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What is the treatment for inhaled foreign body?

What is the treatment for inhaled foreign body?

Depends: It depends on the shape size and characteristics of the foreign body. We try to retrieve it with a procedure called bronchoscopy where we can reach down and grasp it. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Inhaled Foreign Body (Definition)

Aspirated foreign body is a term for the inhalation of an object which becomes trapped in the respiratory tract, and may cause choking or may stop a ...Read more


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Can you have inhaled foreign body without having symptoms of choking?

Can you have inhaled foreign body without having symptoms of  choking?

Yes - smaller FB: Smaller foreign bodies can sometimes be aspirated (especially by children) with minimal symptoms at the time of aspiration - like a brief coughing fit while eating. I've personally seen cases in children with aspiration of peanut fragments, watermelon seeds etc. Which were causing chronic cough & wheezing but no choking episode was recollected by parents. These were diagnosed on bronchoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for corneal foreign body?

What is the treatment for corneal foreign body?

Depends: Some corneal foreign bodies can be flushed out with eye wash. Others require surgical removal in either the office or hospital setting. After the foreign body is removed, pain control and protection from infection are needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for foreign body in a wound?

Depends: The wound will be evaluated for position of the entry site, risk to underlying structures, risk of infection (you may need to renew your tetanus shot), and size and structures of the wound. This may require flush, antisepsis, sutures and proper bandaging. This can be done in an er or with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My biopsy report say , show foreign body & langhans type multinucleated gaint cells.-ve for malignancy, zn stain -ve fr acid fast bacilli.Wat treatment?

What is being: Described is something called a "granuloma" which may be a reaction to and infection, or a strange reaction called "sarcoid" . While not specific, it is not showing cancer. ...Read more

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How to prevent foreign body inhalation in cases of nasal foreign body . ?

How to prevent foreign body inhalation in cases of nasal foreign body . ?

Nasal foreign body: Assuming you have a foreign body in the nose, the foremost strategy would be to remove the foreign body. Your nose will be much happier that way, too. If the foreign body can't be taken out right away, avoid sleeping on your back, breath with your mouth open and expedite getting it out. Removal of nasal foreign bodies is typically not something that should wait...Not even longer than a day. ...Read more

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Is there a risk of inhaling foreign body accidentally through the nose into the lungs ?

Is there a risk of inhaling foreign body accidentally through the nose into the lungs ?

Yes: The nose is connected to the lungs by the trachea, so there is a risk of aspirating a foreign body from the nose into the lungs. Signs of foreign body aspiration include sudden choking, breathing difficulty, coughing and wheezing. If you suspect your child of aspirating a foreign body, call your doctor right away. This could be a life-threatening condition. ...Read more

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How long does bad breath associated with nasal foreign body last?

How long does bad breath associated with nasal foreign body last?

Very short-lived : It should not last very long after removal, unless you've developed a sinus infection from it. Try a neti-pot or sinus rinses twice a day for 3 days, if not gone by then go see a nose and sinus specialist. ...Read more

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Foreign Body (Definition)

Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in ...Read more