Inhaled a bug!

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Inhaled a bug!

Postby thomashouseman » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:19 pm

Riding home today I inhaled a bug. Felt it go right in well. Was going all out at the time.

Haven't stopped coughing for more than 5 minutes at a time for about 2 hours now. Should I expect it to finally come up in one big lungy glob? What happens to it when you inhale one?

I knew an old lady who swallowed a fly....

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby Parker » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:23 pm

drink some water?

I swallowed a heap of flies on the weekend, some came up, others went down... all is good.

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby JustJames » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:25 pm

It's very unlikely that it will lay eggs in the yummy, warm, moist pink tissue of your alveoli.







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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby Mrfenejeans » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:46 pm

Only one??? I've lost count how many bugs I've inhaled/swallowed.

Whats worse is when they get stuck in your mouth first and you get a very weird taste from them.

thomashouseman wrote: What happens to it when you inhale one?


They add a small dose of extra protien to your diet.
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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby Parker » Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:56 pm

I can't believe flies don't get a mention as having protein... should have shut my mouth!

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby thomashouseman » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:13 pm

Oh I've swallowed plenty... never inhaled one into a lung before though.... not pleasant!

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby ball bearing » Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:34 pm

This is the season that I wear a fly net over my helmet and face. Spring = pollen and flies by the zillions.

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:48 pm

And the fishnets keep the fish out

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby moosterbounce » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:53 pm

Parker wrote:should have shut my mouth!


Now I'm just going to let that one slide right on by... :wink:

I had a fly attack my tonsils during my dog training on the weekend. Looks bad when the instructor starts hoiking up goobies!!

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby HelmutHerr » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:00 pm

It's so hard to keep creepy crawlies out of food production lines that there are standards for vermin content.

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby Parker » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:01 pm

moosterbounce wrote:
Parker wrote:should have shut my mouth!


Now I'm just going to let that one slide right on by... :wink:

I had a fly attack my tonsils during my dog training on the weekend. Looks bad when the instructor starts hoiking up goobies!!

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby wombatK » Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:36 pm

Mrfenejeans wrote:
thomashouseman wrote: What happens to it when you inhale one?


They add a small dose of extra protien to your diet.

Only if you swallow them. Inhaling food is not a good idea. Nothing in the
lungs can absorb the protein, other than a pneumonia that could kill you.

Pretty unlikely one bug would do that to a fit young person - have a
peaceful nights sleep thomas :)

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:54 pm

ball bearing wrote:This is the season that I wear a fly net over my helmet and face. Spring = pollen and flies by the zillions.


Come on, man up a bit. Catch and spit.
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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby Lukeyboy » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:06 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:
ball bearing wrote:This is the season that I wear a fly net over my helmet and face. Spring = pollen and flies by the zillions.


Come on, man up a bit. Catch and spit.


You man up. Catch and eat :P :P :P :P
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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby thomashouseman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:10 pm

No coughing today, but was still coughing right up to bed time last night. I'm hoping I coughed it up in my sleep. :shock:

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby gorilla monsoon » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:20 pm

Did you see a sodden black creepy on your pillow in the morning? If not, then no, you didn't. Unless you reswallowed, in which case you probably had no need for breakfast.
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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby thomashouseman » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:30 pm

gorilla monsoon wrote:Did you see a sodden black creepy on your pillow in the morning? If not, then no, you didn't. Unless you reswallowed, in which case you probably had no need for breakfast.


Yeah I had a late breakfast. Just wasn't hungry for some reason. :cry:

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Re: Inhaled a bug!

Postby greyhoundtom » Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:53 pm

From your original post it would appear that the bug was inhaled into the airways of the lungs.

While its gross to have something like this happen it won’t stay there, and eventually you will cough it up (probably in small pieces) as the air passages have small hair like protuberances that continually expel dust etc. that finds it’s way into this area.

You could possibly speed up the process by taking a expectorant cough mixture for a couple of days as this will thin the mucus, and should make it easier to cough it out.

Drinking extra water for a couple of days will also help to thin the mucus in the airways.

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