What are the symptoms of an object stuck in a child's airway?
An object can become stuck in the airway at any age but is most common in children younger than age 3. Although a child may not have any symptoms when something is stuck in his or her airway, any of the following symptoms may occur:
- Rapid, noisy, or high-pitched breathing
- Increased drooling
- Difficult, painful swallowing, or the complete inability to swallow
- Refusal to eat solids
- Pain in the neck, chest, or abdomen