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underwired
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I tried a search on this, please chow me if I missed it.

A friend of mine told me that he knew some guy that went down on his girlfriend and got a hair stuck in his throat. He could never get it out, and it was constantly irritating him. A few weeks later he finally went to a doctor because he couldn't take it anymore. The doctor looked in his throat and discovered that the hair had taken root in the flesh of his throat, and had to be plucked out.

Now he told me this when we were all sitting around talking story some time back. I remembered this a few days ago when I got a hair stuck in my throat (don't ask). My friend moved to the mainland, and we've lost touch so I can't question him on details.

Now this sounds like an urban legend, but you never know. Any thoughts?

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Flounder
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How would a hair take root?

Maybe we should inform the "Hair Club For Men". It could start up a whole new line.

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I thought that's why people trimmed.. ahem.. [Wink]
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Prevent the expense hairball-removal related hospital procedures! Let's all shave!!!

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If it were this easy wouldn't most balding men have successful hair transplants now? They could just take some hair, put it on the man's head, create a warm, moist environment (ie wet the guy's head and put a cap on it like a swim cap to keep it sealed and require him to wear it non stop)...viola!
Little "don't do that or you'll grow hair on your throat" Duck

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Konstantine [Echelon]
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quote:
Originally posted by Flounder:
How would a hair take root?

Maybe we should inform the "Hair Club For Men". It could start up a whole new line.

It can't take root. Once a hair has been removed, it is dead. Hair grows because of the follicles and the keratin on the strand.

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quote:
Originally posted by Konstantine331:
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Originally posted by Flounder:
How would a hair take root?

Maybe we should inform the "Hair Club For Men". It could start up a whole new line.

It can't take root. Once a hair has been removed, it is dead. Hair grows because of the follicles and the keratin on the strand.
And even if it could some how take root ( say the hair came out with the follicle attached ouch ) you would have tissue rejection problems
Dav(i still have all my hair)ros

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No- it could not "take root", but some tissue could have grown over it, nessesitating some "plucking".
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Red Squirrel
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I doubt a hair could remain in someone's throat for a few days anyway without being eaten along with any food/drink that went down the gullet. Things do not get caught in the throat unless they are sharp or too big and lodge in it- the wind pipe would be a different story though...

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^ Say ahhh!

I wonder about the tonsils. For whatever reason, mine fill up with white stuff from time to time... and when they aren't there are visible holes. That's a scary thought.

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AliBaba
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As others have said, you don't need to worry about it taking root. But if that annoying hair is still stuck, try swallowing a teaspoon of peanut butter. And please don't ask why I know that this works.

Ali "ack ack oop!" Baba

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Ali, the peanut butter worked?

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AliBaba
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Ali, the peanut butter worked?
Um (blushing furiously) yeah, it did. A couple of times I've had....um...short and curly hairs caught in my throat. (Can't believe I'm admitting to this....) And yes, peanut butter worked like a charm.

Ali "running to go hide in a cave somewhere" Baba

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I always manage to regurgitate hair pretty well [Embarrassed] thank gawd! I swear that I get hairs on my chest 'implanted'from my SO, though...I never had them before I met him and now have to do a considerable amount of plucking every now and then [Eek!] or is it just my age and hormones? any suggestions gratefully received.
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LOL actually I have a noticeable dark hair over right nipple (if looking at me it would be on the left)... hehehe but I am a wuss for pain so I don't do anything with it... but I have considered cutting it once or twice. I had it long before I was with this SO. I think that's it... there might be a few stray light ones...

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If this was actually a problem, you could always put nair on your cats paw and you will lick it off (it tastes like beer). [Big Grin]

Wing "Reminds me of a joke where Lincoln was stroking his chin and chuckling" Man

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Well, actually Ali, I was thinking about the popcorn, but, hey, whatever turns you on! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by arachnidwan2b:
Well, actually Ali, I was thinking about the popcorn, but, hey, whatever turns you on! [Big Grin]

Kim  -

hehe, wrong Ali [Smile] That was me [Smile] And I felt really stupid because it was actually hooked onto one of my tonsils; very easily removed. D'OH!

As for this thread...can you imagine if this did actually work? It would be like the chia pet! [Big Grin]

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underwired
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As for this thread...can you imagine if this did actually work? It would be like the chia pet! [Big Grin]

ali_chi-chi-chi-chia_marea

That came to mind for me too. Wasn't there a SNL skit called "chia head" for balding men?

Anyway, I got rid of the hair along with any residual paranoia.

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quote:
Originally posted by lexi_wades:
Things do not get caught in the throat unless they are sharp

Here's the deal. A freshly cut hair is very sharp, and can act just like a sliver if it catches the skin. When I was in beauty school, we couldn't wear any kind of open toed shoes or cotton shirts (we had smocks) because the hair can easily work it's way through the clothes or onto the feet and give a nasty sliver! When it happened (and it frequently did) the hair had to be tweezed out, just like a sliver.

I suppose if a girl was trimming with scissors prior, and a cleanly-cut hair naturally shed and was swallowed, it could become inserted into the lining if the throat. But "take root?" Scientifically and biologically impossible. The "root" is in the scalp. The hair is the product.

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