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what would happen if you swallow a piece of corn down the wrong way

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. 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. 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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Dr. Charles Turck
16 years experience Pharmacology
Inflammation: Normally, your body will cough to try to clear out the airway. The question becomes whether it’s lodged in your throat, where it may simply irritate, ... Read More
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 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If there was a : Huge piece in your trachea- you would know it.
A 18-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Bailey
72 years experience General Practice
The Trachea: When you swallow, usually the epiglottis (a flap of cartilage) will cover the trachea (a tube that you breathe through) so food and liquids do not obs ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Throat: Probable pharyngeal soft tissue injury. Should resolve in 3 days to three weeks. Do not irritate with smoke, alcohol, spicy foods. Can use anesthetic ... Read More

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