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Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

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Dr. Joshua Batt
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In brief: Breathing Difficulty

Odd airway noises such as wheezing or high pitched stridors can suggest a foreign body in the airways.
If the object is higher these sounds can be heard. If it is in the lower airways, no audible noises may be heard until inflammation occurs at which time one would expect fevers, cough and sputum production to also be present. It is wise to see your doctor get an xray to look.

In brief: Breathing Difficulty

Odd airway noises such as wheezing or high pitched stridors can suggest a foreign body in the airways.
If the object is higher these sounds can be heard. If it is in the lower airways, no audible noises may be heard until inflammation occurs at which time one would expect fevers, cough and sputum production to also be present. It is wise to see your doctor get an xray to look.
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