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How Can I Keep From Choking If I Lose A Piece Of Mouthguard
I've been getting choked up lately. It's causing me 2 lose my voice and my eyes 2 water becuz of the choking. It wakes me up at nite. What do u think?
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
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
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
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
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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