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Cactus thorn stuck in the throat. Having slight discomfort. Anything can be done?

Yesterday I ate a cactus pear and I believe i have a tiny thorn stuck in the back of my mouth close toward my throat . I tried vinger, drinking water, hot tea, and eating bread. It is not causing any pain but I feel a slight discomfort like it is still in there. Again, nothing major. Is there anythign i should do? Or should i just wait to see what happens? IS there any real threat?
Asked On : Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

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It is very unusual for a soft thorn to get struck in the throat. It could be mild inflammation cause due to trauma while eating the fruit. You can wait and watch for a couple of days. Try drinking plenty of warm water. Even after that, if the throat discomfort persists, it is better to consult an ENT specialist for a thorough evaluation of the throat.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
Answered: Sat, 8 Sep 2012
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