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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Self heimlich: Perform a self heinrich maneuver or do it against a chair find anyone else nearby who might be able to do it.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Smaller: Eat small bites and slowly. It needs to be coated with saliva for better digestion and lubrication down your esophagus.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: CPR will give you the best guidelines on what to do in the instance when someone is choking and/ coughing hard. It is imperative that you learn bls, ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: This may very well be acid reflux. The other possibility is aspiration, less likely. He should be evaluated.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky White
19 years experience in Pediatrics
Call 911: Call 911 and use-the heimlich maneuver. Wrap arms around abdomen with thumb side of hand pressing into belly button and thrust upwards towards ribs.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Unclear: Many people with GERD have the sensation food is stuck in the throat. Probably related to the brain mis-perceiving sensory information from the throat ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
NPO: Patients are kept from eating or drinking before surgery for 6-12 hours whenever possible to prevent this--reflux of stomach acid can still occur. Ref ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
ANXIETY/PHOBIA WB: You need to purchase the anxiety and phobia workbook . This will explain medication , diet and alternative strategies. I usually start a short actin ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fred Levin
44 years experience in Gastroenterology
very unlikely cancer: Esophageal cancer is much more common in men than women. If your prior egd did not show barrett's esophagus then your chances of developing esophageal ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Face the fear: To be brave, act brave. Most choking isn't cancer or untreatable disease. Transient chest pains are often the knife-like "stitch" from a brief fold i ... Read More

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