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What Causes Choking When You Are Not Eating Or Drinking
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
49 yo: grand mal and absent seizure this week in one day. No history. Healthy. CT and blood work ok. Can choking on drink be a cause? MRI & EEG in 2w
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?
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
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?
If you’re not having any pain or symptoms now, there should be no problem from swallowing a fishbone last night
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
My son was drinking pop today and started choking. He's 4. No need to worry about dry drowning correct?
I drink more then I eat n get chokeing feelin when I eat mild headache im afraid im drinking to much n gunna drown myself which I know is possible?
Seek care now: You need to see an ENT specialist to evaluate your swallowing. This is potentially serious. Do it now. Good luck, . ...Read more
Everytime I eat or drink something, I feel like choking and chest feel tight while breathing. Are these GERD symptons?
Bro thought son choking 2 days ago. Hands by neck. No other symptoms distress. Eat/drink normal. Noted cough today post run /drink. Sign lodged item? Has cold& history of cough after drink. Brother coughing too
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 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
I took a pill for allergys this morning and I started to choke after 10 minutes of choking the pill is stuck in my throat and drinking won't work?
Go to the ER: You need to go to an er for an evaluation. There is a chance that the pill could dislodge and end up in your lungs. ...Read more
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gurgling in throat be only symptoms object stuck in throat of 2 yo? He eat/drink ok. Cough in a.M. X 2 wk. Sis thought he choking 3/31. No distress except hands on throat. Dr sug x-ray. Think it's extreme.
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?
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