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A 43-year-old female asked:

My child accidentally swallowed 1 of th brackets from her braces in her sleep. worried it mightve went in2 her lungs. or will it b in stomach?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Aspiration: Aspiration pneumonia can occur after inhaling liquids or small foreign bodies. Symptoms would include persistent cough, shortness of breath, chest pain, wheezing, abnormal sputum, etc. Presence of these symptoms should prompt a visit to a doctor for evaluation.

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Last updated May 10, 2017

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