How To Deal With Food Entering The Nasal Passages?
Hello doctor My husband last night ate but suddenly choked and there was rice that went into the nasal passages … until this afternoon the rice was still stuck when checked my throat looked red like inflammation … what action should be done ?? Invited to the hospital do not want … please the solution
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. The body actually has its own mechanism to avoid objects that get out of place. Examples for the digestive tract are vomiting and diarrhea. For the respiratory tract if it is still above, the mechanism is sneezing, if it is below, then coughing or choking, and if it is in the vagina, the shape is vaginal discharge.
So if your husband no longer coughs and chokes, can talk and breathe without problems, then the rice should not be there. As for there are signs of inflammation in the form of redness in the esophagus, this can occur due to injury or stomach acid irritation when he is choking. So it's not because of something experienced afterwards. In fact, even if it is taken to the doctor, in a stable condition like this, it is difficult to ascertain where the rice is now. It is also known, may not be taken.
So in conclusion, you don't need to worry anymore about the rice. But if your husband still feels any discomfort, he must be persuaded to go to the doctor, because if not, it will be difficult to determine the diagnosis and provide treatment. If forced to be handled without being checked, a misunderstanding can occur and if so, the most disadvantaged is your own husband. So, hopefully answering your question.