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Tickle at base of throat near sternum Feels like I need to cough to get rid of it but it still tickles. Am I aspirating? Can drink water fine no cough

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Dr. Hugh Sims
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Aspiration

Aspiration occurs when a foreign substance gains entrance through the larynx to the trachea and/or lungs.
Aspiration typically occurs while eating or drinking. Other swallowing issues or vocal issues that occur with aspiration should be evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Aspiration

Aspiration occurs when a foreign substance gains entrance through the larynx to the trachea and/or lungs.
Aspiration typically occurs while eating or drinking. Other swallowing issues or vocal issues that occur with aspiration should be evaluated by a physician.
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