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what about if you swallow a lifesaver down the wrong way

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Aspiration unlikely: If your protective cough reflex did what its designed to do. Coughing is what your body will do whenever anything goes down the wrong pipe.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
20 years experience Palliative Care
Aspiration: What you describe is an aspiration event. Usually, our reflexes protect our airway from foreign objects getting down into the lungs. Certain populatio ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Any material that would persist in your lung would trigger continuous coughing. It would not stop after a minute unless the material had cleared. Ten ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Aspiration: You may have aspirated water into your lungs. If your cough persists you dhould seek medical help from your doctor.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raid Saco
Dr. Raid Saco answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Mostly no harm: If the wrong way is the wind pipe, then your body will respond by coughing it out. If the wrong way is the food pipe, then it will go to the stomach a ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
I'm confused!: What do you mean the wrong way? Is it stuck in your esophagus? Please ask your question again and explain a bit more clearly, giving your symptoms, ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?: Did you mean it went down through the wind pipe? May be, but unlikely, you wouldn't be writing to us, as you would be coughing forcefully or chocking, ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Sore Throat: If you have sore throat you may be coming up with Viral URI. This is the Flu season so be careful. Hope you had Flu Shot. Drink warm drinks like Ginge ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: The small amount of water will be absorbed into the body. No drowning will occur. Thanks for trusting HealthTap!
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Summers
22 years experience Sleep Medicine
See doctor: The passing out after coughing is likely due to vagal stimulation from the coughing. The more concerning thing is the fact you aspirate that frequent ... Read More
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