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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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How can our immune system fight foreign bodies?

How can our immune system fight foreign bodies?

Complex: The immune system has many arms in fending off outside invades and cancer cells. The innate one is less specific or nonspecific , the acquired ones target specifically an agent. Then there are antibodies, killer cells. cytotoxic lymphocytes, complements etc .Our immune system is akin to our defense department using multiple tools to meet a specific threat. We are in trouble when it fails. ...Read more

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Symptoms of foreign object stuck in esophagus in non verbal toddler?

Symptoms of foreign object stuck in esophagus in non verbal toddler?

Can't swallow liquid: If the kid refuses to drink or spits up everything they take in including their own spit, they are likely retaining an object in the esophagus. If they drink fluids well but refuse solids, there might be something small but it is less likely.Normal robust eating & drinking means there is nothing there. ...Read more

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When person aspirated where do the foreign particles in the lungs go?

When person aspirated where do the foreign particles in the lungs go?

Into the lungs: The lungs are a dead end, meaning the only way in and out is through the trachea to the throat. Stuff that is aspirated goes into the lungs and cause reactions and infections. Hopefully, a person is healthy enough so that the natural upward flow of lung mucus can carry the stuff out (helped by coughing). Small amounts of water that are aspirated can be absorbed by the blood flowing in the lungs. ...Read more

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Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

Breathing Difficulty: Odd airway noises such as wheezing or high pitched stridors can suggest a foreign body in the airways. If the object is higher these sounds can be heard. If it is in the lower airways, no audible noises may be heard until inflammation occurs at which time one would expect fevers, cough and sputum production to also be present. It is wise to see your doctor get an xray to look. ...Read more

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When our mouth is closed does our uvula touches our tongue ?

When our mouth is closed does our uvula touches our tongue ?

Normaly not : In normal anatomical and physiological condition it is not supposed to touch the base of our tongue. Enlargement or swelling of the uvula is known as uvulitis, which can be caused by several factors: dehydration, infections, allergies, obstructive sleep apnea, etc. Uvulitis is not a serious medical condition, and most of the time it can be treated at home. ...Read more

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What kind of cells activate the immune system when foreign substances appear?

IgE bound to mast: cells, when exposed to foreign substance, "antigen" triggers the immune reaction cascade, just simply put ...Read more

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What happens when artificial colored and flavored food enters our bodies?

What happens when artificial colored and flavored food enters our bodies?

Broken down: Artificial coloring and flavoring is broken down just like any other chemical in the body. Your chemistry does not appreciate any difference between artificial or natural. It breaks down chemicals based upon their molecular structure. Fortunately, there is a limited vocabulary of chemical structures and the body does not have to maintain a million separate pathways for degradation. ...Read more

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Which do our bodies react to better, viruses or bacterial infections

Which do our bodies react to better, viruses or bacterial infections

Immune System: It is our immune system that really and equally impedes the advances of these pathogens, so make sure, your immune system is not compromised by alcohol, smoking, lack of sleep, improper diet, too much sugar intake, diabetes and so on. ...Read more

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Why our bodies get inflamed? Is it because there's some bacterias, fungus, mycoplasm or something like that inside our body?

Why our bodies get inflamed? Is it because there's some bacterias, fungus, mycoplasm or something like that inside our body?

Inflammation: This is a reaction to any irritant in the body. It need not come from the outside or be related to infection. It is a term which signifies a set of symptoms that include fever, redness, pain and tenderness, hardening or swelling of tissues and is caused by the release of chemicals from some cells that effect the behavior of other cells. ...Read more

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Does fibrotic tonsil lodge dead epithelial cells and food particles time to time forming yellow debris? Should worry?

Does fibrotic tonsil lodge dead epithelial cells and food particles time to time forming yellow debris? Should worry?

Tonsil stones: As the tonsils atrophy with age, the pits become deeper and can trap food particles (tonsil stones) occasionally and this can cause pain and even infection. Tonsil stones are not worrisome and can be managed by simple salt water gargling after meals to minimize debris from collecting. ...Read more

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Would object lodged in esophagus produce productive cough or dry cough?

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Neither: Object lodged in esophagus would not usually cause either type of cough, but more a choking sensation. If a cough is produced, i would imagine a dry cough, as there is no reason that sputum production would be increased. ...Read more

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How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

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

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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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Can you die from foreign body in a wound?

Yes: Infection anywhere can reach bloodstream and cause sepsis, multiple organ failure and ultimately death. ...Read more

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Metal taste in mouth ?

Metal taste in mouth
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Different things: The taste might be a symptom of gum disease. Even if you don't have gum problems, poor oral hygiene can affect taste. Be sure to brush your teeth carefully at least twice a day and use a tongue scraper to remove the bacteria and debris that can collect on your tongue. Dental work done in the past can break down and alter taste. Blood can also have a metallic taste. Some medications taste metallic. ...Read more

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How does removal of foreign object from throat work?

How does removal of foreign object from throat work?

It depends: If it is seen in the clinic under direct visualization, then it can be removed (even if you have a strong gag). However, if the ENT needs to use a mirror or an endoscope to visualize the object, then the procedure is more difficult. Provided you don't have a strong gag and you can relax enough, the ENT may be able to remove it in clinic. Otherwise, you will need to go to the or for removal. ...Read more