choking

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Chocking is when something is obstructing the airway often the trachea. This is an emergency. Someone chocking with complete obstruction cannot speak. They will often grab at their throats. The Heimlich maneuver is the famous technique taught in BLS courses to try to relieve the obstruction.
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Dr. Bin Sung answered:

Can thrush cause choking?

Not really

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Some people experience pain in the mouth with thrush. Some have no symptoms. It depends on how much thrush you have. Go see your doctor if you have thrush. It will not go away by itself.
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How often is choking fatal?

Not often

only when there is complete obstruction of the airway is choking fatal. If you are talking about the kind of choking used in sexual arousal; this can be very dangerous and should be avoided at all times.
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How can you die from choking?

No breathing

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If any object (food, large nut, etc.) gets stuck in the throat to the point that no air can come into the lungs the person will not be able to get oxygen. If the object causing the obstruction is not removed as soon as possible the person can have serious problems from lack of oxygen to the brain or may die.
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What foods are choking hazards?

Potentially anything

Virtually anything that can be swallowed can be choked upon. In small children we worry about grapes, hot dog bites, gum and balloons, to name a few.
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Why does cinamon make you choke?

For self-protection

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The human body has developed many protective reflexes over the millions of years, to keep us alive. We automatically gag and cough if we swallow something the wrong way. If we were to try to inhale or swallow some ground up dry wood fibers, our reflexes would cause coughing, choking, and gagging to try to save us. Cinnamon powder is the ground up bark of cinnamon trees... so not to be played with.
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How can choking to death happen?

Airway blocked

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You get a large chunk of food or other object stuck in the trachea (windpipe) and no air can get into the lungs causing suffocation and ddeath.
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Choking occurs as a result of what?

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Choking is the result co compromise of the upper airway such that insufficient air can be taken into the lungs.
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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula

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If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present. Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur.
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

How can you stop a child from choking?

Learn Heimlich...

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I encourage any parent or caregiver to be instructed in basic life saving skills such as the Heimlich maneuver which can save a child from choking. If the choking is a regular occurrence, there could be an anatomical abnormality contributing to this and should be investigated further.
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Is constant choking feeling acid reflux?

Reflux

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gastric reflux can result in the sensation of choking or shortness of breath or the sensation of "heart burn" If it is continuous it may be more severe. Life style changes like stopping smoking, stopping alcohol, stopping caffeine may help. I would suggest seeing your physician, you may need to have an EGD - a scope to see what the problem is.
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