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74 Possible Causes for Choking, Cough, Foaming at the Mouth

  • Acid Ingestion

    Well, you could choke, your stomach acid will erode your esophagus, the substance you swallowed could be harmful to your lungs or esophagus, and you’ll become severely dehydrated[txfx.net] Tracheoesophageal Fistula after Acid Ingestion Sir, A 15 years girl presented with the complaints of bouts of cough during meals and difficulty in deglutition mainly for solid[japi.org] Vomiting, with blood Vision loss Symptoms from breathing in the poison may include: Bluish skin, lips, and fingernails Breathing difficulty Body weakness Chest pain (tightness) Choking[medlineplus.gov]

  • Pulmonary Edema

    The episode started shortly after a short choking episode with a cookie.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] High altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) is a form of high altitude illness characterized by cough, dyspnea upon exertion progressing to dyspnea at rest and eventual death, seen[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, a detailed history yielded an episode of preflight choking relieved by the Heimlich maneuver.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Inhalation of Phosgene Gas

    Choking agents. GlobalSecurity.org website. 2011. . Accessed February 26, 2014. US Department of Health and Human Services. Choking agents.[centerforhealthsecurity.org] Chronic exposure damages the lungs; repeated exposure can lead to bronchitis with coughing or shortness of breath.[pbs.org] […] men with gas, when all were prepared to admit that it was allowable to blow the bottom out of an ironclad at midnight, throwing four or five hundred men into the sea to be choked[books.google.com]

  • Foreign Body Aspiration

    Choking is defined as the interruption of respiration due to the internal obstruction of the airway.[accesspediatrics.mhmedical.com] Abstract Severe failure to thrive (FTT) in a child with asthma and a persistent cough should not be explained solely by asthma and warrants a thorough and prompt evaluation[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Of the patients, 22 (53%) had cough, 7 (17%) had dyspnea, 3 had (8%) wheezing, 2 (4%) had cyanosis, 2 (4%) had foam at mouth and 1(% 2) had recurrent pulmonary infections.[omicsonline.org]

  • Exposure to Ammonia

    Transboundary Air Pollutants (LRTAP); and the Gothenburg UN/ECE Protocol to abate acidification, eutrophication (where over-fertilisation causes water bodies to become "choked[apps.sepa.org.uk] It is extremely irritating, you start coughing and sneezing, and the first thing you want to do is get the hell out of there.”[healthland.time.com] Medical Management Guidelines Respiratory Agents, such as Choking, Lung, or Pulmonary ones, cause severe irritation/swelling to the respiratory tract.[sccgov.org]

  • Inhalation of Cadmium Fumes

    Ingested cadmium poisoning causes symptoms of: shock vertigo choking salivation dyspepsia convulsions abdominal pain muscle cramps nausea, vomiting loss of consciousness Breathing[healthblurbs.com] Consumption of cadmium can cause shock, loss of consciousness, salivation, abdominal pain, choking, vertigo, muscle cramps, nausea, vomiting, and convulsions.[buzzle.com] Treat pulmonary edema as a priority, even if no symptoms (i.e. wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, etc.) are apparent.[espimetals.com]

  • Esophageal Atresia

    The disorder is usually detected shortly after birth when the infant tries to feed and then coughs, chokes, and turns blue.[nlm.nih.gov] It presents immediately after birth with cyanotic attacks, foaming at the mouth, and coughing, and prevents any attempts to pass a feeding tube into the stomach.[amboss.com] After birth, the condition may be suspected if the infant chokes, coughs, and turns blue when attempting to eat.[columbiadoctors.org]

  • Toxic Effect of Corrosive Substances

    Smaller particles, or those breathed in by mouth, settle on the walls of the upper respiratory tract or throat and are coughed up and either ejected or swallowed.[jc.um.edu.mt] The burn you feel when using bleach products or the coughing you may experience is a sign of the corrosive properties of bleach in your body.[sustainablebabysteps.com] Response of the Body Irritation: Respiratory: Chemicals can irritate the nose and upper respiratory tract causing sneezing, coughing and, in some cases, bronchitis.[jc.um.edu.mt]

  • Toxic Effect of Corrosive Alkalis

    Airway burns may cause coughing, tachypnea, or stridor.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Botulism

    Babies may have constipation, poor sucking and feeding, choking and gagging, a weak feeble cry, reduced movements of the limbs, inability to control head movements, increasing[conditions.health.qld.gov.au] Key respiratory indicators that should be monitored include pulse oximetry, blood gas analysis, and ventilatory status, along with clinical abilities related to coughing,[cancertherapyadvisor.com] Symptoms of botulism in babies Symptoms of botulism in babies include: constipation poor sucking and feeding choking and gagging weak, feeble cry reduced movements of the[betterhealth.vic.gov.au]

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