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How can you die from choking?

How can you die from choking?

No breathing: 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. ...Read more

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What foods are choking hazards?

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. ...Read more

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How can choking to death happen?

How can  choking to death happen?

Airway blocked: 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. ...Read more

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Choking occurs as a result of what?

See below: Choking is the result co compromise of the upper airway such that insufficient air can be taken into the lungs. ...Read more

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How can you stop a child from choking?

How can you stop a child from choking?

Learn Heimlich...: 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. ...Read more

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What should I do if someone is choking?

Can they breathe?: If the person can still breathe, wait and let them clear it. If not and can't talk, call 911 and call for help if you are with other people, unless you can do a Heimlich maneuver which is the immediate treatment for someone who cannot breathe and is choking. Take CPR classes so you are always ready to help in this circumstance. See http://www.wikihow.com/Perform-the-Heimlich-Maneuver ...Read more

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Are there tips to reduce choking in kids?

Are there tips to reduce choking in kids?

Choking: Cut foods such as grapes and other fruits, meat, cheese, and raw vegetables into small pieces and shapes that will not block the airways. Cut hot dogs lengthwise and well as widthwise. Always Make the child sit up straight when eating . ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I am choking sometimes?

Panic: Panic atttacks can give you the feeling of chocking .E. ...Read more

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What can you do if a small child is choking?

What can you do if a small child is choking?

Stay calm: Choking is a scary situation. The most common mistake I see is parents blowing into the face of a infant or pounding on their back while they are making noises of chocking. If there is noise - there is airway movement and these moves can cause the situation to worsen. If there is no noise or only few intermittent gasps try the following: http://www.parenting.com/article/how-to-do-the-heimlich-maneuver-on-your-child ...Read more

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What could cause a person to wake up choking?

Reflux: People with reflux disease wake up when their stomach contents reflux into their throats and from their into their airways. ...Read more