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If a choking person becomes unconscious what steps should be taken to secure them assistance

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Heimlich maneuver: If a person is seen choking and then goes unconscious, the rescuer can assume that the victim cannot breathe because of a foreign object blocking the ... Read More
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience Gastroenterology
Choking: Calm yourself apply heimlich by standing behind the person reaching around making afist with one had and cupping it with the other and applying a shar ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Bloom
43 years experience Anesthesiology
911, Heimlich, CPR: If the person is already unconscious, first call 911, then try a heimlich maneuver. If that is unsuccessful, check for a pulse and start cpr. Unless ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
22 years experience Family Medicine
Learn CPR: I recommend you contact your local red cross or american heart association and take a CPR course. If you go to google you can look up CPR anytime and ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Can't decide: Both can be life threatening; loss of consciousness during choking is a progression nearer to death. Loss of consciousness can ocurr in many cases an ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Reflux: People with reflux disease wake up when their stomach contents reflux into their throats and from their into their airways.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Heimlich maneuver: Is the person's airway actually obstructed? If he is coughing or talking, he may fix himself without assistance. By trying to help him you may actuall ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is called the : Heimlich maneuver.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Observation: If it is just saliva, the best solution is letting the affected person cough it out. As long as they can talk or breathe, just keep an eye on them. If ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Foster
43 years experience Psychiatry
See your pcp: for exam and proper diagnosis. First you must rule out medical causes for choking feeling. If all points to psychological causes, ask your doc for ref ... Read More

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