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it went down the wrong hole
« on: 27/04/2007 10:40:08 »
sometimes when eating, our food goes "down the wrong hole". What is the wrong hole and why does it make me start, coughing, chocking and make tears in my eyes.

ps, i am not a girlie crying 'cos im choking. it just makes your eyes water....honest.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 27/04/2007 15:11:22 »
I think the 'wrong hole' is the opening of the trachea. In other words, you've practically inhaled your food, and you are coughing and choking because you're trying to get it out of the airpassage.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 27/04/2007 15:15:49 »
I believe but may be wrong, but your throat has one place open for the smooth traveling of delicious goodness to ones stomach! There is also a nice route provided for the intake of lovely oxygen to travel into the lungs. I believe that when, "it goes down the wrong hole" that that, refers to your windpipe! and not you throat!Is your esophigus the food path?? I am not sure!
 

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« Reply #3 on: 27/04/2007 15:16:31 »
LOL you beat me stefan...LOL
 

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« Reply #4 on: 27/04/2007 18:01:22 »
Is your esophigus the food path?? I am not sure!

Yes, the esophagus is the route the food and drink takes to get to the stomach.

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« Reply #5 on: 27/04/2007 19:01:54 »

Please find the 'movie' about swallowing a semi-solid 'bolus':
food is black, air is white

« Last Edit: 27/04/2007 19:04:08 by iko »
 

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« Reply #6 on: 27/04/2007 19:45:54 »
Yep. My dad says that you should eat things slowly, incase it goes down the breathing hole. That's why, when you eat powder of some sort, ya know, fizzy powder and things. You should lick them, and not suck them up with air.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 27/04/2007 21:45:37 »
You lucky young man.
You have a wise, patient and experienced father to be proud of.
It is very important to know the basics of these simple things:
it is easy anatomy and shouldn't be restricted to nurses and docs.
You may simply save a life knowing how it works and what should be done.
Little kids swallow grapes or round objects frequently,
even little toys, and may choke to death in minutes.
You will have to ACT, quick.
Somebody else will call 911.
Little Big Seany IS fast.

ikod

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the key word for a web search could be: "foreign objects"
You lucky boy of the new www. millennium!
« Last Edit: 27/04/2007 22:39:06 by iko »
 

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« Reply #8 on: 27/04/2007 22:24:37 »
More pictures to see the rigid air tube (trachea) and the soft-flattened esophagous behind (food):

« Last Edit: 27/04/2007 22:36:38 by iko »
 

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« Reply #9 on: 27/04/2007 23:04:35 »
You lucky young man.
You have a wise, patient and experienced father to be proud of.
It is very important to know the basics of these simple things:
it is easy anatomy and shouldn't be restricted to nurses and docs.
You may simply save a life knowing how it works and what should be done.
Little kids swallow grapes or round objects frequently,
even little toys, and may choke to death in minutes.
You will have to ACT, quick.
Somebody else will call 911.
Little Big Seany IS fast.

ikod

P.S.
the key word for a web search could be: "foreign objects"
You lucky boy of the new www. millennium!


Tankz yoo! ;D
 

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