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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:27 PM
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Doctors or Nurses: I inhaled a ramen noodle but can't cough it out!
Will I be okay?

What happens to the ramen noodle?
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:31 PM
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1. I did some googling, a wide variety of discussions with a wide mix of
knowledge and speculation.

General concensus seems to be:

You will cough it out (or already have)

it didn't really go into your lung as you fear, the odd entry into your throat (inhaling) just makes it feel that way

even if it is in fact in your lung, its small and will either be swept out or, worst case scenario, will eventually be broken down but won't really hurt much.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:32 PM
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3. That was sweet of you. Thanks for the trouble!
I was afraid of an infection or something...
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:39 PM
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9. there is the risk of that, but it doesn't seem likely
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Twist_U_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:31 PM
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2. Im not a Dr. but I stayed at the Holiday Inn last night.
I say youll be fine.
How long was it ?
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:32 PM
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4. 2-3 inches maybe? Very thin too.
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Twist_U_Up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:36 PM
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7. Thats a good size peice to come up missing.
Just be glad it wasnt a pretzel. I hear choking on those cause brain damage. Just look at dubya.
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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:35 PM
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5. I am not a medical adviser but
one time I was riding my bike and I inhaled a bug. I thought that it was in my lung for sure. I had given up hope of ever seeing that thing. About 20 minutes later I coughed it up. There is still a chance that you will see that noodle again. Good luck with that. Peace, Kim
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:35 PM
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6. Ewwwww!
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:38 PM
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8. Stand on your head...
... and cough.

Seriously, lay face down on a bed and slide the upper part of your body off the bed until you're standing on your folded arms and head. Then cough.

Worked for me.
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Bonobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:42 PM
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10. Thanks, I think first poster was right. It just felt like I inhaled it but actually
probably coughed it up and re-ate it...

Thanks everyone!

I love you DU!

:pals:
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PurpleChez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:42 PM
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11. From what I saw on TV the other night
If you send $207 (yes...the exact amount was specified) you will receive God's passover blessing. Maybe you could use that with your noodle problem.

Don't mean to joke...I hope you're feeling better. I guess I did mean to joke. Or I wouldn't have written it. But I still hope you're feeling better.

BTW: the ramen noodle will go to a better place.
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DKRC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:44 PM
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12. My Ramen-aficianado daughter says to
pray to the Gods of Cheese Whiz that you laugh so hard you *SNARF* it out your nose.

She's 13 is all I can say to account for her advice ... :evilgrin:
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-13-07 11:45 PM
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13. Lock.
This thread concerns medical advice.
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