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Pill in lungs

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Pill: If you inhale a Pill you will normally cough until the pills comes out or eventually disolves. When you swallow a pill it will normally go to your sto... Read More

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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Pyles
Addiction Medicine 33 years experience
See your doctor : Take medicine only as prescribed by your doctor. Taking medicine in any manner other than how it is intended can be fatal. You may need to be seen eme... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
You'd be coughing: Terribly - it would be quite obvious that there was a problem.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu pills: The term "flu pills" could be referring to a number of things. Don't know if you are asking about antiviral medication. Please re-ask with clarificat... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Aspiration....: Aspiration is when something is inhaled into the airways. Symptoms of aspiration include shortness of breath, cough, etc. If a foreign body is inhaled... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
ER EVALUATION: If you have had trouble swallowing =dysphagia. You may have aspirated the pill into the lungs. You need an ER evaluation. CXR and endoscopy to assess ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Diuretics are used frequently for "fluid on lungs". The cause of this finding however should be diagnosed and treated as well since diuretic therapy i... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Depends: If drug therapy is effective, then you are typically not capable of infecting others after 10 to 14 days. But this must be tempered by an understandin... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Borookhim
Geriatrics 25 years experience
Time is the best: Medicine for this. The standard in the community is to stop smoking and give yourself time. I don't recommend initiating anything else such as the pil... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Gag: If you had the pill get into your bronchi you would have coughed a lot and been quite aware you aspirated it.

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