Doctor Saad Saad is a U. S. Board Certified Pediatric Surgeon whose specialty is in the area of removing stuck foreign objects from the food pipe or windpipe of children, thousands of whom were helped by Dr. Saad Saad in his career. Doctor Saad Saad has seen a large variety of foreign objects block a child’s food pipe or windpipe. Learn more about Dr. Saad Saad: https://medium.com/@dr1saadsaad and https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/175114/Dr-Saad+A.-Saad-EATONTOWN-NJ.html
These foreign objects include coins, lockets, hotdogs, peanut, and battery. Most of the time, the swallowed foreign object will pass through the child’s body uneventfully. However, there are times when the swallowed object gets stuck in either the trachea or esophagus, with the following indications being exhibited by the child: trouble breathing, trouble swallowing, and wheezing.
In such a case, Doctor Saad Saad’s advice is to turn the child upside down holding him/her by the legs and tapping on the child’s back where the child is age 6 or less. Often, but not always, the foreign object will pop out from the performance of this maneuver. Read more: Life Lessons from Dr. Saad Saad, Pediatric Surgeon
Conversely, Doctor Saad Saad’s advice is to perform the Heimlich maneuver where the child is older than the age of 6. In the event that these maneuvers do not work to eject the foreign object, the child must be taken to the hospital. Doctor Saad Saad advises against any attempt to scoop out the foreign object by hand or an inanimate agency, because the foreign object is very likely to get pushed further down.
Doctor Saad Saad makes the claim that two of the most dangerous foreign objects a child can swallow are battery and peanuts. This claim rest on the fact that batteries can leak the acid contained inside of it, and peanuts that are stuck in trachea can expand when soaked by the fluids found therein, which causes further blockage.
Further, any attempt to use a tweezer to grab a hold of the peanuts is very likely to cause it to become fragmented resulting in its scattering throughout the lungs. Doctor Saad Saad advises against letting children younger than 2 years of age have hot dogs, which are the perfect size to block the trachea thoroughly and letting children younger than 7 years of age have peanuts.
Dr. Saad Saad was born in the country of Palestine, but at some point in his early years, he became a Palestinian refugee as a consequence of the creation of the country of Israel.
Dr. Saad Saad and his family relocated to Kuwait. Dr. Saad Saad is a holder of a medical degree from Cairo University in Egypt. He impressive resume includes being the personal pediatric surgeon to the Saudi Royal Family’s back in the 1980s and the co-director and surgeon-in-chief of K Hovnanian Children Hospital prior to retiring.