Dr. Saad Saad diagnosed and treated over 1000 kids who had some foreign object blocking either the trachea or esophagus in his 40-plus year career as a U. S. Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon.
According to Dr. Saad Saad, it is more common than people think for a young kid to swallow some foreign object. What is comparatively rarer is for the foreign object to block the trachea or esophagus.
If the odds were beaten and the trachea or esophagus is indeed blocked by a foreign object and if the child is below the age of 6, hold him or her upside down by the legs and tap him or her on the back. This maneuver should be enough to pop the foreign object out of the child’s body. Learn more about Dr. Saas Saad: http://medicaldailytimes.com/medical-inventions/life-saving-medical-inventions-dr-saad-saad/3570/
In the situation where the child is over the age of 6, the Heimlich maneuver should be done on him or her, which should be enough to pop the foreign object out of the child’s body. If the foreign object does not pop out after the performance of these maneuvers, take the child to the emergency room.
In Dr. Saad Saad’s opinion, batteries and peanuts are two of the most dangerous foreign objects kids swallow. Batteries are so dangerous in that the acid inside them may leak out and cause the child harm. Peanuts are so dangerous in that they will expand upon contact with the fluids of the trachea, which has the effect of causing further blockage. Read more: Dr. Saad Saad | Crunchbase and Hard to Swallow Adivice From Dr. Saad Saad | Medical Daily Times
What’s more, an attempt to remove the peanut with a tweezer frequently cause the peanut to break into small pieces and scatter throughout the lung. Dr. Saad Saad suggest banning hot dogs for children below the age of 2 and banning peanuts for children below the age of 7.
Dr. Saad Saad was born in the country of Palestine, but at some point, he became a Palestinian refugee. The event that brought about this change in Dr. Saad Saad’s life and status was the creation of the country of Israel, which has the effect of wrecking upheaval in the Middle East.
Fortunately, Dr. Saad Saad and his family were able to relocate to Kuwait, where as a young child his father inculcated in him that the pursuit and attainment of a high education would raise his status in life and afford him universal respect. It is also in Kuwait where Dr. Saad Saad dreamed of becoming a pediatric surgeon.
Dr. Saad Saad holds a medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt. He is also blessed with the honor of having been the Saudi Royal Family’s personal pediatric surgeon back in the 1980s. Prior to entering retirement, Dr. Saad Saad was the co-director and surgeon-in-chief of K Hovnanian Children Hospital.