I was eating some dessert that was covered in cocoa powder and I accidentally inhaled some right through my mouth and into my lungs. I coughed for awhile and was irritated and now I fear aspiration pneumonia. Is this likely? I am an otherwise healthy adult. Also, when would symptoms appear if I were to get sick?
Will I get aspiration pneumonia?
Question posted by suzzanuzza on 11 Aug 2014
Last updated on 10 August 2014 by kaismama
No. You had the normal response which gets it out of there. People who get into trouble with aspiration don't have that 'reflex.
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