Foreign bodies in the larynx are rare, usually they penetrate lower into the trachea and bronchi. In the larynx, foreign bodies are often stuck, sharp or large, of irregular shape (fish bones, nutshells, etc.).
First aid for foreign bodies in the larynx, trachea and bronchi, esophagus and stomach.
When a foreign body enters the larynx from the mouth or nose (less often from the stomach), a sudden, excruciating, convulsive cough appears that does not bring relief, severe agitation of the victim, shortness of breath, and bluish skin color.
mouth-to-mouth breathing or nose-to-mouth breathing before an ambulance arrives. Foreign bodies trapped in the trachea or bronchi can only be removed in a medical facility, therefore, such patients must be urgently hospitalized..
Foreign bodies of the esophagus and stomach.
Various foreign bodies are able to get stuck in the esophagus. At the very beginning, patients have a sensation of a delay in a swallowed object in the esophagus. Then the chest pain, which is associated with the development of spasm of the esophagus, joins. With its complete blockage, sputtering of swallowed food occurs.
First aid for foreign bodies in the esophagus and stomach.
Since foreign bodies of the esophagus and stomach can cause dangerous complications, all patients with complaints of a delay in these organs of the foreign body must be taken to special medical institutions. There they undergo an emergency examination. It is absolutely unacceptable to try to push a foreign body from the esophagus into the stomach. In a hospital, a foreign body from the esophagus is urgently removed using special devices. If a fresh rupture of the esophagus is detected, then an emergency operation is performed – suturing. Instrumentally remove all large foreign bodies of the stomach that do not have the ability to exit the gastrointestinal tract on their own.
Based on Quick Help in Emergencies.