What Are The Physical Effects Of Inhalants?

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Definition

If you breathe a foreign object into your nose, mouth, or respiratory tract, it may become stuck and cause breathing problems. It can also lead to inflammation and infection.

If you swallow a foreign object, it can get stuck along the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This can lead to infection or bleeding.

See also: Choking


Alternative Names

Obstructed airway; Blocked airway


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Children age 1 to 3 are most like to swallow or breathe in a foreign object, such as a coin, marble,...

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