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How can a lozenge stuck in the throat be removed?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2002

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Posted on Thu, 24 Jan 2019 in Accident and Emergency
Question: my husband swallowed a lozenge and it is stuck in his throat. He can breathe and talk. Should he just cough it out?
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 22 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Only monitor for now!

Detailed Answer:


As long as he can talk and breath, it isn't hypersalivation, it will eventually go down. Monitor only at this time. If he develops severe pain, breathing difficulties or is unable to swallow saliva, seek immediate medical care.

Hope I have answered your query.

I wish your husband well.

Dr. Ivo Ditah
Internal Medicine Specialist
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