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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology 26 years experience
Asthma, cancer: Chronic acid aspiration is associated with worsening asthma and with various cancers. Antacids are very cheap. I would treat this aggressively.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
LPR ?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid ; pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = ... Read More
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Dr. Aaron Shiloh
Aesthetic Medicine 30 years experience
Reflux: Sounds like reflux. You should speak to your doctor about treatment.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Aspiration: Aspiration of any products, rice or anything else, can lead to the formation of aspiration pneumonia. This type of pneumonia can be very serious and ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clint Wilson
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Saliva: sometimes aspiration occurs just from your own saliva.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Pulmonology 37 years experience
It burns the mucosa: Acid reflux damages the mucosa but also there is a reflex bronchospasm. Chronic aspiration can cause pulmonary fibrosis (as one of the contributing th... Read More
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Dr. Brian Greenberg
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Not common: Aspiration after vomiting is always a possibility but is not common in otherwise neurologically intact people. It is usually accompanied by coughing ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
Everybody chokes: occasionally when drinking liquids--"Oops, it went down the wrong pipe!" but a daily occurrence is a little too often. It suggests a problem with the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 35 years experience
Not completely: Sure what the question is exactly, but an “infiltrate “ on a chest X-ray is certainly consistent with a pneumonia
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Holistic Medicine 45 years experience
Not likely: He's probably been rendered "non-infectious" by the powerful antibiotics he was given in the hospital. Just practice good hygiene--wash hands, use han... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Pediatric Pulmonology 24 years experience
Cough: Cough will be the first sign and it happens immediately upon aspirating. Pneumonia will not show up right away, but may take a few days and its signs ... Read More
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