August 14, 2018 · Doctor, Medical

Dr. Saad has worked in the medical field for the last over 40 years as a qualified pediatric. He is well experienced in removing stuck in kids’ trachea (windpipe) or esophagus (food pipe). In his career, Dr. Saad Saad has managed to help over 1,000 kids between the ages of six months to fourteen years. Some of these children that Dr. Saad has helped had food item or objects trapped in the esophagus or trachea. Dr. Saad claims that kids mostly at their youngest age are always curious and will typically want to taste things using their mouths and swallowing them. In several cases, the food item or object will pass the food pipe to the stomach without the kid having severe complications. Nonetheless, in some cases, the food particle or object will be trapped in the food pipe or get its way accidentally to the windpipe.

The kid will experience such symptoms as trouble breathing, wheezing, and difficulty swallowing when they have objects stuck in their windpipe or food pipe. Some of the objects that usually kids eat and are stuck in their trachea and food pipe include hot dogs, coins, peanuts and many more. Significant objects such as hot dogs and coins typically get trapped in the food pipe while small ones like peanuts usually are stuck in the windpipe. When six years and below kids swallow objects and they are stuck in their system, it is possible to get them out through putting the kid upside down and tapping their backs until the object pops out itself.

According to Doctor Saad, if the kid is older, it is essential to perform a Heimlich maneuver immediately. To conduct a Heimlich Maneuver, one has to stand behind the kids and rub their hands around the waist of the kid. It also requires thrusting their hands on the kid’s abdomen. This procedure will make the kid cough out the object. If this process does not help, Dr. Saad Saad advice the kid to be rushed to hospital as soon as possible. Additionally, one is not allowed to use their hands in trying to get out the stuck objects as this will push the object even further and worsen the situation.

At the emergency room, a X-ray will be conducted to locate the position of the object. However, X-rays are not able to identify all stuck objects: they can only determine up to 50% of stuck objects. X-rays help identify big objects while the small ones cannot be identified with X-rays. Once the X-ray shows the location of the stuck object he the doctors will conduct esophagoscopy or bronchoscopy to get the object out. Dr. Saad Saad has been able to perform several endoscopies as well as bronchoscopy in his career. Learn more :

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