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Coughing up water?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Coughing

Coughing "water" sounds concerning and may be an indication of aspiration occurring during drinking liquids.
This would require an evaluation by a speech/swallow therapist and potentially an ent. Coughing in general indicated irritation in the airway at some level between the vocal cords and the lungs themselves. Producing enough fluid of any kind (mucus being common) should be evaluated.

In brief: Coughing

Coughing "water" sounds concerning and may be an indication of aspiration occurring during drinking liquids.
This would require an evaluation by a speech/swallow therapist and potentially an ent. Coughing in general indicated irritation in the airway at some level between the vocal cords and the lungs themselves. Producing enough fluid of any kind (mucus being common) should be evaluated.
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