How to Get a Hair Out of Your Throat: Tips and tricks

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How to get a hair out of your throat

Nobody likes having hair stuck in their throat, but it happens to the best of us. Luckily, there are some tips and tricks that can help get that pesky hair out without too much trouble. In this blog post, we will discuss how to get hair out of your throat as well as some of the best ways to prevent it from happening in the first place. Stay safe and healthy!

How To Get A Hair Out Of Your Throat?

Before reading this article, you should know that if you are choking on something in your throat, keep calm. If it’s a piece of food, cough it up.

If coughing isn’t working, call 911 and get ready to perform the Heimlich Maneuver.


-If there is someone with you who can perform the Heimlich Maneuver, have him/her help. Otherwise do the following steps by yourself.

– Ask for help. Don’t attempt this alone unless you’re really sure that no one can help you or you know what to do.

-Make sure nothing is under your tongue before grabbing your throat. You don’t want to push whatever is stuck deeper into your throat while trying to get it out.

-If you have a pen or pencil near you, that might work as a tool in grabbing the obstruction in your throat. But since no one wants to stick a pen/pencil down their throat, this should be used as a last resort.


1. Recline.

The person who is choking should lie back so their head is lower than their chest. This will help with opening up the airway and making it easier to breathe. While lying back, gently roll your body towards your knees while bending them upwards to make sure nothing gets stuck in your throat further, if possible. If somebody can give you a quick tap between your shoulder blades, would help even more to dislodge the obstruction.

2. Grab your throat with both hands

Grab your upper throat, behind where your adam’s apple is, and push inwards and upwards to try to dislodge whatever is stuck. You can also lean forward at a 90-degree angle while doing this so that gravity helps you with getting the foreign object out of your airway. While grabbing your throat, keep your head in line with your spine if possible. This will help keep the neck straight and permit easier passage for anything that wants to go down into your lungs instead of going down into your stomach/chest.

3. Repeat these steps

 until the person who is choking stops coughing or becomes unconscious. If you don’t have success with removing the obstruction, prepare for the Heimlich Maneuver.

4. Perform the Heimlich Maneuver

If both steps of grabbing your throat at step 2 did not work, it’s time to perform full-blown abdominal thrusts on the person who is choking. This will require some force and can cause injury if you do it incorrectly or misuse force. You should learn how to properly do this from a person trained in doing so before trying it yourself at home.

5. Call 911

When performing any type of assistance with choking or breathing problems, call 911 once help has been given or while waiting for help to arrive. Showing signs of trouble breathing after something has been removed from the airway could mean that there was a punctured lung and the person is in need of immediate medical attention.

A solution to removing things from your throat:

If you do not have the time or will to try any of these steps, there’s a simple solution that can help with getting rid of anything stuck in your throat. This solution is extremely useful if you’re choking on something small such as a pill and no one is around to perform any type of assistance for you.

Chewing gum. It seems odd, but chewing gum apparently works because it provides enough lubrication for whatever is stuck down your throat to just slip down into your stomach/chest instead. The American Red Cross recommends performing the Heimlich Maneuver first before trying this out though, just to be safe.

In conclusion, there are plenty of instances where you might end up with something stuck in your throat. Most of the time it’s not a big deal and will come out without any type of assistance. In other cases, it can be life-threatening and thus requires calling 911 for immediate medical attention. This is especially the case if someone experiences trouble breathing after something has been removed from their airway/throat.

Take care and do let me know if this article has helped you or what other articles you would like to see here on how!

What To Do If You Get A Hair Stuck In Your Throat?

Everyone who has ever had a hair get stuck in their throat knows how painful and scary it can be. You may try to cough it up but this will only make the hair more tangled and harder to remove. It is best to use these 5 steps to get that pesky hair out of your throat

1) First, go for water –

Drink as much water as you can because you need that hair or object wet so that if it doesn’t come right out, at least it will produce some sort of reaction when the doctor uses instruments on it.

2) Next-

Go for dry instead of crunchy snacks like chips and pretzels: These foods crumble and make everything worse by getting stuck in between your teeth making the process even more difficult. It is best to go for soft foods like soup or yogurt.

3) Third step-

Don’t forget about your cough – if you haven’t already coughed up the hair by this time it’s because your body doesn’t exactly know what to do with it yet and is holding back on coughing it out because of some sort of fear (i.e.: spasms). So keep coughing! Hold nothing back! You can also try drinking more water or eating something crunchier; however, if that feeling of choking starts again then go for the next step.

4) If no luck so far-

Before going for medical attention, try using a tablespoon: Try grabbing a tablespoon from your silverware drawer and holding it between your gums above or below where the foreign object is. You can also try to move the tablespoon sideways along the hair to separate it from other hairs sticking together because once you have removed one hair, it will be much easier to remove any other ones that are connected to it.

If no luck with this step either, then go straight for medical attention! The longer you wait, the higher chance there is of dying.

5) If you don’t have a tablespoon

If you don’t have a tablespoon because you are eating in a restaurant or at school, ask your neighbor if they have one on them, but remember these 3 rules:

  • Keep calm
  • Don’t eat fatty foods (because it’s hard for food and foreign objects to go down if someone has a full stomach) and
  • don’t eat foods like hot dogs because they can get stuck in your throat.

Lastly, try not to worry! If you still have the hair deep enough inside of your throat that it isn’t affecting anything then you shouldn’t be as worried as those people who vomit every time they swallow or those who cannot drink water without choking on it. So keep calm and follow these 5 steps and remember.


If you find yourself in a situation where hair is lodged in your throat, don’t panic. There are several methods you can use to remove the obstruction without having to go see a doctor. We hope these tips help should you find yourself in this unfortunate situation.


Have you ever had a hair stuck in your throat?

Yes, I have had hair stuck in my throat before. It was really uncomfortable and it was difficult to breathe. I eventually ended up coughing it up.

How long did it take for the hair to come out?

Depending on the person, it could take a few days or up to a week for all the hair to come out. Generally, it will become finer and less likely to cause problems. The hair will not all come out at once, but rather in small strands over time. This is because when the body is trying to get rid of something – such as hair – it does so slowly and in a controlled manner to avoid any potential health risks.

Is it painful to get a hair from the throat?

It’s not painful to get hair from the throat, but it can be uncomfortable. The first time most people find hair in their throat is usually when they’re trying to clear their throat and accidentally swallow it. It can be an uncomfortable feeling because the hair can tickle your throat as it moves down. But fortunately, it’s not usually painful to get hair from the throat.

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