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9yr old ds was eating fish today when he started to panick saying he had a bone in his throat. I gave him some bread to eat which seemed to do the trick but now says that he keeps coughing and it hurts as though the bone is there. Is he just imagining it or could that be the case if so what do i do? Help!
don't want to worry you but it does sound like the bone could still be there. Mostly they are harmless and get dislodged eventually but you may want to get it checked out.Gargling might help or get him to stick his fingers down his throat. I say this because I got one stuck in my throat a while back and I managed to dislodge it with a finger puched quite far down my throat - although I also vomited so do it in the bathroom. Failing that a trip to A & E? HTH
Sitting in A&E is boring, but usually quicker if it's a child that needs to be seen. If it were me, I'd go down there so they can have a look - put your mind at rest. Take something to read just in case!
thanx evryone. Just in case it happens to anyone else, rang nhs direct, they said that if i'd have rung when it first happened they would have told us to go to A & E because the danger is of it piercing the oesophagus. But as he was asleep in bed i had to check on him evry few hours for breathing difficulties or chest pain.
He seems fine this morning but i have phoned my doctors to double check and they say as long as it isn't stuck and feels like it's gone down then to leave it.
absolutely knackered now!
The feeling that the bone was still there might have been where it scraped on the way down. The cough would only be related if you think he may have choked on it - but you would have noticed that. Headache, there is no way I could link the two in my mind, so overall think he's just heading for a bug.
I@ve had a fishbone stuck and it felt like it was still there even after A&E had removed it (was stikong in a tonsil!!) It could easily have scratched his throat whoich is what he can feel rather than the bone.