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Possibility of aspiration pneumonia if toddler drinking, coughed, started to spit up & swallowed back down. All while laying. Would symptoms be immediate?

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Dr. Errol Ozdalga
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: Yes

Sounds like he has a normal gag reflex (to help get stuff out or airways that shouldn't be there).
It's not uncommon to spit up and cough if goes down wrong tube. Symptoms such as breathing issues or becoming agitated would be somewhat immediate.

In brief: Yes

Sounds like he has a normal gag reflex (to help get stuff out or airways that shouldn't be there).
It's not uncommon to spit up and cough if goes down wrong tube. Symptoms such as breathing issues or becoming agitated would be somewhat immediate.
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