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Choking (Definition)

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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What causes choking on liquids and wheezing?

Aspiration: You could have severe reflux disease (reflux of stomach acid into the lungs) which can make it difficult to swallow and cause wheezing. You may also have a stricture of the esophagus (a narrowing). Both of these diseases can be evaluated with a barium swallow study. ...Read more

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Allergies (Tip)

Allergies

If there's severe shortness of breath, chest pain, or choking, scream 4 help then call 911! ...See more

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What must I teach my child to do if he is choking alone?

See below: The ccd has a good web site, from which you can obtain recommended immunizations and schedules. ...Read more

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Infant Health (Tip)

Infant Health

Before a baby crawls at home, a parent can crawl around to look for baby hazards or chokable items. ...See more

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I woke up choking and have a swollen & bleeding uvula. What causes this and any home treatments? Thanks.

I woke up choking and have a swollen & bleeding uvula. What causes this and any home treatments? Thanks.

2 possibilities: The are several possibilities. The first is that you could have uvulitis, an infection of the uvula similar to strep throat. For this you could need to be treated with an antibiotic. The second possibility is that the uvula may be getting injured from loud, vigorous snoring. If this continues to occur, then it my be necessary for you to be evaluated for sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

How can I prevent choking in an infant I babysit?

See below: Safety. The environment must be safe. Make sure any small objects, toy parts, are not within in reach of a curious infant. The child should be under your observation at all times. And, you need to avoid foods that maybe choking hazards, nuts, hard candy, whole hot dogs, etc. ...Read more

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What is k-citrate tablets to accomplish for kidney stone patients? can't take it because the pill size (ext-release) is a choking hazard. Solution?

What is k-citrate tablets to accomplish for kidney stone patients?  can't take it because the pill size (ext-release) is a choking hazard.  Solution?

Here are some ...: Taking K-citrate serves supplying and elevating one of the important stone inhibitors - citrate, like drinking fluid containing citric acid in lemon as you last asked. Stone prevention is a constant chore requiring personal dedication to keep daily urine output always > 2500 cc + decrease oral consumption of red meat, dairy products, & salt less than the used-to-be under close pro-monitoring. ...Read more

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