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Cough, choked on food, had wheezing. Why?

Earlier today my 15 month old choked on something, it looked like food when she coughed it up. She coughed off and on for a little while and everthing seemed fine. I gave her a bath and was holding her and noticed that she has a little wheezing. Could this be from her throat being scratched? She is eating, talking, playing, and nursing as normal. The only difference we notice it the little wheeze. Should I take her to the hospital?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Yes. You should take your child to doctor. Complete examination and auscultation are required to rule out aspiration. (particularly when you are hearing abnormal sounds on breathing)

Does she have any rapid breathing?

Are there any retractions when she breaths.

A thorough examination by your doctor followed by X ray chest (if required) are essential.

Hope this helps.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

There is no doubt that the child should be seen by a doctor...
Wheezing is mostly from bronchial asthma and is heard in expiration - because of obstruction from spasm and/or swelling...
In obstruction above (vocal cord), it is during inspiration...
It is generalised / if not, the obstruction is focal...
Take the child to the hospital / get her examined...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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