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what would happen if you got a pinto down the wrong way

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Cough: The airways react to such invaders with a persistent cough until it can get the material up. A bit of salt would not trigger much, but the chip would. ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Aspiration: Of fluids or small pieces of food can trigger cough reflex to expel the aspirated material going down the wind pipe, most of the time it gets expelled ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
Aspiration pneumonia: Hi, Thank you for your question. If you aspirated the pill you may have problems. You should get a bronchoscopy and have an attempt to remove the pi ... Read More
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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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
It didn't go wrong: If it had, you WOULD have coughed it up. And probably would have had some discomfort since nearly all juices are acids.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
33 years experience Preventive Medicine
It gets absorbed: I take it from your question that some orange juice went down your trachea, or airway. We call this aspiration, and unless it was a large amount or ha ... 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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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on volume: of soda inhaled and sugar content, but not possible with just one swallow as cough reflexes usually prevent multiple. Unfortunately if one were real ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The cough we have when "something goes down the wrong way" is a very powerful protective mechanism. It is a VERY strong cough and can cause some pain ... 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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