I'm well aware of the health effects of aspirating solid food and liquids, but I'm interested in the reaction of the body on the biological level to the strange body on our lungs.
After I almost aspirated corn, I started to wander: what does the body do when food got on our lungs?
Will it be eventually absorbed? Destroyed by our white cells? Or just lie there forever until it fully decomposes?
The body has mechanisms to prevent food to get into the lungs, so the body is aware that eventually some food will get into the lungs. As a result, it makes sense to believe that our body would have a mechanism to deal with such issue if all other mechanisms fail ( coughing and etc.,) yet I couldn't find anything on Google.