I had an acute choking episode yesterday, and although I coughed really hard for around half an hour, I was unable to dislodge the food that caused it (most likely a grain of rice). Today, my lungs feel like I've had a thorough kicking, and my breathing is really wheezy. Every few minutes, I have a short gasp which seems to be a reflex, as though I'm not getting quite enough oxygen in. Coughing and even yawning are painful. I'm concerned that the rice remains in my airway and is continuing to compromise my breathing. I'm also wondering if it will cause a chest infection if it travels down and lodges in my lung (or may already have done so). Does anyone have experience of this? Should I see my doctor?
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