Drugs Such As Have Not Been Swallowed And Apparently Still In The Throat?

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hello doctor, I want to ask. I took a pill-shaped vitamin before but I felt the pill actually entered the trachea, but I didn’t immediately choke badly or did I just feel in the neck the pill was still not swallowed alias there was a sense of feeling odd and now it feels pretty disturbing and uncomfortable when swallowing, what’s the advice? I’m afraid the problem: “” ((

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Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Starting from the mouth and nose, our necks are divided into two channels, the esophagus which is the digestive tract (toward the stomach and intestines), and the throat which is the airway (toward the lungs). The body has certain mechanisms so that everything stays in its own path.


Including if there is food or drink that has already entered the airway, for example due to eating while talking or certain neurological disorders, the body also has a mechanism to excrete it, namely by coughing or a condition that we call choking. This choking condition, as long as the object has not come out, then we will continue to cough, and if the object is large enough to block the airway, we will feel tightness and difficulty breathing. At a minimum, the sound of our breath will sound because there is air passing through a narrow gap. The point is that we want to convey, if there really is an object that is blocking the airway, there must be symptoms that are clearly very disturbing.


So regarding your case, if indeed the pill entered the airway, you must be choking. If you do not feel choked but just feel there is a lump, it does not mean there must be a pill there. The pill may be related to the esophagus, or the taste you are experiencing is a side effect of the drug, or the medicine you are taking is too long in the esophagus so that it even causes inflammation, especially if the consumption is without the aid of water.


Therefore, you do not need to worry too much. Consume lots of warm water or eat solid food, and if it doesn't improve or feels very annoying, check with your doctor for further treatment. So, hopefully answering your question.

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