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Forum Name: Miscellaneous Chest Diseases

Question: Inhalation of drinking water


 mpk - Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:26 pm

Choked rather badly while drinking a glass of water, far worse than I ever have before. Spent quite a while coughing. Is this something to see a doctor about, or will it resolve itself?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:45 pm

User avatar Most likely this will resolve on its own. In some cases it can cause pneumonia. So, if you have breathing difficulties that persist, you should see your doctor.

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