Had hot food go dwn wrong pipe & now my

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Q: Had hot food go dwn wrong pipe & now my chest is badly bruised

Symptoms:  Hard to breathe and my chest feels real heavy
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Doctor

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor. We are here to help you.

If you have aspirated your food with such an apparent bruise as seen in photograph, you require evaluation as it can cause Aspiration Pneumonitis.
I would advise you to get:
1. Upper GI Endoscopy
2. Chest X-ray.
For symptomatic relief, you can take Syrup Digene. Also, you can take a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone.
If you are coughing, then you need to go to ER now.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

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