There are a few things you can try if you feel that getting rid of the uncomfortable feeling of having hair or hair stuck in your throat is impossible. You can swallow them (safe) or take a few bites of soft food. Alternatively, you can treat certain health conditions that may trigger this sensation, such as smoking, gastroesophageal reflux disease, or allergies.
Method 1 of 2: Pass the hair through the digestive system
Step 1. Try to swallow them
If you think you have a hair or two stuck in your throat, you can just try to swallow it. These will pass through the digestive tract just like the food you eat. Then your body will expel them normally. Remember that the body cannot break them down, since they are made of keratin, which is a dense protein.
If you think they are long, try pulling them out with your own fingers
Step 2. Eat soft foods
You can get rid of body hair by eating big bites of food. Choose something soft and light for the throat. You could have a few bites of banana or soft bread.
- Make sure it is a bite that you can swallow easily. You could suffocate otherwise.
- If you are successful in swallowing the hair, it will pass through the digestive system with the food.
Step 3. Contact an otolaryngologist
This is the specialist who takes care of the ears, nose and throat. Make an appointment with this specialist if you cannot get the hair from your throat and the feeling is bothering you. Be aware that you should have a careful examination if you develop other related symptoms, such as painful swallowing or pus on your tonsils.
The specialist may need to do some tests or take an x-ray. Make sure you provide her with a complete medical history and describe your discomfort through the symptoms you develop
Method 2 of 2: Deal with other problems
Step 1. Gargle with salt water
You might feel like your hair is stuck in your throat, although it isn't. There are other disorders that can cause similar discomfort. To relieve the discomfort, fill a glass with lukewarm water and add a little salt to it and stir until it dissolves. Then gargle with this water for relief.
Studies have shown that this remedy can prevent or reduce cold symptoms
Step 2. Stop smoking
Toxins and particles from tobacco can irritate the lining of the throat. This irritation can trigger the sensation of having hair stuck in the throat. Try to limit the amount of cigarettes you smoke per day to reduce this irritation and smoker's cough.
Step 3. Treat gastroesophageal reflux disease
This disorder causes the acids in the stomach to flow back up into the esophagus (hence the throat). These acids can cause throat irritation, especially if they reach the vocal cords. When this happens to you, acids can make you feel like something is stuck in your throat. Ask your doctor for the best treatment for this condition.
If you clear your throat often or also have a cough or hoarseness, you may have a type of reflux in your stomach called pharyngolaryngeal reflux
Step 4. Take antiallergic medication
If you are having an allergic reaction to certain foods you have eaten, you may have difficulty swallowing, feel like something is stuck in your throat, or your tongue is hairy. Follow your allergy treatment plan or contact a doctor right away.