Choking, Cough And Gagging

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

These symptoms and signs occur with a wide variety of medical conditions. A viral infection causes the common cold, and most people recover on their own. Bronchitis with increased mucus production in the airways can lead to intense coughing with associated gagging. A viral infection usually causes acute bronchitis and does not require antibiotics. For persistent symptoms and signs, contact your medical provider. A swallowed object stuck in the throat or the esophagus can cause you to cough, gag, or choke. You should seek medical care.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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