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I gargled with Salt water and a little bit of it accidentally went down the wrong pipe and could be in my lungs. Can I dry drown? I'm panicking now..

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Dr. Julan Crane
Pediatrics

In brief: Drowning

Nope. You can't drown. You will be OK

In brief: Drowning

Nope. You can't drown. You will be OK
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine

In brief: Aspiration

Mechanical aspiration or choking is very common and a good cough reflex is usually all that is needed.
Sometimes, due to small food particles may result in prolonged irritative cough until the foreign body gets dislodged. I would still suggest that you mention this episode with the subsequent panic attack to your treating physician.

In brief: Aspiration

Mechanical aspiration or choking is very common and a good cough reflex is usually all that is needed.
Sometimes, due to small food particles may result in prolonged irritative cough until the foreign body gets dislodged. I would still suggest that you mention this episode with the subsequent panic attack to your treating physician.
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