's really a bit more of a complex issue than can be sorted out in a short answer forum like this. Gallbladder pain however typically does not include the throat. If you're still concerned, you should visit your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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For 5 days had sore throat now 2 days witb rash on arm that burns? What could it be? I did have chicken poxs as a child if that's any help!

For 5 days had sore throat now 2 days witb rash on arm that burns? What could it be? I did have chicken poxs as a child if that's any help!

Rash: You may be having a strep throat infection or viral infection with a rash. You should see your doctor to rule out strep infection and treat you as necessary. You may be infectious so be careful. ...Read more

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6th day of fever with chill (103 C)3rd day of increasing rashes covering head2foot and in mouth/throat. Was exposed to chicken pox 2weeks ago. What to do?

6th day of fever with chill (103 C)3rd day of increasing rashes covering head2foot and in mouth/throat. Was exposed to chicken pox 2weeks ago. What to do?

Get Medical check up: You need to see a doctor who could examine you and run some blood tests to determine the cause of your illness. It could be a serious virus infection or something else. Without a medical check we can not be sure about your diagnosis or offer you any treatment. ...Read more

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I swallowed a chicken wing bone and went to ER yesterday. It wasn't in my throat but will my stomach digest it. I feel bloated and am concerned?

I swallowed a chicken wing bone and went to ER yesterday. It wasn't in my throat but will my stomach digest it. I feel bloated and am concerned?

Gen not a prob: These are really rare to do anything bad. If it was, there would be progressive ballooning up of the abdomen and difficulty having normal bowel movements (obstruction) or irritaiton or puncturing from the bone (bleeding in stool with redness or black tarry stools). ...Read more

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My father choked on a small chicken bone tonight & started retching and coughing up blood. I think he cut his throat. How can he relieve the soreness?

My father choked on a small chicken bone tonight & started retching and coughing up blood. I think he cut his throat. How can he relieve the soreness?

Chicken none: He probably needs to be checked out asap. He might be at choking risk from any retained food material and may have to be examined for the extent of his injury. ...Read more

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I developed pain in my chest, throat, jaws, and head about a week or so ago. I got a flu vaccination around that time and I also choked on a piece of fried chicken. I can't shake the headache and I am really fatigued. No fever. I have BP issues, but

I developed pain in my chest, throat, jaws, and head about a week or so ago. I got a flu vaccination around that time and I also choked on a piece of fried chicken. I can't shake the headache and I am really fatigued. No fever. I have BP issues, but

See your doctor ASAP: The other events notwithstanding, what you described is strongly suggestive of heart disease. Please see your doctor asap for a proper evaluation. This is not an issue for self diagnosis. ...Read more