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How Long Does Hoarseness Associated With Aspirated Foreign Body Last
Under anesthesia: People inhale tiny particles every day that never trigger the cough reflex. Things like the particulate of air pollution or smoke will often not trigger much of an effect.The lung eventually cleans these up over time. General anesthesia will remove the cough reflex while under, but you will not inhale a foreign body of any size without triggering cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When a person breathes, only air should enter and exit from the lung. If a person were to take a breath, and inhale an object that is not air, it would be considered a "foreign body." This could be a piece of food or inanimate object such as a toy or coin. Depending on the size, it can get lodged high in the trachea or deeper in the bronchial tubes and usually causes ...Read more
Inhaling object.: When a person breathes, only air should enter and exit from the lung. If a person were to take a breath, and inhale an object that is not air, it would be considered a "foreign body." This could be a piece of food or inanimate object such as a toy or coin. Depending on the size, it can get lodged high in the trachea or deeper in the bronchial tubes and usually causes an immediate spasm cough. ...Read more
Aspiration: Depending on what was aspirated, symptoms can start almost immediately. ...Read more
Foreign body sensation in eye when blinking, after chalazion surgery done. How long will it persist?
Heals rapidly: Chalazion removal is done from the inside of the lid using an inverting clamp. The inside opening can touch the eye with a sensation like a foreign object. This should rapidly disappear in a 1-3 day interval. If persistent after that, especially if the vision is affected, then see the ophthalmologist who did the surgery. ...Read more
My little one has had a red swollen eye for the last few days , only on the one side it is tearing quite frequently there is no puss is this possibly conjunctivitis or is it possible that there is a foreign body in the eye ? Thankyou x
A long, thin, sharp foreign body under the skin / in the soft tissues of the neck/throat region retained for several months. I consulted a doctor. Who sent me for an X-ray, which didn`t show anything. Subsequently, I also saw another doctor, who sent for
Right eyelid twitching started last Aug. and persisted for more than a month. Later on dry-eye symptoms such as foreign body sensation, grittiness and ocular pain both eyes. The grittiness got worse when I woke up at night, why? It is so irritating.
Common problem: Eyelid twitching (myokymia) is a common and largely unexplained problem. It usually goes away on its own but sometimes this takes 3-4 weeks. Dry eyes are common in middle aged women and sometimes are aggravated by incomplete lid closure at night. Try a bedtime dose of a gel eye drop like Systane Gel. This should help to keep eyes lubricated until AM. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wound foreign body: Even in a typical wound center seeing hundreds of patients each month, a wound with a foreign body is not a usual occurrence. Foreign bodies can be of three general varieties: human induced, as with stitches and staples left from surgery; accidental, as with gardening maladies; and exotic, as with cutis calcinosis, an abnormal healing process where the base of the wound calcifies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few days typically: After removal, a small corneal foreign body typically leaves behind a simple abrasion of the epithelium, the outer layer of the cornea. That part of the cornea heals quickly, and a small area of injury may heal in a matter of a day. Larger injuries will take longer, of course. ...Read more
If a foreign body of any sort was trapped under the skin, would I notice? Would there be some kind of response or reaction?
Maybe: Hi, Thank you for your question. Your body would usually create a barrier around the foreign object to prevent it from being absorbed into your body. You might have pain, swelling and redness in that area initially. Hope that helps..contact me if you have any other questions :-) Dr. M ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Not necesarily. Small foreign bodies can be pain free, like forgotten tampon, yet effects can be devastating. Any problem in the gyn area should prompt you see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Sand grain like irritation in both my eyes, though there is no foreign body in them. Makes me constantly rub my eyes.
Just wondering, how can foreign body objects (like coins) that are not sharp cause erosions or perforate the GI tract and other structures?
They usually: don't!!!!!!! (Unless they are "jammed in" eg impacted stool in the descending colon/rectum and this would be VERY unusual! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more
Gets removed: Most ocular foreign bodies are actually "on" the eye, not "in" the eye, and are removed in the office with eyedrop anesthesia. More rarely, a rapidly moving foreign object will penetrate the wall of the eye, cornea or sclera, and ends up inside. In almost all cases, this will need to be urgently removed with a surgical procedure. The prognosis for recovery depends on the nature of the injury. ...Read more
Best to have: Foreign body removed which often means a visit to the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) who can see if you damaged your cornea. They can also prescribe antibiotics as necessary. You can use cold water in the mean time to decrease pain and wash away the pain. But your eyesight is not something you could risk losing. Please see a doctor. ...Read more
If any foreign body starts to erode/pierce/penetrate intestinal wall, will there definitely be inflammation, & thus persistent pain /discomfort? How?
Yes: Absolutely. This may even become life threatening. Check with your doc! ...Read more
Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more
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