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My 1.5 yo was drinking yesterday, coughed, spit up & swallowed it down. What is possibility of aspiration pneumonia? How soon & symptoms do I look for?

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Dr. Jay Park
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In brief: Quite unusual

Aspiration pneumonia in children with normal gag reflex and immune function is very unusual.
If they do develop one, tachypnea (rapid breathing) and coughing will be the early signs.

In brief: Quite unusual

Aspiration pneumonia in children with normal gag reflex and immune function is very unusual.
If they do develop one, tachypnea (rapid breathing) and coughing will be the early signs.
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