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I swallowed a prenatal capsule vitamin pill and think it went

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I swallowed a prenatal capsule vitamin pill and think it went down my windpipe. I can still breathe fine but it feels weird and I can't cough it out. is this bad?

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Usually a vitamin pill is large enough to cause cough spasms if gone down wrong way.

Mysticdoc :

Probably the pill may have beengone down to your stomach.

Mysticdoc :

However, please watch out for any breathing difficulty, coughing episodes within next 3 hours.

Mysticdoc :

If no other symptoms, then there is nothing to worry.

Customer:

it feels weird to the right of my throat. I don't feel it when I swallow though. could it still be stuck? will it be ok to dissolve?

Mysticdoc :

this is likely due to the irritation caused by the pill.

Mysticdoc :

You can try drinking more fluids and milk.

Mysticdoc :

Also maalox liquid may be helpful.

Customer:

ok. I came off a night shift. is it ok for me to sleep now? or should I stay up for three hours first?

Mysticdoc :

You can sleep but sleep on your tummy or on the side.

Customer:

ok. thanks very much!

Mysticdoc :

THis prevents any choking issue.

Mysticdoc :

very welcome

Mysticdoc :

It was my pleasure to help you today.
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