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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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Why do I keep choking on my food went to dr nothing wrong but still choking everytime I think about it?

Why do I keep choking on my food went to dr nothing wrong but still choking everytime I think about it?

See doctor: Consider seeing your doctor again or getting a second opinion. It's likely that the reason you're choking is not emergent, but there must be a reason. There are many possibilities, including a stricture, infections, or sometimes it can even be psychological. It would be difficult to treat, however, if you don't have an answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been sick getting over pneumonia for going on a month. I keep having horrible coughing fits to the point I feel like I am choking. ?

I have been sick getting over pneumonia for going on a month. I keep having horrible coughing fits to the point I feel like I am choking. ?

Mgt: After a pneumonia infection there may be residual inflammation in the lung. Other possible causes are development of a secondary infection, or partial resolution of the pneumonia. You can be referred to a specialist, or your PCP may re evaluate with lung function testing and possibly another chest radiograph. If there is a fever, please see them today. ...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