Esophageal Foreign Body Home Care
Home care for swallowed foreign body includes:
- Drink plenty of liquids.
- Eat a soft diet.
- Eat a high fiber diet.
Esophageal Foreign Body Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have a swallowed foreign body and any of the following:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Abdominal pain
- Abdominal swelling
- Blood in the stool:
- Worsening vomiting
- Vomiting blood
- Chest pain
- Worsening cough
- Coughing up blood
- Difficulty breathing
- Swallowed chemical or poison
- Swallowed button battery
- Swallowed sharp object
- Fever over 101 degrees F (38.3 C)
Continue to Esophageal Foreign Body Outlook
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