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Child has lung problem after swallowing peanut. What should we do?

yes doc my cousin who is 2 yr old have some lung problem before one month he swallow a piece of pea nut and this pea nut engage in his respiratory pipe and block the air passage to one lung now he is admitted in max hospital in DELHI from last 7 days one surgery is done successfully and pea nut is removed now he is on ventilator he is unable to breath itself because one lung is under problem than can u tell me sir what should we do?????????????my gmail add is YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Surgery 's  Response
Thank you for your query,
What surgery has your child been through? If it was an open surgery for removal then child may be on ventilators for prolonged periods as the child requires some time to require from the surgery. If just a scope was put in an the peanut was removed then it is likely the child has a hyper-reactive airway, which has been worsened by a foriegn body staying there for a long time. In any case you should consult your doctor for these details. But you should stop worrying. Hopefully your child will come out of ventilator pretty soon.
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Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
I appreciate your concern.
Relax your brother will be fine.
It takes some time for lungs to it depends upon extent of injury caused by foreign body,mode of treatment adopted to take foreign body.any underlying disease process.

Discuss all this with your treating doctor he will surely guide you.
Your brother will be off the ventilator soon
God bless,
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician, Neonatology Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth's  Response
If the problem is due to peanut alone,he should recover well after removing it.
If he is on ventilator,there may be some other problem like collapse of one lung.
please discuss with the treating doctor!Ask them your doubts.
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Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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