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What can I do to stop choking on food? Eat smaller or bigger bites?

What can I do to stop choking on food? Eat smaller or bigger bites?

Smaller: Eat small bites and slowly. It needs to be coated with saliva for better digestion and lubrication down your esophagus. ...Read more

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I find difficulty in chewing things like large burgers to piled foods with varies consistencies. I do take small bites but i also fear choking. Advic?

I find difficulty in chewing things like large burgers to piled foods with varies consistencies. I do take small bites but i also fear choking. Advic?

Why the Fear?: Unless you have some dental/oral problem, you should not have any problem chewing or swallowing. Nature has set up very effective defenses inside our throat that food is guided towards the right passage as long as we are alert and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. I would not hesitate and become so cautious as you are...It is not helpful to you. So relax, take big bites and quit worryi. ...Read more

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I always had a profound fear of choking on my food. I barely eat now because i fear choking so bad, what to do?

I always had a profound fear of choking on my food. I barely eat now because i fear choking so bad, what to do?

Eating phobia: After throat abnormalities are ruled out, you may have an eating phobia. There are very specific ways to treat this and a clinical psychologist can be helpful. Some use clinical hypnosis and others use systematic desensitization. I've used both. People can start with foods they consider safe and work up with support from a professional. ...Read more

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What foods can an 11 1/2 mnth old eat w/o posing a choking hazard. I'm a 1st time mom and new to feeding her regular foods, a little scared too?

What foods can an 11 1/2 mnth old eat w/o posing a choking hazard. I'm a 1st time mom and new to feeding her regular foods, a little scared too?

Rather than listing: Safe foods, i'll refer you to http://www.Babycenter.Com/0_foods-that-can-be-unsafe-for-your-child_1491465.Bc. Baby center has a free app, also. Anticipatory guidance on feeding, development &behavior can be customized on the american academy of pediatrics' website, http://www.Healthychildren.Org/english/pages/default.Aspx. It also has an app. Please ask again if these resources don't help. ...Read more

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Why is GERD making it so hard for me to eat? I also have anxiety about choking on food but I really need to eat

Why is GERD making it so hard for me to eat? I also have anxiety about choking on food but I really need to eat

Unclear: Many people with GERD have the sensation food is stuck in the throat. Probably related to the brain mis-perceiving sensory information from the throat area. It is sometimes referred to as a globus sensation. It's exact cause is really unknown but it is not dangerous. If you're really concerned something is wrong, see your primary care doc for a more complete eval. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I stop a sore throat after choking on food?

How do I stop a sore throat after choking on food?

Take it easy: Best plan is to take it easy with foods until your throat recovers. You can have soft foods and/or liquids like soup -- making sure the temperature is tolerable. Unless you have severely damaged your throat, its mucosal lining should heal fairly quickly (within days). In the meantime, advil or aleve (naproxen) may help. Salt water gargles (don't swallow!); warm herbal teas. Stay hydrated. ...Read more

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Help me get how my anxiety can be so bad keep choking but ER said I'm fine choking on food pills to were I can't breathe hard to eat dr say I'm ok?

Help me get how my anxiety can be so bad keep choking but ER said I'm fine choking on food pills to were I can't breathe hard to eat dr say I'm ok?

ANXIETY/PHOBIA WB: You need to purchase the anxiety and phobia workbook . This will explain medication , diet and alternative strategies. I usually start a short acting. Medication like Xanax/Ativan/klonopin. And a long acting medication like Zoloft or cymbalta (duloxetine). Relaxation techniques like meditation EFT and EMDR. ...Read more

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Tight chest pains which go within a few seconds but also have problems when i swallow i seem to be choking on food lately too so i'm too scared to eat?

Tight chest pains which go within a few seconds but also have problems when i swallow i seem to be choking on food lately too so i'm too scared to eat?

Chest pain: Most likely you have a condition called gerd. The lower sphincter in your esophagus is too relaxed and food easily travels in a wrong direction. Have an ENT perform a endoscopy and see what they find. ...Read more

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