A young boy was brought to me by his parents complaining of throat pain since two days. The pain was getting worse by swallowing and talking, hence he refused food and drinks. The only history is they had attended a marriage ceremony and the pain started after the feast. They had consulted their family doctor on phone and taken some medicines as per his suggestion. But the pain was getting worse. When he was brought to me, he was just moaning, and his mouth was open with dribbling of saliva. When I examined the throat, I could notice a dark tumor like object on his left tonsil. The moment I took the forceps and tongue depressor, he got frightened and started trembling. I gave him one dose of aconite 200 and made him to relax. After a few minutes, I gently removed the object using a forceps, and with a great shock noticed that it was a clove, that got lodged into the tonsillar crypt while hurriedly having the wedding-day special Biriyani!
I made a mistake that I forgot to take the photographs before and after removing the “tumor”.
Dr Muhammed Rafeeque