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nilcarborundum Thu 08-Aug-19 10:50:47

What happens when you inhale liquid into your airways?
After a knee op I’ve had to sleep sitting up. Consequently I snore and my mouth gets dry. A couple of nights ago I took a drink from my flask and fell asleep straight away without swallowing. Next thing I knew I was choking and spluttering and I think I inhaled some. I now have the symptoms of a chest infection ( I have asthma as well)
Should I bother my doctor with this?

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SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Thu 08-Aug-19 10:54:24

Should I bother my doctor with this?

Yes, absolutely, especially as you have asthma. You can develop pneumonia from breathing a large amount of food or drink.

NotSoThinLizzy Thu 08-Aug-19 11:28:27

Yep worth bothering a gp even without the whole water thing. Asthma and chest infections dont mix

nilcarborundum Thu 08-Aug-19 12:01:14

Thanks for the replies! I've been putting off going, but I didn't realise you could get pneumonia 😐

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