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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?

Go to ER: You can't. Particularly if choked recently, the issue is swelling, and concerning because it might get worse before better. Get looked at by dr asap to be safe. ...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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Last night while eating salmon I think I ingested a bone. It went down, no choking, am eating and drinking fine, no pain. Should I be worried?

Sounds OK!: If you’re not having any pain or symptoms now, there should be no problem from swallowing a fishbone last night

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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. He's 4. No need to worry about dry drowning correct?

My son was drinking pop today and started choking. He's 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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Very bad cough, with mucus build up this morning upon awakening I coughed and had I found myself gasping for breath and straining to fetch the stuff up, noting came up. I had choking feeling, and got very nervous. I felt better after drinking lots of wat

The: The only situations I have heard of anyone choking from mucous is in an elderly person that lived alone and was not able to clear their airway by coughing, however this is very rare.
What medication are you allergic to? If you have a bronchitis or pneumonia you may need antibiotics, there are many to choose from if allergies are a concern. Drinking water will help thin the mucous secretions along with a daily anti-histamine. I suggest you go back to your doctor for alternative treatment options.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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Solid food feels like it gets stuck in my throat. What could be causing this? I'm afraid to eat in fear of choking. I try to drink and it don't go do

Solid food feels like it gets stuck in my throat. What could be causing this? I'm afraid to eat in fear of choking. I try to drink and it don't go do

Restriction: Sometimes if there is narrowing of your esophagus this can cause the feeling of food getting stuck in your throat. There are also other conditions that can cause webs in the esophagus which in turn will cause this sensation. Recommend you see your doctor or a Gastroenterologist as soon s possible. More testing may need to be done to find out the cause. ...Read more

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This evening a family member saw my 2 yo putting his hands around his throat like he was choking. They ran him over to me he was fine smiling. He's eaing & drinking. Slight cough. Should I worry?

No.: Sounds like your toddler was simply being a toddler and held his throat for a moment - babies do not know the universal sign for choking, :)
if he is smiling, pink, breathing normally, eating/ drinking and wetting normally he sounds just fine. ...Read more

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Trouble swallowing after a near choking incident about a month ago, I have been having problems swallowing food/ not liquids, I can feel the food in the throat and it does'nt go down, if I drink too much fluid to try and wash it down, it may come up but I

Trouble swallowing after a near choking incident about a month ago, I have been having problems swallowing food/ not liquids, I can feel the food in the throat and it does'nt go down, if I drink too much fluid to try and wash it down, it may come up but I

See ENT specialist: The swallowing issues as well as the earlier choking episode needs investigation. Acid reflux into your throat (lpr) can irritate the delicate membranes in and around the voice box. This irritation can include swelling that can affect your swallowing. See an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Whenever my 7 week old baby drinks her milk fast she coughs, is it bc she chokes? Is it something to worry or it happens? Does reflux causes choking?

Whenever my 7 week old baby drinks her milk fast she coughs, is it bc she chokes? Is it something to worry or it happens? Does reflux causes choking?

Yes it can: But if too much milk comes out of the bottle. Also it can cause baby to choke
make sure the nipple hole is not too large
try to keep the head upright while feeding and burp after each ounce ...Read more

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Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

Why does my 4 month old baby start choking even when he/she is not eating?

GERD: The symptoms of reflux do not have to be in sync with timings of food intake. Babies can present with simple spitting to choking to wheezing. ...Read more

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