This is how to remove fish bone stuck in your throat easily
Hardly will you see anyone who has not been through this painful experience. A delicious meal can easily turn into horror when a fish bone is stuck in the throat. it can happen to anyone young, or old; and what started out as a pleasant meal can quickly turn into an unpleasant and potentially painful situation.
Most people don’t know how to get out of this situation, because not everyone know the best thing to do when a fish bone stuck in the throat. It can be a more horrible experience for kids who can not even help themselves. We were taught as kids to swallow a big chunk of Agege Bread, Eba, Fufu or any other swallow, but there are other simple things we can do to get out of the situation.
We’re going to tell you so that you can stay calm and remedy the situation rather than panic and go back to enjoying your meal.
Here are 8 things you can do to remove fish bone stuck in the throat:
Coughing is usually your first instinct and the best one. Coughing will help you to hack the bone back up by blowing air through your throat and dislodging it. You may have to cough hard for a few minutes to get the job done. Coughing also comes with slight pain depending on how big the stuck bone is.
#2. Sip Some Olive Oil
If coughing doesn’t work, you might want to slurp down some olive oil. It will act as a lubricant and help to slide the bone down your throat and into your stomach.
#3. Drink Salt Water
Drink some lukewarm water with a pinch of salt, this should help dislodge the bone and help you swallow it.
#4. Eat a Marshmellow
Chew a large-size marshmallow just enough so it’s sticky and small enough to swallow, then swallow it whole. The stickiness of the marshmallow should take hold of the fish bone so you can swallow it safely.
#5. Swallow a Piece of Banana
Bite off a piece of banana and keep it in your mouth until it gets soggy. When it’s moist and soft enough to swallow whole, do so. This will have the same effect as the marshmallow method.
#6. Eat a Piece of Bread Dipped in Warm Water
Pull off a piece of bread and dunk it in warm water or milk. Ball up the bread and swallow it whole. The fish bone should stick to the texture of the bread and bring it down your gullet.
#7. Sip Some Vinegar
Dilute some vinegar with water and sip it down to try and dislodge the bone. Some say that this method can even help to dissolve the bone.
#8. Seek Medical Attention
If you have trouble breathing or have an emergency situation call 911 or any emergency phone numbers that applies in your country. If it’s not an emergency but you still can’t remove the fish bone, you should book an appointment with your doctor.