Ten days ago I was eating a piece of apple and felt a lump of it slide down the wrong way. I coughed up a bit of the flesh, but the peel stayed stuck fast and is still there. It feels like it's too big/curved/flexible to make it back out of the larynx.
After 3 days I saw my doc, who didn't seem concerned as I can breathe and swallow. After 5 days I went to A&E, where an endoscope of my throat showed nothing. But the peel is definitely still there. The ENT doc said I can make an outpatient appt if I still have problems, but I should wait two weeks first.
Everyone wants to tell me it's just residual soreness but I can tell it's genuinely still there - I can feel it moving around, sometimes it 'curls up' and hurts, sometimes it tickles my throat but I still can't cough it out. it's giving me no mercy. Surely it must soften or break up eventually? How long is this likely to take? I'm trying to be patient with it because I fear if I go back to ENT again, they still won't find anything.
Working on the assumption that the peel is real, any advice to get the thing to soften/decay and come out on its own would be very welcome. Thank you.