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waking up choking related to deviated septums?

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Dr. Allan Pont
Specializes in Endocrinology
No: There are several possibilities including reflux, asthma and sleep apnea. It should be pretty easy to figure out the cause

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A 32-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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 airway. The rescuer can immediately use the heimlich maneuver to pop the foreign object out of the way. See this link for detailed instructions on adults, infants, and oneself: http://heimlichinstitute.Com/page.Php?Id=34.
Dr. David Edsall
Anesthesiology 47 years experience
do not do Heimlich if the patient is trying to clear his throat or if the patient is awke unless patient agrees to have you do it.
Jan 27, 2012
Dr. Donald Vierling
Wound Care 46 years experience
The patient may need an emergency tracheostomy
Feb 2, 2012
CA
A 39-year-old member asked:

How come I have to eat things really slow and chew so much to swallow without choking?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Stricture?: It sounds like you may have an esophageal stricture. You should see a gastroenterologist.
A 39-year-old member asked:

If a choking person becomes unconscious, what steps should be taken?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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 there are resources where you can watch and learn at home.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How can you save yourself if you are choking and no one is around?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
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Chokin save yourself: Ram yourself onto the corner of a table or counter with the point driving up into your upper belly you have to do it hard as you will soon pass out and probably wont get another chance this can work and has in the past from stories I have heard and that have been on the news.
A 19-year-old member asked:

What are the 8 step if a choking person becomes unconscious, what steps should be taken to secure them assistance?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
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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 sharp forceful serious jerk upwards to cause the air in their lungs to blow out their mouth if they have already passed out lay them on their back and straddle their waist and put your hands together like as above and push upwards hard and fast once.

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