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Swallow Foreign Bodies
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What happens?: Nothing.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
I can see my epiglottis from few days and it is causing a sensation of like foreign body and t is not causing me a swallowing problem!
Time to: Time to see a physician to examine you and discuss your issue. We can't either diagnose or treat you over the internet. Wouldn't that be amazing? ...Read more
Depending on the: product it could be harmless or toxic if swallowed. The American Association of Poison Control Centers can be helpful 24/7. They can be reached at (800) 222-1222. Be prepared to provide them with name of specific product used. ...Read more
Three choices.: Three choices. First, the immune system generates a significant enouch immune response to kill them with their chemicals. If insufficient they can learn to live with us as a parasite feeding off of us. Or third they can actively go on to cause active invasion of tissues and organs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You should be fine: There is a lot of room for things to pass through our digestive tract, including cherry pits. Once it gets through your esophagus (that takes only a few minutes) it should pas through without noticing it. Well, maybe you will notice it in your stool. From mouth to toilet depends on how fast your digestion is but usually 8-24 hours is about right. ...Read more
What will happen if I accidently swallowed a piece of a plastic wrapper from a popsicle? How do I know that it is in my body system? Please help.
Watch for symptoms: When you swallow something that is small usually the body gets rid of it in your stools. However, if the object is significantly large it might cause intestinal obstruction which requires immediate evaluation. You might present with abdominal pain and difficulty passing stools. If you are presenting symptoms please consider going to the ED. ...Read more
What would happen to your body if you swallow 5-7 pills of advilpm? It is for my friend i'm worried. I heard you'd just gain some weight? Please help.
So i heard that if you have a cut and you swallow your blood that your body can use it again is this true?
Digested: It would be digested and some parts of it could be used to make other things. But, swallowing too much blood has a bad effect on the body. ...Read more
As a child I used to swallow toothpaste instead of rinsing it out. Would it have done any damaged to my body?
I heard barium swallows can be dangerous and cause shock to the body among other things. Anyone ever have this test done?
Simple safe test: The main discomfort form a barium swallow is having to drink the contrast (barium sulfate) for visualization of structures. The modified barium swallow is used to evaluate swallowing. The main side effect you can get is constipation. The only people at risk for problems are those that have a severe swallowing problem if a significant amount of barium goes to the lungs. ...Read more
Hello. I got a problem right, my skin got ichy in one area of my body and red after and scratching it, and swallowed like lots of mosquitos bites.
Allergic Reaction: If it is a local reaction , something may have bit you and you developed local allergic reaction. Antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually helps. If it is just a small local area and no other symptoms . You may use topical pint of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) . Otherwise may take a pill. However if this is spreading and you are having other symptoms , immediately seek medical care. ...Read more
Two days ago, I swallowed a small piece of plastic which was broken from a fork I was using. Would it be harmful to my body? Would it get digested?
It could be: Harmful, as if it was sharp, it could have damaged your intestinal tract ranging from your esophagus all the way to your colon. But if it was a very small piece, more than likely it became encapsulated by your stool and at this point, you've likely already pooped it out. You can't digest plastic. At this point, you need to monitor for abdominal pain. If you develop pain reach out to your doc. ...Read more
Swallowed Leeches: Swallowed leeches, while not a suggested meal, will be digested like most other foods. I have read comments like "they will hook on". This is extremely unlikely. The acid in your stomach should do the job of digesting them. If you start to experience recurrent abdominal pains, go see you doctor. ...Read more
Should pass: This object is small enough so it shouldn't get caught up in the gastrointestinal tract. I would expect passage rectally within a few days. Contact a physician if you experience discomfort in the chest or abdomen. Obviously the bb bypassed the respiratory tract. ...Read more
What to do if my boyfriend swallowed some dove body lotion in his sleep, please help. What are symptoms?
CallPoisonControl: How can he swallow body lotion in his sleep.It seems unlikely that a person could swallow body lotion in his sleep.If he woke up from sleep and swallwed the lotion by mistake.Depending on the amount.Call your neares poision control center or go to the nearest ER.The contents of the lotion will be on the bottle ...Read more
When you accidentally swallowed eggs of cockroaches will it hatch or still be alive inside your body?Please help
No: Your stomach acid will kill it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Been on doxyclycine for 8 days twice a day I have two more days left and every time i swallow the pill i feel like my body is rejecting it?
Finish antibiotic: Your mind is just making yu think your body is rejecting it. ...Read more
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