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Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: while taking a medicine tablet through mouth the tablet seems to get stuck at the back of neck and now seems in the ear passage . how to get rid of this tablet asap. It is paining like hell
Answered by Dr. Arnab Banerjee 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please don't delay any further and visit your nearest ER ASAP......

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX sai7 , Welcome to HCM,

I've gone through your query and understand your concern,

Unfortunately the tablet seems to be stuck quite deeply and at this point no manipulation to be done..

Please call for help and go to your nearest ER where they will take it out under scopy/visual guidance .. Don't delay anymore and rush to your nearest ER..

Please don't try to eat or drink anything as you can even choke by accidental aspiration .. Don't try to drive on our own , instead let your family member/ friend / neighbour/ room mate drive you to the ER..

Let me know how it goes.. Don't panic.. They might wanna keep you for some time under observation after the procedure..

Best Wishes

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