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How to get piece of food out that is stuck in stomach?

How to get piece of food out that is stuck in stomach?

Stuck food: If food is truly stuck in your stomach or esophagus, you may need upper GI endoscopy to remove it. Please see your physician or a gastroenterologist. If in intense pain or having other symptoms, go to an er. ...Read more

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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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How can you get rid of the feeling of food stuck in your throat? Feels like it wants to come back up?

How can you get rid of the feeling of food stuck in your throat? Feels like it wants to come back up?

ENT doc: Unusual symptom. You may have some anatomical abnormality. You may have a swallowing idsorder of esophagus See ENt doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to bed with food stuck in your throat?

Is it safe to go to bed with food stuck in your throat?

Stuck food: Hello. It is not a good idea to go to bed with food stuck in your throat. The food could mobilize and enter your trachea or windpipe as you sleep. This is called aspiration. If this happens, you could die. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of mucus stuck in your throat?

How do you get rid of mucus stuck in your throat?

Hydrate well &: Gargle. Saltwater gargles are very helpful. Mix a teaspoon of salt in 8 oz of warm water – gargle with this several times a day. You can gargle with aloe vera juice a couple of times per day. A mixture of chamomile tea with honey & a small amount of lemon juice is good. ...Read more

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I feel like food is stuck in my throat how long does it take for your food to get to your stomach?

I feel like food is  stuck in my throat how long does it take for your food to get to your stomach?

Seconds once start..: To swallow. Problems can occur in the mouth, throat, and in esophagus; can range from neuro causes to muscular incoordination., other. ...Read more

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Food stuck in my throat and i can't get it out! help what to do?

Food stuck in my throat and i can't get it out! help what to do?

PlLEASE GO TO ER: You need to be seen as soon as possible as this is very uncomfortable & possibly dangerous. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to get food out of my new braces?

Can you suggest how to get food out of my new braces?

Carefully: You don't want to dislodge the braces. First of all, avoid hard, sticky, chewy foods like the plague. Brush 2x/day for 2 full minutes by the clock. Clean between teeth daily w floss, inter proximal brush, or my favorite--water pik. Ask your qualified orthodontic specialist for list of foods to avoid (for example, bagels break braces) and for the best cleaning regimen. ...Read more

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To cure a strep throat do you have to throw up to get rid of it or can you just blow it all out your nose?

To cure a strep throat do you have to throw up to get rid of it or can you just blow it all out your nose?

IF indeed a strep: Throat , you cannot throw it up or blow it out. You need antibiotics to treat it if bacterial, and supportive treatment if viral in nature. Consult with your doctor for treatment and not get so sick to end up in the hospital ! ...Read more

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Difficulty swallowing pills they get stuck in throat need to get food after swallow them to get them down what could be cause? I have hypo thyroid.

Difficulty swallowing pills they get stuck in throat need to get food after swallow them to get them down what could be cause? I have hypo thyroid.

Dysphagia: Dysphagia is distinguished as "transfer dysphagia" (problem moving food from mouth to top of esophagus) versus "transit dysphagia" (problem getting food down esophagus ; into stomach). Motility disorders, strictures, ulceration (pill-associated, viral), tumors, eosinophilic esophagitis, spasms, etc must all be ruled out. ...Read more

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How can I make food getting stuck in chest go away?

How can I make food getting stuck in chest go away?

Need evaluation: For this symptom, you really need a medical evaluation to make sure of what's going on. You could have simple reflux esophagitis, but if food is truly getting "stuck" in your esophagus, this could be more serious. Please don't delay seeing your primary care doctor. You may also need to see a gastroenterologist. Be well. ...Read more

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Can food get in your lungs hard to breath

Can food get in your lungs hard to breath

Yes, : Yes, this is a potentially serious situation as it can lead to obstructed breathing and significant infections. The fact that you are having difficulty breathing warrants a visit to an emergency department to rule out airway obstruction. ...Read more

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What would be a way to get something out of your throat when it's stuck?

Foreign body: When something is stuck in your throat, it is often an emergency. The first thing to consider is the persons breathing. If breathing is okay, we look at the swallowing tube or esophagus. If there is something in the esophagus, it may not be life threatening, but it could get that way. Go to your nearest emergency room and get evaluated. You may need a procedure to get that "something" removed. ...Read more

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How far must you have to stick your fingers in your throat to make yourself vomit?

How far must you have to stick your fingers in your throat to make yourself vomit?

Everyone different: Some people can look at their fingers and vomit. Others can tickle their uvula without any response. Best way is to try it and see. ...Read more

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How to get tobacco out of your saliva in hours?

How to get tobacco out of your saliva in hours?

You can't: The most common saliva test measures a chemical in tobacco (cotinine), which can hang around for up to a week. There are more sophisticated tests that can measure tobacco chemicals for a longer period. ...Read more

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How to get a stuck contact out of my eye?

How to get a stuck contact out of my eye?

Wash it out: With a flood of artificial tears. If this does not work, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to eat with infected teeth? Going to dentist, but gotta eat in the meantime. Will the bacteria get in my stomach from eating?

How dangerous is it to eat with infected teeth? Going to dentist, but gotta eat in the meantime. Will the bacteria get in my stomach from eating?

Bacteria: The bacteria from your infected teeth can be present in your saliva, your jawbone, and eventually your bloodstream. Worry more about seeing your dentist ASAP for treatment than bacteria getting into your stomach. Bacteria get into your stomach all the time, it's not sterile by any means. ...Read more

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Is a loose cough enough or do you need to spit out the flem to rid our lungs of fluid? I can't get the flem out.

Is a loose cough enough or do you need to spit out the flem to rid our lungs of fluid? I can't get the flem out.

Clearing: Your lungs is good, expectorating perhaps best, but what you don't you swallow. Thick, tenacious mucus can clog and cling to bronchi, and ultimately if successful, block them leading to pneumonia or lobar collapse. Expectorants help liquefy and loosen. Vigorous cooughing can hurt and even fracture your ribs. But, better than pneumomia. ...Read more

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What can I do to digest food quicker, and get it out of my stomach?

What can I do to digest food quicker, and get it out of my stomach?

Small meals: It is not feasible to hasten the digestion nor is it desirable to empty the stomach faster. Having small meals may help. ...Read more

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How to remove food stuck in the epiglottis?

How to remove food stuck in the epiglottis?

Self cleaning: If you have a feeling of food stuck in the epiglottis, it is likely something other than food. Epiglottis would clean itself by inducing cough and swallowing. If the feeling persists, please see your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes canker sores in your mouth and how do you get rid of them?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes canker sores in your mouth and how do you get rid of them?

Ulcers: No real definitive know cause. Individuals vary in their factors that seem to trigger the onset, which may include nutritional deficiencies, local trauma, stress, hormonal influences, allergies, a genetic predisposition and other factors. They will completely heal w/o a scar in most cases and the treatment of them is usually just an issue of pain management. ...Read more

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