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Food stuck in epiglottis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello something got stuck in my epiglottis and doctor scoop camera he could not find it.what i am thinking it is garlic because i had fresh garlic because of my cholesterol so i did not chew garlic because of it is smell so i cut it like a small tablet and swallow it now it is stuck in there for two weeks.what should i please help me.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   did u read the above
Doctor :   Have you consulted an ENT or primary for this ?
User :   yes
User :   i went to emergecny throat doctor
Doctor :   Could they spot it with the help of a laryngo scope ?
User :   no
User :   they said we cant find anything
User :   but it is been push alittle down
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have difficulty in swallowing ?
User :   no but when i eat i dont feel anything
User :   when i dont eat i feel somthing in there
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   i would say that usually if food stuck in throat itis visible in laryngo scope
User :   so what is it
User :   i feel it moving around
Doctor :   Have they done a hamelick manouvre ?
User :   what is that
User :   i was in sleep
User :   idont know anything
User :   all i know is they give picture of my thorat
Doctor :   oK.
Doctor :   Could you please give me the texted quote of the diagnosisi they made
Doctor :   I would know whether they did a laryngo scopy ?
User :   i dont have anything except the picture
Doctor :   ok i would suggest you to go to a primary or ent to do the following steps & protocols : User :   ok
User :   what steps
Doctor :   1. Please get a Hamelicks manouver done
User :   ok
User :   only that
Doctor :   2.It would rule out a food occlusion 3. A laryngoscopy would rule out any glands or tonsillitis ?
User :   ok
Doctor :   4. It can also be sometimes a small flaky growth which can cause it
User :   ok
Doctor :   As food lodged for so long would get infected by now .
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you get any strong foul smell ?
User :   no alittle
User :   when i put my finger in my throat
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   They will do a small video graphiic examination
User :   ok my time is running out i have one mins left
User :   ok i will do it
Doctor :   Did they do that in your previous test ?
User :   no
User :   i dont know
User :   as i said i was in sleep
Doctor :   No itis done when you are quite awake
User :   no
Doctor :   Please get this done
User :   ok
Doctor :   At a proper ENT
User :   i will thanks
User :   bye
Doctor :   Take care
User :   u too
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bue
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