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What Would Happen If You Swallow A Hair And It Went Down The Wrong Way
I've been using Flonase and it keeps going down my throat. I tilt my head back a little when I use it. Am I doing it wrong? Is it ok to swallow?
If I turn my head to the right and swallow hard I feel a quick sharp nerve pain down the side of my neck.
Yes, TheJigIsNatural: Well, that makes sense. If I put any area of my body into a rather un-natural position to then perform a natural function, I'm bound to feel something weird. Like if I touched my left foot to my right ear and then try to dance the jig. Especially in the neck. Lots of nerves and little muscles that need coordination to accomplish a swallow. So, unless you are watching a tennis match, just eat normally ...Read more
My baby fell down the bed on his head. And a small swallow appeared on his head. But he didn't sleep or vomit. Is it dangerous? What should I do plz help
Fall in child: The criteria to look for is what type of floor, tile/ marble-stone, or carpet, how far was the fall 6 inches or > 30 inches, how old is child. How is child behaving normal or sleepy. Was there loss of consciousness- even for a second? I am not sure what "swallow" is, if a depression in the skull definitely check it out. I recommend checking out the child in ER/urgent care to be sure ...Read more
While I swallow my saliva, for the past 2 months there is a clicking sound or somewhat like that. Especially when I put my head down (look down)pls help?
Could be TMJ/TMD: Any other symptoms- ears, etc. If this continues, I would first see an ENT dr. ...Read more
I have neck pain down right side of neck when I tilt my head to the left and pain bottom right side of neck when I turn head to the right and swallow?
Many strap muscles:
First, if this has been going on for a while, it needs to be looked at by your doctor.
Do a google search of neck muscle anatomy (look for photos) and try to figure out which of the strap muscles is in the location of your pain. There are several layers of muscles so you may need to study a few different diagrams. See if palpating and stretching a specific muscle helps or aggravates your pain. ...Read more
Right ear hearing muffled if I swallow or yawn. Tipping head temp relieves, upside down head causes click above ear and most effective. Click hurts.
Feel like there's a knot in my throat. Somewhat diff. To swallow. Feels funny when I turn my head or point it downward. Pressure what is this? How fix?
Globus: One of the more common problems that cause these symptoms is reflux that is getting to the voice box, called laryngopharyngeal reflux, also known as silent reflux. Oftentimes, patients will have hoarseness of the voice, too. Usually, you won't have heartburn. Best treatment is a proton pump inhibitor, like omeprazole, but at a slightly higher dose than you would treat gerd. ...Read more
My left side of my throat hurts really bad. It don't hurt when I swallow just when I move or lay down or turn my head as well what can it be?
Schedule appointment: Schedule a visit with your primary care provider. ...Read more
My throat has been bothering me the past days, like it kinda hurts to swallow also if I just press my head down towards my chest I feel pain or pressu?
Sore Throat: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have Strep Throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: Mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Can gargle with Aloe Vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
Always get bad headaches when I lie down -going on for 10 yrs. Also pain when I press on head. Worried it's a brain tumour. Ears click when I swallow.
Pain down right side of windpipe that gets worse as day goes on. No sore throat but feel pain if swallow when head is turned to left what could cause?
7 year old. Sever throat pain when swallowing. Skin hurts when touched. Gets head ache when looks up or down. Same as above.?
Go to ER.: Go to the er now. These symptoms may be caused by a severe infection. Good luck! ...Read more
23, smoking for 7mths. Whenever I swallow with my head down, right side of throat hurts. Pain feels lumpy/muscular. Possible throat cancer?
No: First of all, WHY are you swallowing with your head down?? Not a good practice and can lead to aspirating and coughing. Pain cannot feel lumpy or muscular so I really don't understand what you mean. Nobody can tell what you have without looking into your throat. It could be an infection, swollen glands or many things, but 7 months of smoking cannot cause cancer. See your doctor for exam/referral ...Read more
Pain in my throat when I take a deep breath or swallow. Lower throat than sore throat pain is normally. No pain swallowing if I tilt my head down.
Throat discomfort: Sounds like your discomfort is positional. Being that the neck is flexible, with the head tilted back, the throat narrows/compresses & can cause the symptoms. When in normal position, the throat opens back up and the symptoms resolve. If they happen in normal position & associated with fevers, nasal congestion, coughing, post-nasal drip, see your doc for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Can anxiety cause ms symptoms? Have mri of head and neck. Everrthfjne. Still blurred vision abnormal sensation all over body. Off balance. Difficultly swallowing. Hard to control urine. Sore muscles. Shock of pain when I look down running from neck to han
I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?
Can be: If you have a compulsion to eat your hair you may have trichophagia which is essentially a compulsive behavioral disorder. If consumed alot you could develop a bezoar which is essentially a ball of hair that can obstruct your intestines or stomach. You may want to talk to your family doctor if this is the case. ...Read more
Do you have to do anything if a child that swallows a spoonful of hair shampoo and/or conditioner?
I just swallowed a hair rubber band and I'm really scared. I also unsuccessfully tried to cough and throw it up. Am I going to be okay?
You will be fine: Take a deep breath and relax. If all you swallowed was a rubber band then your body will just pass it right through. Just think of it as a big piece of calamari. ...Read more
My 5 month old baby swallowed a small piece of hair (my husband moustache) will it be a problem? What can I do? Am.already worried Pls help
Relax: This to shall pass. Prepare for other strange items. It seems babies/toddlers use their sense of taste as part of exploring their world. The main items I worry about are drugs/button batteries and small magnets. Keep these away from baby and life will be easier. ...Read more
Been eating hair snc 14 yrs n got no issues with digestion. I chew hair t small pieces b4 swallowing it, would this still lead to trichobezoar?
Maybe. It could. More importantly, eating hair all of the time, no matter how finely you chew it, can lead to poorer absorption of other things you are putting into your body, like food and medication.
Bezoars, even trichobezoars are rare. Depressed, anxious people who worry about the wrong things and need to relax, take a deep breath, and focus on the important stuff are all over.
Be well :). ...Read more
I dyed my hair, while rising it out in the shower I swallowed a little of it. Burnt my throat a little but ok now. Am I ok other then being embarrassed?
Probably ok, but: You can call poison control and talk to them and they can give you the best information. Have the box or bottle with you, so you can give them the exact ingredients. ...Read more
I feel and see bumps on the back and sides of my tounge and they feel like hair. Plus I keep choking and gagging. I feel it when I swallow too. Help.
Go see dentist: You should really get to a dentist and get checked out, but could just be bumps on your tongue called papillae that have taste buds all over them. These are normal, but can get hairy projections if you don't keep your tongue clean. Just brush your tongue and that should help get rid of it. Still, since you are choking and gagging, you should get into dentist to be checked out. Take care! ...Read more
I swallowed a pill of hydrocodone and made myself throw up after. Will I be okay for this hair test tomorrow?
The problem I have started today this morning when I swallow it feels like if I have hair or something stuck in it and when I cough I spit out saliva.
I have hair growth vitamins but they came in a capsule and I'm having trouble swallowing them is it safe to open it and drink it with water?
Best to ask pharmacy: In many cases opening a capsule to extract medication which is either in pellet/sprinkle form, or liquid gel does not affect the medication adversely. However, the purpose they are placed into capsules or enterically coated tablets, etc. Is so they can be protected from stomach acid, other drugs, or dissolve slowly and be absorbed over time in the gut. Best to check with pharmacist. ...Read more
My 17 month old swallowed a hair tie and is now refusing to eat but I got her to drink some water. What should I do? She has been acting fussy and burping/farting a lot
You: You should take her in to the emergency room for swallowing the hair tie. They may need to do an x-ray to see where the tie is - if it is stuck in her throat, windpipe or esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach), then they will need to remove it as soon as possible. Even if the object is lodged in her throat, many kids can drink and even eat around it, so being able to eat/drink isn't a good text to see where it is stuck. ...Read more
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