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About 45 minutes ago I took two Tylenol and ate

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Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019
Question: About 45 minutes ago I took two Tylenol and ate some candy. It went down the wrong tube I now feel as though there is cotton in my throat and I cannot stop coughing. What can I do?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
There is nothing serious.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

I think you can't do anything to help with cough and cotton feeling.
Cough is a reflex that in this case occurs when food goes in trachea instead of oesophagus.
Having cough will help you to put the food particles out. Also an inflammation is formed in trachea that gives the bad cotton feeling.
I think is better not to stop cough because it puts particle out. I think this symptoms may last all day and getting well as time passes.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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About 45 minutes ago I took two Tylenol and ate

Brief Answer: There is nothing serious. Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. I read your query and here is my advice. I think you can't do anything to help with cough and cotton feeling. Cough is a reflex that in this case occurs when food goes in trachea instead of oesophagus. Having cough will help you to put the food particles out. Also an inflammation is formed in trachea that gives the bad cotton feeling. I think is better not to stop cough because it puts particle out. I think this symptoms may last all day and getting well as time passes. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.