Accidentally Swallowed A Drink Pack?
amu’alaikum,rnI want to ask what should I do if I accidentally swallow a Yakult aluminum foil wrapper, even though it’s small but I feel something is stuck and stuck in my throat and I have tried to vomit it by gargling with water, but it doesn’t work. managed to get out and still feel stuck. What I read from several articles that aluminum foil is harmful to the body, therefore I am very afraid.rnThanks in advance.
Hello, thanks for your question.
Aluminum foil is a common material for wrapping food when cooking or packing food. Some may think that aluminum foil is dangerous to use while others think this material is still safe for the body.
Aluminum is a metal material that is widely distributed and found in nature. Aluminum is found in trace amounts in foods such as vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, wheat and dairy products. Tea leaves, mushrooms, spinach and radishes can also absorb and accumulate aluminum compared to other foods. In addition, aluminum is also found in additives in processed foods, for example in preservatives or in coloring agents. Aluminum is also used as an ingredient in certain drugs such as antacids.
So aluminum is still safe in the body as long as it is still in limited quantities. Aluminum in the body will be removed by the body through urine or feces.
From the events you describe, if you still feel something stuck in your throat, you should see a doctor. The doctor will remove any excess aluminum that may be stuck in the esophagus, tonsils, oropharynx, or base of the tongue.
That's the information I can convey, I hope it's useful.