|VIEW THE MOBILE VERSION of www.homemedicine.ca|| Informational|
Medical ArticlesTreatment Of Acute And Subacute Inflammation And Ulceration Of The Esophagus
Bismuth subnitrate in doses of about one gramme, given dry o...
Roentgenray Study In Foreign Body Cases
Roentgenography.--All cases of chest disease should have the ...
Indications For Strychnin
Strychnin is a much overused drug. It is now given for almost...
See Hay Fever. ...
Consumption Prevention Of
This most insidious and deadly disease is caused by a tiny veg...
Take A D current, of very mild force. Place P. P. at the feet...
How To Sew Easily
IT is a common saying that we should let our heads sa...
Feet Giving Way
Where there is a great deal of standing to be done by any one,...
Ulcers Case Xxi
Mrs. Butcher, aged 52, has two ulcers a little above the oute...
Bronchoscopy In Malignant Growths Of The Trachea
The trachea is often secondarily invaded by malignancy of the...
See Rubbing. ...
We give this name to a trouble from which we have been able to...
This is a disease of the skin, producing redness, burning and...
Treatment Of Affections Of The Nervous Centres
In affections of the nervous centres, the _brain_, the _cereb...
Stokes Adams Disease Heart Block
Stokes-Adams disease, or the Stokes-Adams syndrome, is a name...
The application of the lunar caustic in recent burns or scald...
Curing With Enemas
It is not wise to continue regular colonics or enemas once a ...
Much more than is readily believed depends on the state of the...
No Cutting Short Of The Process Of Scarlatina The Morbid Poison Must Be Drawn To The Skin As Soon As Possible
Scarlet-fever is a disease, which cannot be cut short. Any at...
To Prevent Bilious Fever Or Ague
Take _Podophyllin_, _Baptisia_ and _Gelseminum_ 1st in rotati...
Category: FOREIGN BODIES IN THE AIR AND FOOD PASSAGES
Source: A Manual Of Peroral Endoscopy And Laryngeal Surgery
If one put into his mouth nothing but food, foreign
body accidents would be rare. The habit of holding tacks, pins and
whatnot in the mouth is quite universal and deplorable. Children are
prone to follow the bad example of their elders. No small objects such
as safety pins, buttons, and coins should be left within a baby's
reach; children should be watched and taught not to place things in
their mouths. Mothers should be specially cautioned not to give nuts
or nut candy of any kind to a child whose powers of mastication are
imperfect, because the molar teeth are not erupted. It might be made a
dictum that: No child under 3 years of age should be allowed to eat
nuts, unless ground finely as in peanut butter. Digital efforts at
removal of foreign bodies frequently force the object downward, or may
hook it forward into the larynx, whereas if not meddled with digitally
the intruder might be spat out. Before general anesthesia the mouth
should be searched for loose teeth, removable dentures, etc., and all
unconscious individuals should be likewise examined. When working in
the mouth precautions should be taken against the possible inhalation
or swallowing of loose objects or instruments.
 Objects that have lodged in the esophagus, larynx, trachea, or
bronchi should be endoscopically removed.
Next: Foreign Bodies In The Insane
Previous: Foreign Bodies In The Air And Food Passages