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what can you do if food goes down the wrong way

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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
27 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: It is called aspiration. It is not so uncommon.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids or small foreign bodies. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pai ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O ESOPHAGEAL SPASM: Gerd can predispose to esophageal spasm which tends to flare with extremes of temperature of your food. Ie very cold or hot food. You need a full exam ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: If it is cleared by cough, nothing remains. If something remains, and obstructs then pneumonia is a possibility. Peanuts, and. A shrimp were two of ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to several: As several different problems can cause aspirations, as in food/liquid going down the wrong "pipe". Your best bet is review this with your doctor as ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Herring
16 years experience Anesthesiology
Lump in throat: No. Food in the trachea would cause immediate, severe coughing. Far more dramatic than a lump in the throat. You are mauch more likely to have some is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Poor occlusion: Malocclusion with balancing and working interference will cause fast wear of your teeth. Physiologic wear occurs with optimal occlusion and should be ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Possible infection: You may have a parasitic infection in your intestines. The best thing to do is to get a lab test that looks at your stools.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Food wrong: This really depends on the size of the food and how deep it is. If its stuck it will not come out on its own. You will need to see your pmd and the lu ... Read More

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