What to do if a fish bone stuck in the throat

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River fish — delicious and healthy food, but because of the small sharp bones that are so easy to swallow, it can be very dangerous.

The website found several options in case you swallowed a fish bone and it got stuck in my throat.

Why is it dangerous? Besides the fact that the bone causes pain and the inconvenience, around it can become inflamed tissue. Also over time may experience swelling that complicate the search for the bones and can cause choking, especially in children. Therefore, it is better not to delay the removal of bone from the throat.

What not to do:




  • Don't knock on the back, the throat, don't do the Heimlich maneuver is further traumatize the mucosa.
  • Do not attempt to push the bone of solid food, or a crust of bread, as is sometimes advised to do — it can drive the bone deeper in the tissue or break it, then the bone will be harder to get.
Contact your doctor if:
  • The pain is difficult to endure, you feel suffocated or excreted blood.
  • Victim — the child.
  • Bone for several hours not budge.
  • You are not sure whether left bone the throat.
What to do:




  • Act calmly, without panic: the bone is too small to suddenly block breathing.
  • Cough very carefully, if the bone is superficially, it might help. If the pain increases, stop coughing.
  • If you have long tweezers (15-20 cm), remove the bone for them — it's likely to be in sight. Take a mirror and flashlight and inspect the throat, but better ask someone to do it.
  • Drink water. Don't worry about the stomachit will quickly digest bone, so it won't hurt him.
  • Swallow something soft that can grab the bone and to remove from the throat: banana, marshmallows, bread with peanut butter, cooked rice, mashed potatoes. It is important that the food was well-moistened with saliva, water or oil.
  • Drink some warmed vegetable oil, so the bone will be easier to slip out. Also, the oil coats the throat and helps reduce inflammation.
After bone removed:




  • Perhaps even after visiting the doctor you will feel that the bone still in place. Don't worry, it's temporary effect.
  • To get rid of this feeling, stand under a warm shower, this will help soothe the throat and relax the muscles.
  • Eat something soft and enveloping, for example oatmeal.
  • Gargle with any antiseptic to the wound in the throat not inflamed.
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