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Piece Of Plastic Wrapper Stuck In Throat
Are fumes from melted plastic toxic? Someone left a glass container with plastic lid in the oven. The plastic mostly melted and stunk up the house.
Will stomach acid dissolve a plastic ziplock type pouch? He accidentally swallowed the tiny plastic bag of candy that was meant to decorate a cookie.
Likely not: The bag is not that easily digested but a small one may well pass through without causing any obstruction. Need to take him to the ER if he starts vomiting and complains of severe abdominal cramps. ...Read more
I touched a piece of plastic paper that had contained raw meat. I threw the plastic away and put fingers in mouth. What's my risk of toxo?
Food: Humans touch raw meat all the time. They wash the meat; they prepare the meal. One just washes their hands when this happens with soap and water. ...Read more
Anything or nothing : Plastic in the airway can be life threatening and requires urgent evaluation by a specialist. It's not safe to "wait and see". There aren't always symptoms. If symptoms are to be present, they can include cough, shortness of breath, voice change, fever, asthma-like attack, pneumonia-type picture or respiratory distress. ...Read more
Stomach acid/lego: A plastic lego will not usually dissolve in stomach acid. If you swallowed a small lego and it did not choke you, then it probably passed into the stomach. It most likely will pass through your intestines and appear in your poop. If it does get stuck, you will have problems. Discuss this with your parents. Check your poop. Tell your parents what happened and tell them if you are having pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just swallowed a piece of plastic, about a inch in size. It came from the plastic that surrounds a tube of cookie dough. Should I be concerned?
Irritation: Need to see your otolaryngologist for examination of your throat. ...Read more
I accidentally ate a really small, tiny piece of tin foil with the food I cooked in the oven, will it be digested okay?
Unlikely to harm: A small piece of foil should pass through the stomach and intestines un digested. It is unlikely to cause any problems. See your doctor if you develop any symptoms. ...Read more
Melted the absorbtion layer of a pack of beef into a chili for 20 mins. Found torn portions of the plastic in the food after eating. What should I do?
No: It will likely never rust away. It needs to be removed. ...Read more
Spit out tiny brownish, green covered solid rigid specks the size of strawberry seeds from the back of my throat. Bad breath smell. 17 not a smoker.
Tonsil calcification: Sometimes when your tonsils become inflamed they produce small calcified excretions. The inflammation can be caused by a number of different things. Try gargling with warm salt water about 1 tbsp to 8 oz of water. It's best to see your doctor so that they can have a look in the back of your throat to make sure there isn't anything serious going on. ...Read more
Look down throat towards the epiglottis,a lot of white spots gathered in throat. nosymptoms, except feeling something stuck in throat.causes? anxious.
Coughed up a piece of bloody tissue with vessels in it. (The size of a large grape) Pain in ribs with exhalation and sore throat . Any thoughts?
Bloody tissue: Yes - there are thoughts! Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility and they will carefully look after you. Some exams and/or labs would require the Emergency room team to speak to your doctor while you are there. Hope all goes well! ...Read more
Postnasal drip: most common reason why there is phlegm in the back of the throat is mucus coming from the nasal area (postnasal drip) that is thick and dries up. Steam inhalation will help get this up and clear the nasal-throat passageway ...Read more
Feeling of food getting stuck in my throat. Can the ENT check for cancer with fiberoptic cameras?
Uncomfortable to swallow, feels like pill stuck in back of throat. Can clearly see epiglottis in back of throat sticking up. More saliva than normal.
Uvula not epiglottis: You may see your uvula but it is difficult to see epiglottis. You have pain with swallowing. Feels like something in your throat. I would recommend drinking lots of fluids. Get rest. It may be allergies and post nasal drip. See your doctor for pain after1 week or fevers and worsening. Hope you feel better ...Read more
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