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I swallowed a pill about 2 hours ago but I think it went down my trachea. I didn't cough or have any gag reflexes after taking the pill, am I ok?
Probably fine: I can't imagine not having a major coughing and choking spasm if a pill had got into your trachea. I would greatly doubt that this was what had happened. ...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
Recently I have been getting an itching deep in my trachea (I think around bifurcation) and when I lay prone and cough forcefully I feel a vibration.
Please see your doctor about this as soon as possible. If he/she cannot find the cause you will be referred to a specialist - either a lung specialist and/or an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.
Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Night time dry cough w/ sensation of slight itchiness in trachea. Fine during daytime- but when I pinch trachea, pronounced sensation of itch + cough.
Squishy jelly movable things on both sides of trachea tight feeling. Over a year and cough worse when laying down. Had larynscope and seen Drs Cancer?
Communication: Are you feeling your own thyroid gland on either side of your trachea? Have you got an idiopathic goiter that's giving you the tight feeling and cough? Needs to be addressed. I'd urge your physicians, if they're really stumped, to consider an ultrasound and imaging of how things move. ...Read more
Notice when I pinch my trachea I get a sensation of itchiness & I dry cough. Yr rnd. This suggests pinch is aggravating an irritation already there.
I have a wet cough that has gotten better (tickle going away). Lungs clear on exams. Today I noticed a low noise by my trachea when I inhale deeply.
Can be inflammation: Sometimes, when there is residual mucus in the throat or bronchus, it can narrow the airway passage. Narrowed passage can cause turbulent air flow when breathing in and out causing a noise like a whistle. If it gets worse or breathing is worse, see a doctor. If it gets better, mucus and inflammation are likely improving. ...Read more
Recurrent flare up of barking cough originating in lower neck/trachea area. Unresolved by pulm dr, allergist, etc. Very harsh and painful. Please help?
Laryngitis: Recurring cough not specifically diagnosed by a pulmonary doctor and an allergist suggests that there could be irritation of larynx occurring recurrently. Gartroesophageal reflux (acid) can cause such a symptom. There could be other causes also. You may consult an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Chronic intermittent dry cough with (and perhaps due to) itchiness of trachea. Whose area is this - ENT or respirology/pulmonology?
Both: I would first start with your primary care doctor. The cough could be a blood pressure pill, asthma, allergies, Whooping Cough, tracheal problems, etc. An ENT can scope your trachea whereas a pulmonologist can do this and look further down the trachea to the bronchial tree as well as perform pulmonary function studies. A chest X-Ray and even a Cat Scan can be ordered by any physician. ...Read more
After exercise or even breathing in hard, trachea feels dry and hurts. Cough a lot. Is it because I am sick or asthma. Cough for few mins after.?
Shortness of breath and dull ache in trachea can feel the ACE more if I lean my head back also sometimes when I try to fill lungs I cough. No asmtha?
I have severe dry cough that's even triggered by breathing deeply. Had a strep throat recently. I can feel irritation in my trachea, wht shud I take?
Since october I have had a feeling like I need to clear my throat and I get a cough from my trachea right below my voicebox I was told post nasal drip?
Tight chest, haven't had asthmatic flare up in years, no cough, pain in mid chest going up towards trachea, shortness of breath with activity.
Hi! I have had pretty severe pain near my trachea everytime I swallow or cough or breath heavily. I don't see a red throat or swollen throat because?
Upper scope done 2 years ago. Dilated trachea. Now have sore throat, cough, choke on food and throat clearing sound like cancer? Would it grow in 2 year
I have a very sore throat, cold symptoms, chesty cough and fatigue. My throat hurts to touch trachea area Let alone swallow. Any ideas?
3 days w/sore throat near trachea. Voice is a bit hoarse. Pressing on sore area hurts a bit + makes me cough. No other coughing, no fever or congestion. Reflux unlikely, just had endoscopy. What's up?
Asthma, I get mucus plugs every 2 or 3 mo. If I have cold, can be a few times a week. What can I do? Can I injure my trachea from coughing/vomiting?
Frequency symptoms: If you have weekly symptoms, try a controller medication to prevent your symptoms. Rescue inhalers are used for infrequent acute symptoms. All the best. ...Read more
What causes trachea spasms (which blocks air passage) whenever coughing occurs? Is that an asthma symptom?
Age dependent: The trachea of younger kids is somewhat rubbery, like a soft silicone or thin walled plastic. It does not spasm, like the soft walls of the gut, but it can and does vibrate enough to produce some odd sounds (the croup noise) common from ~6mo-6yr. In tracheo-malacia, (a transient condition) the walls are much weaker and actually cave in on each other, but soft walls not spasm is the problem. ...Read more
Due to a postnasal discharge I suffer from irritating trachea which in turn makes me constant coughing. What should I do?
The nose produces about a quart of mucus a day which by ciliary action goes down the back of your throat. The following possibilities need to be ruled out. 1.) nasal allergy, 2.) non-allergic rhinitis, 3. Rhino-sinusitis. 4.) nasal polyposis, 5.) adenoiditis.
(inflammation-of the back of nose).
Thus, you need a diagnosis. See an ENT doctor. Bottom line, you need to identify the cause of pnd. ...Read more
Took birth control pill, had slight coughing and phlegm after swallowing pill. Possible pill went down trachea? Will pill still be absorbed?
See doctor: After taking birth control pill, you had slight cough and phlegm because of little irritation in the throat. I f no couching or phlegm after that then there is nothing to worry about. The pill has gone in the stomach and will get absorbed. The pill in trachea will cause irritation in trachea, and cough etc. See the doctor if you have any problem. ...Read more
What would cause my throat by my trachea/larynx area to hurt severely; accompanied by wheezing, sob, deep/ barky caugh& sore chest. I am 24 w/asthma.?
Influenza: Sounds like you have an acute respiratory infection making your asthma worse. If you have an asthma treatment plan this is the point where you shift into the yellow zone using bronchodilators to relieve asthma symptoms & increasing the dose of controller medications. Get some fluids & Ibuprofen on board, call in sick, get plenty of rest, and if things are not stabilizing call or see your doctor. ...Read more
Trachea stenosis: Trachea stenosis.Get a more detailed answer ›
Tracheomalacia: The term tracheomalacia, is applied to the rubbery or floppy trachea some infants are born with. ...Read more
Thyroid: The thyroid gland can cause that, check with your doctor to see if it is enlarged. ...Read more
I have had dysphagia for years now and I believe to have found part of the problem...colllapsed trachea?
Not trachea: Dysphagia is difficulty in swallowing. Trachea is the main breathing tube. Collapsed trachea will cause a great deal of difficulty in breathing but not in swallowing. ...Read more
What are the symtoms of trachea damage? Can it be cured with proper medication or treated by under going surgery?
Trachea: Tracheal damage is very serious condition. If you suspect, please see ENT as soon as possible or go to er r. ...Read more
LERD & Dysphagia: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation) = lerd. Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, & even a higher risk of throat cancer. Dysphagia with gerd requires evaluation--please get checked. ...Read more