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Can you dry drown by having soda go down the wrong way and you didn't cough right away?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Pediatrics

In brief: Depends on volume

of soda inhaled and sugar content, but not possible with just one swallow as cough reflexes usually prevent multiple.
Unfortunately if one were really intoxicated or did not have normal reflexes, etc.one could get aspiration pneumonia, etc. which could leave one very ill. In a resuscitation, life saving meds are occasionally given into the trachea if iv access is not available.,

In brief: Depends on volume

of soda inhaled and sugar content, but not possible with just one swallow as cough reflexes usually prevent multiple.
Unfortunately if one were really intoxicated or did not have normal reflexes, etc.one could get aspiration pneumonia, etc. which could leave one very ill. In a resuscitation, life saving meds are occasionally given into the trachea if iv access is not available.,
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