Aspiration pneumonia (Inhalation pneumonia, Foreign body pneumonia)

Symptoms: first sign is cough (productive or dry), accelerated pulse, dyspnea, discomfort and inapettence with pain. Later, lethargy develops followed by wheezing sounds during breathing.

Cause: Oral administration of liquid or solid products by intubation or using excessive force (usually different pills, water etc)

Duration: ours to days

First aid: none

Urgency: immediately

Prevention: attention during oral administration of different products

 Treatment: rest, broad spectrum antibiotics, infusions, soft palatable diet

Therapy success: 50 to 100%

Convalescence: few days to few weeks