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I fell asleep on the couch with a piece of gum. I afraid I

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I fell asleep on the couch with a piece of gum. I afraid I swallowed and went down my win pipe. Woke up coughing. I have been feeling light headed, tension on my chest, and I feel as if something is lodge in my throat.
JA: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?
Customer: A day and I feel light headed and headache.
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 12 months ago.

Hello,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr Saha, I shall try my best to help you.
It is unlikely that chewing gum has gone through wind pipe.
It would cause choking,
However, coughing, pressure feeling in chest, headache etc. can be from an infection.
Viral or bacterial infection can be there.
I would suggest to take an examination by doctor.
He can take chest X ray, blood work.
Please take plenty of fluid.
Tylenol can be taken.
I hope this information helps.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
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Regards.