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A 42-year-old member asked:

Would it be a problem to pat someone's back if they're choking on nothing?

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Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Choking: If someone is choking it is in response to a stimulus - it could just be mucus draining down the throat - not nothing. Patting someone on the back will not hurt, doing a heimlich maneuver inappropriately could harm however.
Last updated Feb 18, 2015

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