Sore Throat After Inserting A Finger Into The Mouth
Yesterday my boyfriend didn’t feel well and he wanted to throw up. then he tried to vomit but could not, finally lured his fingers into the throat so he finally vomited. But, it was said that his throat really hurt. Is it possible because of the finger that accidentally injured his throat? So, how do you treat it now?
Hello Ayu, thank you for the question.
Pain in the throat can occur due to various things such as viral infections, bacterial infections, allergies, irritation of the throat due to cigarette smoke, vehicle smoke, reflux of stomach acid, and so on. To find the exact cause of course must be carried out a physical examination and supporting examinations needed.
Inserting a finger to trigger vomiting can cause stomach acid to reflux. Symptoms usually arise in the form of heartburn, sore throat, or mouth and throat that feels acidic. The result is irritation of the throat wall which causes complaints of pain in the throat.
For that, a number of things that can be done include:
Avoid consumption of foods high in fat
Avoid caffeinated and fizzy drinks
Drink warm water
Avoid lying down immediately after eating
Eating small amounts but is often better than large amounts at one time
Consumption of antacids according to the dosage on the package can relieve complaints
If the complaint continues or is considered burdensome immediately to the doctor to get further treatment. In the midst of the current COVID-19 pandemic, if complaints do not interfere and can be treated at home, it is better to postpone seeing a doctor. If you really have to go outside and see a doctor then stay alert and avoid using local transportation.
So, hopefully useful