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How do I protect my 4-month-old from choking and suffocation?

How do I protect my 4-month-old from choking and suffocation?

Keep out of reach: Remove hanging mobiles or toys before the baby can reach them. Keep cords, ropes, or strings away from your baby, especially near the crib. Ropes and strings around the baby's neck can choke him. Keep plastic bags and balloons out of reach. Use only unbreakable toys without sharp edges or small parts that can come loose. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 6-month-old from choking and suffocation?

Small bites: If normal activity and eating, small bites and careful observation
the airway has some self protection and while sitting up is better generally after one can.
Read the aha material on choking and know what to do if it happens to anyone- adult or child- it is life saving. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 9-month-old from choking and suffocation?

Observe: At whatever age from baby to, older adult,
small bites
careful chewing
appropriate food for age
watch children while eating, since they will stuff anything and much in their mouth if allowed
good dentition when of age
don't talk with full mouth
avoid drunkenness, and drugs as older
don' be distracted while swallowing

as a parent, know basic life support skills from aha
heimlich etc. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 18-month-old from choking and suffocation?

How do I protect my 18-month-old from choking and suffocation?

Keep out of reach: Keep plastic bags, balloons, and small hard objects out of reach. Cut foods into small pieces. Store toys in a chest without a dropping lid. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 12-month-old from choking and suffocation?

How do I protect my 12-month-old from choking and suffocation?

Keep out of reach: Avoid foods on which a child might choke easily (candy, hot dogs, popcorn, peanuts). Cut food into small pieces, about half the width of a pencil. Store toys in a chest without a dropping lid. ...Read more

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How do I protect my 15-month-old from choking and suffocation?

How do I protect my 15-month-old from choking and suffocation?

Keep out of reach: Keep plastic bags, balloons, and small hard objects out of reach. Use only unbreakable toys without sharp edges or small parts that can come loose. Cut foods into small pieces. Avoid foods on which a child might choke (popcorn, peanuts, hot dogs, chewing gum). ...Read more

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What are the causes of you to wake up choking and can't get your breath.?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea (stopping breathing in sleep) is a common condition which can cause this, and can be quite dangerous. Other symptoms include snoring and daytime sleepiness/fatigue. Gastro-esophageal reflux can also cause this, as can panic attacks in sleep. ...Read more

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My husband woke up yetrrday in the middle of the night and he couldn't breath. It was like he was choking. It happend twice tilnow, Why is this happen?

My husband woke up yetrrday in the middle of the night and he couldn't breath. It was like he was choking. It happend twice tilnow, Why is this happen?

This sounds like it could be gastroesophageal reflux.: Normally if you eat or drink any fluid within three hours of bed and lay flat the esophageal junction can relax and fluid can come up and be aspirated into the lungs.
The simple treatment for this is avoid alcohol nicotine and caffeine and avoid eating or drinking within three hours of laying down. ...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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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 is the definition or description of: choking?

What is the definition or description of: choking?

Blocked airway: 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. ...Read more

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What should you do if a baby is choking on something?

What should you do if a baby is choking on something?

Back blows: Immediately turn them over your knee facing downwards and deliver 4-5 quick back blows (firm but not REALLY hard). Look to see if the food is obviously visible in the mouth. Do NOT do a blind finger sweep as it can push the object further down. This is not the forum for teaching infant CPR, and that may be a class you want to take locally to gain more confidence in what to do. ...Read more

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How can I keep from choking if I lose a piece of mouthguard?

How can I keep from choking if I lose a piece of mouthguard?

Get a custom mg: Don't skimp on the type of mouthguard. Over the counter or online, non custom mouthguards are usually not well made. Get a well constructed custom made mg at the dentist or tmj/tmd specialist. Express your concerns, which may dictate the type. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the first thing to do if someone is choking?

Make sure!: First make sure that the person is actually choking. Ask them directly, they won't be able to talk but can confirm it using signs or nodding. If the person is choking but it is coughing they should be left alone as it means they are still being able to get air in and are trying to clear the obstruction. In the case when the person cannot breath the heimlich maneuver can be used. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: 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. ...Read more

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What kind of thyriod if you are choking?

Unusual: A very enlarged thyroid (goiter) can cause choking symptoms. Sometimes smaller growths can cause difficulty swallowing and occassionally a feeling like something is getting caught. Most big goiters show an obvious swelling in the neck, but sometimes a goiter will grow backwards or toward the chest and may not look so obvious. Have a doctor check it out. ...Read more

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How come I wake up choking and gasping for air?

Gasping: The most likely cause of waking up choking and gasping for air is obstructive sleep apnea. See a doctor for examination and possible sleep study! ...Read more

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Are balloons a choking hazard for small children?

Are balloons a choking hazard for small children?

Yes!: Although foods like hot dogs, peanuts and grapes are the no. 1 cause of choking deaths to children, balloons are no. 2. Balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. Any substance that can take the shape of a child’s windpipe or airway (like balloons or disposable diaper stuffing) is a more dangerous choking hazard than a hard, solid object. Ages 3-8yrs highest! ...Read more

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I need to know how do you stop a 4 year old choking?

I need to know how do you stop a 4 year old choking?

Call the Red Cross: And learn how to do basic life support and choking treatment...

http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/first-aid-choking/fa00025

this is a good website to start with... ...Read more

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How to tell if I am okay to sleep after a choking spell?

How to tell if I am okay to sleep after a choking spell?

Sleep: Dear elleni4,

choking spell is concerning and you should rule out local ent, cardiac causes, sleep study, to rule out medical, ENT and anxiety causes. ...Read more

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Whenever I smoke weed, it feels like im choking. Why is that?

Whenever I smoke weed, it feels like im choking. Why is that?

Cannabis is a: Respiratory irritant. Listen to your body and stop smoking weed. ...Read more

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How does choking yourself while jerking off turn you on? I wanna try

How does choking yourself while jerking off turn you on? I wanna try

Dangerous: Erotic autoasphyxiation, or the practice of choking oneself to increase sexual pleasure does so by starving the brain for oxygen, which produces a euphoric feeling. It is very dangerous, and many people have died that way. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I feel like im choking since I started getting a shorter neck. What can I do?

I feel like im choking since I started getting a shorter neck. What can I do?

Length of neck...: How long or short your neck is doesn't have much to do with swallowing... It's what inside that counts. If you're having difficulty swallowing food, feel that food is getting "stuck" halfway down your throat, or that it often goes down the "wrong pipe"... Time to see your doc! They will examine you and might do a "barium swallow" to see how well the food moves down your throat. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Give me a ballpark figure on how many people die each year choking on a hotdog.?

Google this: If you go to the american red cross, american lung association and centers for diseases control sites, you can search for the most recent numbers. Use search words choking, hotdog, death statistics. ...Read more

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