Sore Throat Accompanied By Hoarseness After Accidentally Swallowed By A Mosquito?
Hello doctor, I want to ask .. I accidentally swallowed a mosquito. Then my voice turned heavy and hoarse. My throat also hurts a bit. Is that dangerous? Thank you
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In the body of a mosquito can contain a variety of harmful microorganisms that can make you experience health problems after consuming them, such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and so on. Allergy to the components in the mosquito's body can also make your body feel itchy, swollen, reddish bumps, and so on. If you don't experience the complaints above, often, your condition isn't dangerous. After being ingested into the digestive tract, mosquitoes can be destroyed as a result of being crushed by stomach acid and other digestive secretions, and then excreted through feces. Of course, conditions can occur if you have only a few mosquitoes. If there are many, it can be a different story.
Pain in the throat, accompanied by sounds that turn heavy and hoarse, do not always occur due to mosquitoes that you accidentally swallow. It could also, these complaints actually arise due to other factors, such as excessive use of vocal cords (for example if you are a singer or a person who often screams), dry throat (for example if you stay too long in an air-conditioned room, often breathe by mouth), throat irritation (for example if you consume too much fried foods or spicy foods), infections (for example due to viruses or bacteria), gastric acid reflux, or various other causes.
Often, this condition is not dangerous. However, if the complaint feels bothering you, it would not hurt you to check yourself directly to the doctor or ENT specialist to be given the right treatment, especially if other complaints appear more severe, for example shortness of breath, vomiting, and so on.
For now, you can multiply drinking warm water first, can also add ginger or honey to relieve a sore throat. First reduce the things that have the potential to cause strep throat, as mentioned above, namely consuming spicy food, fried foods, talking too loud, using air conditioning, and so on. Also avoid smoking and reduce exhausting activities first. With this step, usually complaints like you experience will improve within 1-3 days.
Hope this helps ...