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Choking On Food
Self heimlich: Perform a self heinrich maneuver or do it against a chair find anyone else nearby who might be able to do it. ...Read more
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, basic life support. You can find classes at your local hospital, many community programs and the american red cross chapter nearest you. ...Read more
Everytime my boyfriend eats he gags. Its not from choking on food its just from eating. It makes him nausious. Is it acid reflux?
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. ...Read more
Why is GERD making it so hard for me to eat? I also have anxiety about choking on food but I really need to eat
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 area. It is sometimes referred to as a globus sensation. It's exact cause is really unknown but it is not dangerous. If you're really concerned something is wrong, see your primary care doc for a more complete eval. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How high is the risk of choking (on food) while under anesthetics if you have gastroparesis and frequent acid reflux?
Help me get how my anxiety can be so bad keep choking but ER said I'm fine choking on food pills to were I can't breathe hard to eat dr say I'm ok?
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 acting. Medication like Xanax/Ativan/klonopin. And a long acting medication like Zoloft or cymbalta (duloxetine). Relaxation techniques like meditation EFT and EMDR. ...Read more
48yr old womam. Had endoscopy & colonoscopy 1 year ago, normal. Now coughing, occasionaly choking on food & heartburn. Worried about esophegal cancer.
Unlikely: Assuming the endoscopy was done properly, the chances of an esophageal cancer developing so quickly in a young, non smoking woman are very slim. Many other things could cause your symptoms. Do not panic but do visit your doc. You may need swallowing studies or other tests. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight chest pains which go within a few seconds but also have problems when i swallow i seem to be choking on food lately too so i'm too scared to eat?
If I had a barium swallow test and it was normal should I still be worried about choking on food? ENT doc did exam with scoop n said all was ok
Not if you have no S: Barium swallow tests are just one of many tests to help diagnose a condition that can cause problems swallowing. If your ENT doctor (who I assume knows you well) said all was OK, and if you're not have symptoms (i.e., ongoing problems with chewing / swallowing), at your age, a normal barium swallow is very reassuring. Not knowing ur medical history, you should use HealthTap Prime or ask ur primary ...Read more
3 large tori in toof of mouth sometimes cause choking on food, difficulty swallowing or breathing, or trap food. What specialists remove tori? Risks?
Oral Surgeon: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery requires additional 4-6 years of hospital-based surgical and anesthesia training after graduation from dental school with DDS or DMD degree. They perform surgeries and manage a wide variety of problems relating to the oral cavity, teeth and facial regions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Take it easy: Best plan is to take it easy with foods until your throat recovers. You can have soft foods and/or liquids like soup -- making sure the temperature is tolerable. Unless you have severely damaged your throat, its mucosal lining should heal fairly quickly (within days). In the meantime, advil or aleve (naproxen) may help. Salt water gargles (don't swallow!); warm herbal teas. Stay hydrated. ...Read more
Why isnt my throat allowing me to swallow saliva sometimes but, food and drinks are fine. woke 2 x choking and choke on food and has gone in nose ?
Left tonsil has been enlarged for three weeks. No fever, sore throat or cough. Only symptom is choking on food and feels like Bubble in throat. ?
Get checked.: When one tonsil is larger than the other, and this is new, you should get checked by your doc, even though you have no fever. Sometimes strep can present without a fever, and sometimes without a sore throat. Other things can cause this though, and it it's impossible to say without more detail and seeing it in person. ...Read more
Sore throat, choking on food , swollen lymph node in neck and chest , feeling of something in throat , (needing to clear) tiredness and asthma symptoms?
Check with your doc: This needs to be checked by your doc. Asap. ...Read more
I have lump in throat causing right ear pain nausea head and neck pain severe fatigue and problem wirh my balance no health insurance chokeing on food as well hard to breathe laying down?
How hard is it to choke on food? A friend choked to death on ham now I'm over thinking every time I eat.
Very rare but...: Condolences on your loss. About 2500 people die in the US each year from choking, nearly 7 people a day in a country of 320 million people, but the risk is highest in young children and the elderly. I imagine risk is higher if you are talking or distracted while eating. Chewing well and focusing your attention on eating will minimize risk. Risk of dying in a motor vehicle accident is 17x higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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