Sometimes, while eating a fish meal, fish thorns are swallowed by mistake. This may lead to a medical emergency and the victim may suffer from severe pain and discomfort. Due to the sharp edges of the thorns and the different shapes or textures, they are more likely to get stuck in the throat than other foods.
By Dr Kanwal Rae
If a thorn gets stuck in the throat, it can be a very painful and frightening experience. But the good news is that there are many common ways to get rid of a fishhook stuck in the throat. If a fishhook gets stuck in the throat, the following symptoms may occur, whether it is felt or not. Tingling or tingling sensation in the throat, sore throat or neck, cough and difficulty in swallowing or swallowing and bleeding.
Here are some suggestions to handle the issue.
It may sound odd! But a big, soft sticky marshmallow may help to get the thorns out of the throat. For this, chew the marshmallow till it becomes soft and then swallow it, its stickiness will pull the fork with it and bring it to the stomach.
Olive oil is a natural lubricant. If the fishhook is stuck in the throat, try swallowing one or two tablespoons of olive oil. This oil will form a coating on the sides of the throat and the fork, making it easier to swallow and pass it into the stomach or cough.
Most fishhooks get stuck around the tonsils in the back of the throat, forcing a few coughs that can be enough to move them out of place.
Like marshmallows, bananas can help get a sore throat into the stomach.
Keep a large portion of the banana in your mouth for at least a minute, which will collect some amount of burning saliva and then swallow it to get relief.
Double bread and water
Dip one loaf of bread in water for one minute, then swallow a large bite of it whole.
Double bread and peanut butter
Double bread with peanut butter can do the job of getting fish hooks into the stomach.
For this purpose, take a large bite of bread and peanut butter and put it in your mouth for a while so that it can collect moisture and then swallow it, making sure that you have water.
For years, cola and other carbonated beverages have been used by some medical experts to get food stuck in the throat. When soda enters the stomach it releases gases, which help to break the fork and create enough pressure to move it out of place.
Vinegar is very acidic and drinking it can also help dissolve fishhooks, making them softer and easier to swallow. For this purpose, mix 2 tablespoons of vinegar in a cup of water or drink one tablespoon of vinegar directly. In this regard, apple cider vinegar is a better option that does not taste too bad, especially with honey.
Visit a doctor
Sometimes a fishhook does not move hence in this case immediate consultation with a medical doctor is a must