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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for tear in epiglottis

Hi Thanks! I have a tear in my epiglottis because of heavy heaving when I vomitted repeatedly three days ago. I swallowed a camera and the doctor detected the tear. He was worried that I might start bleeding due to the tear. Fortunately it did not happen. I was discharged from hospital without any instructions and given Altosec tablets and told to go back to the doctor in a months time. What can I do to prevent any further damage and to speed up healing.
Wed, 21 May 2014
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Your Doctor must have given you the best medicines.
Tear of the epiglottis is the rarest of the problems , never seen.
The diagnosis must be something else.
Well, take care to avoid too cold/ too hot foods and beverages.
Be on liquid diet.
The healing in this region is pretty fast , heals within days.
Please confirm the diagnosis ..
Or take a second opinion.
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