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Feeling of some thing struck in throat. What should I do?

Jan 2013
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i swallowed a halls cough drop down my wind pipe about a week ago and i feel it in my throat. what should i do?
Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Mayank Bhargava 1 hour later
Welcome to XXXXXXX forum.

Let me know your symptoms in detail.
Do you have choking sensation/ cough/ difficulty in swallowing right now?
Did you get cough at the time of taking halls cough drop?

As such there is no possibility of impaction of cough drop in throat.
Because it is liquid in consistency and if entered in wind pipe, then cough reflex helps in spitting it out.
You should consult with XXXXXXX medicine specialist and chest physician simultaneously.
You should go for chest x XXXXXXX to rule out any lung disease.
Although there is least possibility, still you should also go for bronchoscopy (endoscopic evaluation of wind pipe) & endoscopy to rule out impacted foreign body.
This is the only way by which any suspicion could be clarify.
Hope that helps.
Let me know if I can address any more concerns.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava

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