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Watermelon(feels)went down wind pipe. Voice hoarse, chest slightly heavy, coughing. Does any food cause pneumonia that enter lungs? Worried.

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Aspiration

Usually, when we choke, we don't actually let the food into the lungs.
On rare occasion, it can happen though. Concerning symptoms include continuing cough, fevers and chest pains. Food in the lungs is always bad news. Seek the care of a hospital/center that can evaluate you for this. Aspiration pneumonia is a VERY SERIOUS matter.

In brief: Aspiration

Usually, when we choke, we don't actually let the food into the lungs.
On rare occasion, it can happen though. Concerning symptoms include continuing cough, fevers and chest pains. Food in the lungs is always bad news. Seek the care of a hospital/center that can evaluate you for this. Aspiration pneumonia is a VERY SERIOUS matter.
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