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Asthma symptoms at night due to post-nasal drip. Wake up choking. Any at-home remedies worth trying for post-nasal drip?

Asthma symptoms at night due to post-nasal drip. Wake up choking. Any at-home remedies worth trying for post-nasal drip?

Saline lavage: The most effective home remedy for these kinds of symptoms is nasal saline lavage (such as neti pot, or using a squeeze bottle available at the pharmacy). Instructions are available with the device, but you essentially rinse the nose with salt water. A good swim in a pool, getting water in your nose, sometimes works too. ...Read 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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What causes choking?

What causes choking?

Choking: Choking occurs when a piece of food, an object, or a liquid becomes lodged thus causing a blockage (obstruction) in the airway (called the windpipe or trachea. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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How many different people die from choking each year?

How many different people die from choking each year?

There were: Approximately 2, 500 choking deaths in the US in 2009. Children 3 and under are at the greatest risk. ...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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What must I teach my child to do if he is choking alone?

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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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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How can you save your life if your are choking on food alone?

Self heimlich: Perform a self heinrich maneuver or do it against a chair find anyone else nearby who might be able to do it. ...Read more