Aspiration

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Sammantha

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The past few weeks I have been waking a lot to either cough or swallow. The cough is from something irritating my throat and swallowin from pooling of saliva.. Even when I am sitting upright I can feel the irritation...I constantly clearing my throat and my chest hurts every morning from coughing.. I do not have a cold or chest infection......I have mild swallowing and chewing problems so this is weird, how can this happen but a piece of food doesnt cause me to choke?
 

Danijela

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From what I have been told and read, it is the liquids that lead to choking first (e.g. water, own saliva) rather than foods with some consistency. Dry foods (crisps, bacon, nuts, salad etc.) are also best avoided.

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Atsugi

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Medicare can provide a suction machine.
 
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