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I want to know my options for treating foreign body in respiratory tract?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice
7 doctors agree

In brief: REMOVE FB's

Any foreign body in 'the respiratory tract' probably should be removed.
Foreign bodies in the bronchi/trachea of the lungs can cause irritation, cough, infection and bronchoscopy by a pulmonologist is the best way to manage the problem. Foreign bodies in the nasal/sinus areas may be managed by primary care or ENT depending how accessible they are. I have removed tiny objects from toddler noses!

In brief: REMOVE FB's

Any foreign body in 'the respiratory tract' probably should be removed.
Foreign bodies in the bronchi/trachea of the lungs can cause irritation, cough, infection and bronchoscopy by a pulmonologist is the best way to manage the problem. Foreign bodies in the nasal/sinus areas may be managed by primary care or ENT depending how accessible they are. I have removed tiny objects from toddler noses!
Dr. Allen Seely
Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Remove it.

Most can and should be removed by bronchoscopy.
Rarely surgery is necessary.

In brief: Remove it.

Most can and should be removed by bronchoscopy.
Rarely surgery is necessary.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
Thank
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