How to swallow pill stuck in throat? - Online Doctor Chats
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An hour ago swallowed fish oil pill
Pill stuck in throat
Are you able to swallow normal food and fluids?
Tried drinking hot wter
Tried eating small piece of bread tiny not sure if bread went down some came back up
I can definitely feel it
Do you mean the bread came back or did small particles of pill from the throat came back?
Pill is large gel capsule
That was an important piece of information.
Have you had similar issues in the past
where food or medicine get stuck?
Let me brief you now.
The outer shell of a capsule is made from substance that dissolve with oral and stomach secretions.
OK,sorry go on
If at all any particle is stuck I would expect it to get dissolved sooner.
but if at all some was stuck, it would induce an inflammatory response
that can take upto couple of days to resolve.
You may feel this irritation and difficult for couple of days more.
I would suggest that you try warm water gargles or even some throat lozenges to ease the discomfort.
I will not be extremely worried about this situation.
Should I try to eat normally
Prefer to eat a less spicy and soft food.
you should be doing the gargles atleast three or four times a day.
I am not very sure if the breathing difficulty was from this episode.
I can really feel it even when I push on my neck
So if you are feeling excessively breathless, perhaps you may get it checked by your doctor.
Breathing is fine just hurts
I understand. Most of my patients who had similar events had such symptoms.
But be assured it is going to go away.
OK, thank you
You may also add some antacids to keep your stomach acids low.
That adds to faster relief.
Is there anything else that I can assist you with?
I don't think so but thank you
You are welcome.
Wish you a speedy recovery.
Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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