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Can choking on a drink of water cause drowning?

No: Choking on water will not cause wet drowning. But possible to have dry drowning if you have difficultly swallowing and you air way closed on you because of a cup of water. ...Read more

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In June, I began choking or aspirating when I drink liquids. Happens at least once a day and often feels the wind is knocked out of me. Causes?

In June, I began choking or aspirating when I drink liquids. Happens at least once a day and often feels the wind is knocked out of me. Causes?

Everybody chokes: occasionally when drinking liquids--"Oops, it went down the wrong pipe!" but a daily occurrence is a little too often. It suggests a problem with the laryngeal muscles or vocal cords. Make sure you aren't inhaling at the same time you are drinking. If it continues happening this frequently, a visit to an ENT specialist is in order. Good wishes:) ...Read more

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I was eating and got choked now when i try to eat or drink it instantly comes up and i feel like i'm choking. How do I fix this?

I was eating and got choked now when i try to eat or drink it instantly comes up and i feel like i'm choking. How do I fix this?

Question is vague..: Question is vague - were you choked by someone else? Did you get a choking sensation while eating and food didn't go down? Does it happen all the time now. Are you able to hold any food or fluids down? Answers to all of these questions would determine the proper recourse to help you. ...Read more

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Choking for no reason without eating or drinking. What should I do?

Choking for no reason without eating or drinking. What should I do?

See a doctor: You need some type of evaluation--there could be a lot of causes and without a more detailed history, exam and studies no one can give you the answer. ...Read more

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Feels like mucus stuck inside throat which gets worse after drinking water or eating help? Whenever i drink fell like choking on mucus, i have to spit

Feels like mucus stuck inside throat which gets worse after drinking water or eating help? Whenever i drink fell like choking on mucus, i have to spit

Excessive mucous: Do you have allergies? There are medications that help reduce mucous production. You can see a board certifies otolaryngologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My son was drinking pop today and started choking. Hes 4. No need to worry about dry drowning correct?

My son was drinking pop today and started choking. Hes 4. No need to worry about dry drowning correct?

No: You mean worry about aspiration, if he coughed it up and now breathing fine, no need to worry, if otherwise, having severe cough, changed colors, difficult breathing, please take him to ER or call EMS, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Everytime i eat or drink something, i feel like choking and chest feel tight while breathing. Are these GERD symptons?

Everytime i eat or drink something, i feel like choking and chest feel tight while breathing. Are these GERD symptons?

Possibly: .... And can be a sign of atypical or an extra intestinal manifestation of gerd. However, given the nature of your symptoms, i would consult your physician just to make sure it is not something more serious. ...Read more

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