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Cough Aspiration Toddler
Could toddler coughing only after eating and drinking be a sign of foreign body aspiration from yesterday?
Doubt foreign body: Coughing with eating and drinking suggests liquid and solids are getting into the larynx (voice box) and or the windpipe, triggering the problem. An inhaled foreign body would usually cause a cough episodically and randomly, not associated with meals. This definintely warrants evaluation with an ENT and possibly a subspecialist peds ent. They will do laryngoscopy to view the larynx. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
Possibility of aspiration pneumonia if toddler drinking, coughed, started to spit up & swallowed back down. All while laying. Would symptoms be immediate?
Can foreign body aspiration give cough only at night and early morning or it should be all day long?
How long does a barium swollowibg test good 4? I cough here in there after I eat had the test done 2wks ago. Kinda worried about aspiration
During dinner I seemed to swallow wrong, a little "seemed to go down the wrong way, " made me cough for about half a min. Is aspiration a worry?
Not sure if I inhaled pill. Been 36 hrs. Would I already see symptoms of aspiration or inflammation? No constant cough. Pill got hung is why I worry.
Aspiration: Depending on what was aspirated, symptoms can start almost immediately. ...Read more
How does aspiration occur when eating, drinking,? I'm worried cause I cough sometimes after I eat. 23 yrs and I do have acid reflux
Aspiration: Your windpipe and you've gut go together and when you swallow the food is directed into the gut but sometimes a little gets into your trachea or windpipe and cause you to cough it is not of any importance the fact that you have reflux may cause a little increase in that happening ...Read more
Pt Dx'd with aspiration pneumonia. On antibiotic IV for 2 days now disc. Pt. has occasional bronchial sounding cough. Is pt pneumonia free?
Hopefully: Whoever made the diagnosis treated you first on an inpatient basis with IV mess and then decided that you could be treated on an outpatient basis safely. The fact that you have a cough is not a sufficient criteria of cure or not. Talk to your doc. If not satisfied make a virtual consult with me. ...Read more
Son had brief choking episode 3 days ago. Got a cold day later. Seldom cough. Last nightdeveloped diarrhea/fever. Could these be related to aspiration?
See details: How old is your son? Doubt the latest problems are related to aspiration. They will more likely cause pulmonary symptoms. ...Read more
Can a nagging, persistent cough for almost 2 hours now after bottle feeding with no other s/s be aspiration pneumonia in a healthy 9-month old?
2 yo was drinking in bed. He cough, spit up & swallow. He coughed a few times today & has cold. If gets fever how do if know from cold or aspiration?
Have, post nasal drip (pnd). If I cough some up it has bits of food in it after eating. Does pnd drain into lungs and take food with it? Aspiration?
Mucus ; aspiration: Mucus can drain into your bronchial tubes, but you would be coughing to keep it out of your lungs. Bits of food may still be on the back of your throat when you're coughing, and come up that way. If your cough or gag reflex is impaired for any reason, then secretions and food can be aspirated. This can happen when someone has had a stroke, for instance. ...Read more
2 yo choked on liquid, coughed, spit up and swallowed 2 days ago. Now he has cold and cough. Could it be aspiration pneumonia or a coincidence?
Coughed hard w a cough drop in mouth, it slid down throat, felt like I was going to choke. Then kept sliding. Any chance of aspiration or is it ok?
You should be fine: It doesn't seem like your symptoms worsened after it. Most likely it went down to your stomach rather than lungs. ...Read more
Age81/M cant cough, heavy lung congestion, aspiration, saturation 95 at 3 units oxygen, BP, ECG, pulse normal. Troubled breathing due to secretions.?
2 yo choked on drink, coughed, spit up & swallowed 2 do. Now has cold, cough. Meds stop cough. No breathing issue or fever yet. Aspiration pneumonia?
Sitting in choir last night and burped up stomach acid. Swallowed it down. NO cough but throat burned. Worried abt. Aspiration pneumonia.?
Please see below.: Cold and cough meds are proven not to help and can cause severe side effects. Use saline nose drops and suction the mucus from the nose as often as needed. Also, elevate the head of the crib. If your doctor ok's it, use a humidifier in the room during sleep. If these actions don't help enough, your child needs to see the doctor. ...Read more
No cough meds: There are NO GOOD cough medicines for toddlers. The studies very clearly show they don't work and have undesirable side effects. Try some honey in tea, warm showers and a humidifier. With regard to fever reducer, remember fever is just a symptom and doesn't usually "need" treatment. However, if the child is feeling bad because of the fever, then acetaminophen and ibuprofen work equally as well. ...Read more
Have him drink: Plenty of fluids and use saline and suction for his nose (unless he is able to blow his nose). He is too young for "cold" medications, which really don't treat the cause anyway. You can also use a humidifier in his sleeping area (unless he has a mold allergy or asthma). Please see his doctor if he has a fever, pain, difficulty breathing or history of respiratory problems, or if it doesn't go away. ...Read more
If you must: The kid would get more out of a few hugs than they will from this med. Its main value is in giving you something to do. ...Read more
Is it safe to give my 19 month toddler hyland's 4kids cold'ncough?! her dry cough doesn't go away with anything!
My toddler was prescribed an inhaler to relieve a cough that doesn't go away but I was told that excessive use of inhalers can develop into asthma?
Not quite: The inhaler is to relieve bronchial constriction. The inhaler will not lead to asthma....Asthma leads to the use of an inhaler. Excessive use of any medication can lead to unpleasant side effects that can land you in the er. Use the inhaler properly and as directed, and if there is still a problem with the cough, be seen again. ...Read more
All natural: Steam up your bathroom with a hot shower and read a story. Your toddler breathing in warm steamy air will help with congestion. As she is over a year old, can also give a teaspoon of honey. The CDC and AAP do not recommend cold medicine for children under 4. http://www. Cdc. Gov/getsmart/community/for-patients/symptom-relief. Html ...Read more
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