How to remove fishbone that accidentally gets stuck in your throat
Swallowing a fish bone is a common occurrence, especially for people who eat a lot of fish. Although fish bones are often small, oddly shaped, and sharp, the bones usually pass through the digestive tract without any problems. However, some people may end up with a fish bone stuck in their throat.
Fish bones can accidentally get stuck in the throat. This can be quite dangerous and, in some cases, fatal. In this article, we want to highlight some ways in which such unwanted fish bones can be removed from the throat.
Signs and symptoms
Having a fish bone stuck in the throat can cause a person to cough.
A person is likely to feel the fish bone as soon as it gets stuck. The cause of any discomfort is also likely to be immediately apparent.
In addition to general discomfort, there are several other possible symptoms of having a fish bone stuck in the throat, including:
- a stinging or tingling sensation in the throat
- pain when swallowing
- difficulty swallowing
- a feeling of fullness at the base of the neck
- a sharp pain where the bone has impacted the throat
- spitting up blood
When the herringbone is accidentally hooked in the throat, it can be removed at home or at a medical facility.
We want to discuss how they can be removed at home.
1. Coughing hard
According to today’s medical news, we can remove fish bones from the throat by forceful coughing.
2. Taking vinegar
Vinegar is very acidic. Taking vinegar can help break down the fish bone, making it softer and easier to swallow.
Another method that can help is to mix a little vinegar in water and drink it. Apple cider vinegar is a good option that doesn’t taste too bad, especially with honey.
3. Take some olive oil
You can also lubricate your throat and make it easier to remove the fish bone by taking a tablespoonful of olive oil.
4. Swallow a bite of banana
You can remove fish bones from your throat by swallowing a bite of banana. This can help the bone pass smoothly through the throat.
5. Swallow a large bite of bread with peanut butter
Another effective method of removing fish bones from the throat is to swallow a bite of bread with peanut butter. This method will make the throat slippery allowing the bone to pass through.
It may sound strange, but a marshmallow may be exactly what you need to get that bone out of your throat.
Chew the marshmallow just enough to soften it, and then swallow it in one big gulp. The sticky, sugary substance clings to the bone and carries it into your stomach.
For years, some health professionals have used cola and other carbonated beverages to treat those with food stuck in their throat.
When soda enters your stomach, it releases gases. These gases help disintegrate the bone and increase the pressure that can dislodge it.
When to see a doctor
Sometimes a fish bone may not come out on its own. In that case, consult a doctor immediately.
If the fish bone is stuck in your esophagus or elsewhere in your digestive tract, it can pose a real danger. It can cause a tear in your esophagus, an abscess, and, rarely, life-threatening complications.
See a doctor if your pain is severe or does not go away after a few days. Get immediate medical help if you experience any:
- chest pain
- excessive drooling
- an inability to eat or drink
Source:healthline.com, medicalnewstoday.com, nationaldailyng.com