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Hi doc I was eating some cocoa powder and choked on some. I started coughing. Anyhow. Will I be all right?? Am I in danger of aspiration pneumonia? I am so scared right now I looked it up online . Is there a possibility?

Thank you for your time .

Anta

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Hello
Sorry for the late reply.
By now you would know that it does not cause aspiration pneumonia.
However eating cocoa powder or cinnamon on their own can cause severe choking which can be life threatening based on quantity consumed.
Such good items should never be consumed on their own.

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Neha Dahiya MD

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Help patients understand the medical terminology of their lab results and / or tissue biopsy reports.

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I am a pathologist and director of clinical laboratory services. I have been a practicing pathologist for last 9 years in a 350 bed multi specialty hospital laboratory in India.

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