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Dr. John Landi
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Fear Of Suffocation (Overview)

A phobia is a persistent and excessive and unreasonable fear of a specific object or situation. Claustrophobia is an irrational fear of being shut in, or of closed places. By extension, this fear also covers the fear of suffocation.


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What is the technical name of the fear of suffocation?

What is the technical name of the fear of suffocation?

Pnigophobia: Pnigophobia, also called phigerophobia and pnigerophobia. Who knew? I had to look it up!

http://dictionary. Reference. Com/browse/pnigophobia? S=t. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
16 Doctors shared insights

Fear Of Suffocation (Overview)

A phobia is a persistent and excessive and unreasonable fear of a specific object or situation. Claustrophobia is an irrational fear of being shut in, or of closed places. By extension, this fear also covers the fear of suffocation.


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What is the technical name of the fear of suffocation?

Pnigophobia: Pnigophobia, also called phigerophobia and pnigerophobia. Who knew? I had to look it up!

http://dictionary. Reference. Com/browse/pnigophobia? S=t. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fear of suffocation?

What is the definition or description of: fear of suffocation?

Claustrophobia: A phobia is a persistent and excessive and unreasonable fear of a specific object or situation. Claustrophobia is an irrational fear of being shut in, or of closed places. By extension, this fear also covers the fear of suffocation. ...Read more

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What exactly is the fear of suffocation called?

What exactly is the fear of suffocation called?

Pnigophobia: Pnigophobia, also called phigerophobia and pnigerophobia. Who knew? I had to look it up!

http://dictionary. Reference. Com/browse/pnigophobia? S=t. ...Read more

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Why I fear from dark and feel suffocation in darkh?

Why I fear from dark and feel suffocation in darkh?

Darkness: Everybody fears the unknown of the dark. Yours is more significant. If it interferes with your life get counseling. If not than accept it as part of you. ...Read more

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Since 2 dayas I am experiencing some kind of unreasonable fear like a fear of losing some one and also nervousness and suffocation. Is this manic?

Since 2 dayas I am experiencing some kind of unreasonable fear like a fear of losing some one and also nervousness and suffocation. Is this manic?

Anxiety?: Although symptoms u provide are limited, it might be an anxiety disorder. Worth exploring. First schedule appointment with your pcp for medical evaluation to rule out medical factors, then consult a psychiatrist for further assessment. ...Read more

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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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Why do I feel like I'm suffocating when I'm in a small room, a hot area or in a crowd?

Why do I feel like I'm suffocating when I'm in a small room, a hot area or in a crowd?

Anxiety: Are you pregnant? That's not unusual with pregnancy, especially in a teenager. Otherwise, you may have claustrophobia or agoraphobia, which are part of anxiety disorder. You would benefit from talking to your parents and consulting an experienced mental health professional. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

Is it normal to have a feeling of suffocation / asphyxia when riding in bike above 70 kmph?

That is: Pretty fast.

I do not think this is something to worry about.

But check with your lung doc and ask about CPET to know for sure.

Good luck ...Read more

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There's a sort of breathing problem. Due to this I can't eat food. If any day I eat little more then I feel like suffocation?

There's a sort of breathing problem. Due to this I can't eat food. If any day I eat little more then I feel like suffocation?

At your young: Age I can't think of anything wrong going on in your lungs or heart, or any other place. Yet I would see an internist to check you out, if he/she comes to the same conclusion that organically nothing wrong with you, consider seeing a shrink. You may have anxiety... ...Read more

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Extreme anxietyto the polnt you feel like your suffocating. I have an appointment on the 10th and I'm not going to survive this (?

Extreme anxietyto the polnt you feel like your suffocating. I have an appointment on the 10th and I'm not going to survive this (?

Many self-treatments: Try to find a different Dr. To see sooner. Until then you can try counseling, a self-treatment called EFT, (http://www. Eftuniverse. Com/) and supplements including tulsi (holy basil), ashwagandha, valerian, passionflower, magnesium, B vitamins, L-theanine and Bach flowers. Avoid sugar, caffeine and unhealthy foods. Exercise can be very helpful, as is meditation- many guided meditations on youtube. ...Read more

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Can cigaret smoke make room air hot? Every time my sister lights up, it feels like I'm suffocating and hot. Or am I sensitive to the smoke?

Can cigaret smoke make room air hot? Every time my sister lights up, it feels like I'm suffocating and hot. Or am I sensitive to the smoke?

It's you: The stuff can make folks flush. I am sorry your sister is a smoker and that she does not have the courtesy to go outside to smoke. She needs to get with the times. ...Read more

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Noises around me are at normal levels but seem to intensify to a point that if feel if I can't close them out they will be suffocating. Why is this?

Noises around me are at normal levels but seem to intensify to a point that if feel if I can't close them out they will be suffocating. Why is this?

Tinnitus: Get your ears checked by ENT physician and you may need further testing like audiometry to correctly diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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I am so scared from dark. When someone turn light off I feel suffocation...and I feel that I will die. Tell me any solution and tell me reason of this?

I am so scared from dark. When someone turn light off I feel suffocation...and I feel that I will die. Tell me any solution and tell me reason of this?

Anxiety symptoms?: Hello there,
Sounds like you need to be seen for a thorough assessment of possible anxiety condition. Have you consulted your primary care physician? That would be teh first step to take, and after that, you would probably be referred to a psychologist to figure out the root causes of your fear. Hope this helps... ...Read more

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How long can it take for the brain to die from suffocation?

How long can it take for the brain to die from suffocation?

Injury starts @ 4min: The exact speed of brain cell injury depends on a variety of factors including blood flow, oxygen supply, body temperature, blood glucose etc. Injury to cells is expected after 4 minutes without oxygen as the blood oxygen content drops to critical levels. Part of brain function might recover if oxygen was suddenly available, but as time passed the point of no return would be reached. ...Read more

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What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

What kind of condition is suffocation (asphyxia) during birth?

Lack of oxygen: Prior to labor, the oxygen line supplying baby is tucked in between the body parts in the womb & generally works well or baby wouldn't form right. Labor stresses baby, increases oxygen needs and increases demand on the placenta. If detaching, wrapped around the neck or tied in a loose knot;labor may lead to a cut off o2 and damage to baby may result. Forgetting to start breathing can do the same thing. ...Read more

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Is it common to experience suffocation and dizziness while smoking?

Is it common to experience suffocation and dizziness while smoking?

Yes: Yes, you could have chronic bronchitis or emphysema. You should quit smoking. Consult your doctor or a lung specialist. Also, what are you smoking? ...Read more

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Having a hard time breathing, feels like I'm suffocating for the past hour and a half?

Having a hard time breathing, feels like I'm suffocating for the past hour and a half?

See a provider: If you are really having a hard time breathing, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. You need to have your oxygen saturation and respiratory rate checked at least. It may be something such as anxiety causing the problems, but it could be something related to your heart, lungs, or circulatory system causing problems as well. You need to see a provider who can do a physical exam. ...Read more

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Sometimes have a sensation of heaviness, pressure, and suffocation on my neck. Usually happens when I sit. Is this normal?

Sometimes have a sensation of heaviness, pressure, and suffocation on my neck. Usually happens when I sit. Is this normal?

LegendOfSleepySwallo: First, see or feel anything on the outside? Swelling? Lumps? Next, how's your posture? Head up, chin parallel to the floor? Neck held relatively straight, chin back a little? Are you significantly overweight? Snore as lot? Daytime sleepy? Suffer from heartburn? Nervousness or anxiety? I'd go see a doctor if this persists longer than a month or it's getting worse. An ENT doctor would be a good start ...Read more

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Why do I feel like I'm suffocating, and nauseated? It's a constant feeling and I don't know how to make it go away. Could it be anxiety?

Could be but it: Warrants investigation to rule out an organic cause, such food insenstivity or other illness. Your symptoms deserve a detailed clinical history, physical examination and perhaps lab and imaging tests. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I am feeling suffocation, I've rheumatic disease. What should I do now?

I am feeling suffocation, I've rheumatic disease. What should I do now?

Rheumatic disease: Rheumatic disease with suffocation may indicate heart lave disease. You need to see a cardiologist for an echocardiogram. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more