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I Swallowed A Cough Drop Down Windpipe
No: It will be digested by the acid in your stomach. There is no harm to you. ...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
I swallowed a cough drop, but it wasn't whole, it was dissolving, but it feels as if is stuck in my lower throat middle chest area what to do?
I swallowed a whole cough drop accidentally two hours ago and now it feels like its stuck at top of throat. Drank lots of water and ate.
Consumed cough drop during exercise. Postexercise swallowing food burns roof of mouth and esophagus as food travels through the areas. What is this?
Have LPR maybe?: Avoid foods & behavior that delay stomach emptying &/or relax the lower esophageal sphincter--spicy, greasy food, mints, alcohol, tobacco, chocolate, tomato-based products, caffeinated & fizzy drinks, eating before bedtime, exercises. Lose weight. Elevate head of bed on blocks. Can try otc acid blocker for relief (h2's: tagamet, zantac, (ranitidine) pepcid; ppi's: prilosec, prevacid, nexium). Eval if persistent ...Read more
Got into fight. Was in a choke hold. Extremely soar throat/neck area. Hurts to touch, swallow, and move up and down. Bruised windpipe or more serious?
Potentially serious.: You should have this checked out today, in the emergency room. This could be very serious! ...Read more
Pain down right side of windpipe that gets worse as day goes on. No sore throat but feel pain if swallow when head is turned to left what could cause?
If food or piece of gum go down your windpipe, would you cough immediately or can something go down with out you coughing at all?
Immediately: A normal person in a normal state of mind usually coughs up any food or gum in the windpipe immediately. A person who has some medical disability (unable to sense a piece of food there, or unable to cough effectively, etc.) might not cough it up, and end up choking or having pneumonia. A person abusing drugs or alcohol and not in a normal state of mind, may also end up choking or having pneumonia. ...Read more
It is possible. ..: If you swallowed something "down the wrong pipe" it is possible to get a foreign body trapped in the windpipe (trachea). You should seek help in regards to an in-person evaluation and if you are having any difficulty breathing or swallowing secretions then you should seek urgent medical attention to ensure the safety of your airway and/or food pipe (esophagus). ...Read more
I have silent reflux im having a hard time swallowing all the food keeps comming up feels like somethings always stick im my windpipe?
See a doc: It sounds like a bad case of reflux esophagitis. Untreated one could lead to dysphasia or difficulty to swallow like what you are experiencing. Long term complications of untreated esophagitis can lead to cancer of the eating tube. An gastroenterologist is the one that could help you. ...Read more
See note: The more likely scenario that I have seen consulted on are cases of multiple pills got stuck in the cervical esophagus. They'll dissolve and pass over night. Without digestive enzymes, a pill in the windpipe will take a very long time to dissolve and pneumonia can set in. It should be removed surgically! ...Read more
For 1 week I've had pain in my windpipe, it feels like there's something stuck I can't swallow and the pain gets worse when I try to swallow. Thank you?
Food pipe?: If you feel something is stuck and you have pain swallowing, you may have a difficulty in your foodpipe. If you are unable to swallow solid food, you should see a doctor immediately. If you are able to swallow liquids and soft foods, you should see the doctor if it does not get better in a day or two. ...Read more
I have pain right front side of my neck for a week hurts right side of my windpipe doesn't hurt to swallow just very painful to touch feels swollen?
Pain in throat ~: Hello ~ go and see your DOC asap because it sounds as if your thyroid is swollen and so it may be a thyroid mass/lump or you may have thyroiditis. See a doc please thanks ...Read more
My windpipe feels uncomfortable and I have difficulty swallowing I don't seem to have any breathing difficulty it my whole throat that is uncomfortable?
See a doctor: Airway/throat soreness could be an early sign of some type of infection. It would be a good idea to get to a doctor to evaluate what is happening to you, so that they can recommend an appropriate treatment (if needed) to reduce any potential problem. ...Read more
Dry cough for 2 days. This morning woke up with fever and worse cough. It's dry, slightly hacking/barky and hurts in my windpipe. What could it be?
Asthmatic since birth. When I cough, I'm afraid I'm damaging windpipe. Is that possible? Lots of years of resp. Infections. Is this how you get COPD?
See allergist: It is unusual for the cough to damage the windpipe although some microhemorrhage may occur with violent coughing. You should consider consulting an allergist to get your asthma better managed. And yes some people suffering from asthma may end up with COPD even in the absence of smoking- this is called ACOS. ...Read more
I have discomfort in my throat/windpipe for a few weeks. It's in the front and located where the notch of my clavicle is. Makes me cough. Any ideas?
But there are good ENT exams to sort it out.
check temperature etc. ...Read more
It feels like I inhaled a noodle and now it feels like there is a lump in my throat. No cough or breathing trouble. Could it be in my windpipe?
Doubtful: You will be choking and coughing if the noodle is in your windpipe. However if the lump sensation persists for more than 24 hours, check with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Some water went down my windpipe and am coughing. Afraid of secondary drowning but I can breathe ok now. Will my asthma inhaler help if im still wheezing after awhile? Also getting a headache that doesn't mean water is on my brain does it?
Water in trachea:
The water in your wind pipe (trachea) will not drown you but will cause coughing at the time amid could transiently aggravate your asthma so the use of your inhaler in this setting would be helpful. The headache does not mean water on the brain. The headache is likely from the coughing and will pass. You will be ok.
Can you dry drown from getting swallowing water down the wrong way, even if you supposedly cough it back up?
I'm 19 & I was eating caption crunch and swallowed one of the pieces wrong. It didn't make me cough but went down slow. I drunk water. Should I worry?
No worries: May irritate the esophagus a little. But no major harm will come if it ...Read more
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