Doctor Saad Saad Provides Parents with Advice
A foreign object put in a child’s mouths has the potential to cause an obstruction inside the child’s trachea or esophagus. Telltale signs of this includes trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, and wheezing. Much more often than not, the swallowing of a foreign object is laughed off.
However, in rare occasions, the swallowed object causes an obstruction in either the child’s trachea or esophagus. On this occasion, intervention is required to eject the foreign object. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://www.vitals.com/doctors/Dr_Saad_Saad.html and https://chronicleweek.com/2018/04/dr-saad-saad-medical-missions/
Depending on the age of the unfortunate one, either turning the child upside down while holding him/her by the legs and tapping on the child’s back or performing the Heimlich maneuver will bring about the desired ejection of the foreign object.
In instances where the result is frustration after performing these maneuvers, Doctor Saad Saad advises to take the child to the emergency room posthaste.
Doctor Saad Saad, a very well thought of U. S. Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon with well over 40 years of experience in removing foreign objects from the trachea or esophagus of children, has helped over 1,000 children’s in his distinguished career.
Doctor Saad Saad emphatically advises that no one should try to scoop out the foreign object, as it is his experience that the foreign object will be pushed further down.
According to Doctor Saad Saad, who has seen a large number of foreign objects block the trachea or esophagus of a child, batteries and peanuts are the most dangerous of all the foreign objects swallowed. In the case of batteries, they are dangerous in that they can leak the acid inside of them, causing burns inside the child. Read more: When a Child Swallows a Foreign Object – Advice by Dr. Saad Saad
In the case of peanuts, they are dangerous in that if peanuts are stuck inside the trachea, they will expand as a result of being drenched by fluids therein, resulting in further blockage. What’s more, attempting to remove the peanut with a tweezer very often leads to fragmentation of the peanut and ensuing scattering in the lungs.
Doctor Saad Saad advises that parents don’t allow children under the age of 2 to have any hot dogs and children under the age of 7 to have any peanuts.
Dr. Saad Saad is currently enjoying life as a retiree. Before becoming a retiree, he was the co-director and surgeon-in-chief of the K Hovnanian Children Hospital. Dr. Saad Saad was born in the country of Palestine, but soon found himself residing in Kuwait as a Palestinian refugee as a consequence of Israel’s creation shortly after his birth.
Dr. Saad Saad is a graduate of Cairo University in Egypt, the medical school from which he obtained his medical degree.