c. Treatment. Vasoconstrictors (drug to narrow blood vessels) can be given.
The foreign object may be removed with nasal or bayonet forceps. If an ulceration has
formed, treat with Furacin or bacitracin.
Section V. THROAT INJURIES
4-17. OROPHARYNX FOREIGN BODIES
a. Description. The oropharynx is the central part of the pharynx and is located
directly behind the oral cavity. The oropharynx extends from the inferior border of the
soft palate to the lingual surface of the epiglottis, the palatine tonsils, and the posterior
Figure 4-11. Foreign bodies in the oropharynx.
b. Signs and Symptoms. The patient has a feeling of "something present" in
the oropharynx area. Sometimes there is a feeling of constant irritation in the area.
Usually, the irritation is felt when the patient swallows.
c. Treatment. The foreign object can be removed using tonsil hemostats.
Antibiotics may or may not be indicated.