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What can you do for someone who is choking on a glass of water?

What can you do for someone who is choking on a glass of water?

Let them cough: When someone chokes on liquids it usually means they have gotten the liquid into their windpipe and the irritation causes them to cough. It is a reflex to try and get the material out of the trachea and into the esophagus where it should be. Patting on the back or repositioning the head are of no help. Simply let them cough and keep them upright as this will permit the most effective cough. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an adult to "Dry Drown" from choking on a cup of water?

Is it possible for an adult to "Dry Drown" from choking on a cup of water?

Theoretically: Anything which triggers a laryngospasm can cause "dry drowning". I believe there would have to be an underlying illness for that to occur however, most people have a reflex in the larynx to prevent the water from going into the lungs, but if this spasms (usually from prolonged or persistent exposure to noxious gasses or fluids) it could lead to death. ...Read more

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Why every time i eat or ever water i was choking that's why I have a water every time. For past 10 years that's my experience. Please let me know .

You could have: Weakness of the muscles in your throat, neurologic problem or side effects of meds. Follow up with an ENT or GI specialist for further workup! ...Read more

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Can choking on a drink of water cause drowning?

No: Choking on water will not cause wet drowning. But possible to have dry drowning if you have difficultly swallowing and you air way closed on you because of a cup of water. ...Read more

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How does it feel to be caught in tsunami debris choking on muddy water, with sharp objects tearing you apart?

Not good!: Do you think it would feel good? My intuitions are that it would feel terrible, or until your brain locked down. Have never spoken to someone who survived. ...Read more

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I chugged a bottle of water and started choking pretty violently. How likely is it some water got into my lungs?

I chugged a bottle of water and started choking pretty violently. How likely is it some water got into my lungs?

Unlikely: A choking episode attempts to avoid material from going into your lungs. Forceful coughing and a flap called the epiglottis protect your lungs. If after recovering from the choking episode, you have any difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or wheezing you should be evaluated in the ER. ...Read more

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Dementia pt aspirated. If he drinks water he chokes. Why is this happening? Is the choking related to the dementia or a physical organ problem?

Dementia pt aspirated.  If he drinks water he chokes.  Why is this happening?  Is the choking related to the dementia or a physical organ problem?

In order to speak...: humans evolved unusual throat anatomy: The entrance to our windpipe is much closer to our mouth. To keep food etc from getting into our lungs, a muscular flap closes over it when we swallow. Deglutition is a very complex, highly coordinated reflexive muscular process. In dementia, control of this crucial motor task is often impaired. We use our brains to do more than just think. ...Read more

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Drank water last night and the last gulp felt like it went down wrong pipe and I started choking/coughing. Could I have woke up with water in lungs?

Drank water last night and the last gulp felt like it went down wrong pipe and I started choking/coughing. Could I have woke up with water in lungs?

Yes.: But no worries it's just water and should be able to cough it up. When anything but air gets into the lung it's called aspiration and a frequent problem with acid reflux and stroke patients and can lead to pneumonia or chemical destruction of the lung tissue. You should be fine. If cough remains persistent or you develop other symptoms go see your doctor. ...Read more

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If someone is choking on a water after eating a big bite of pizza, do you give them the heimlich?

Depends: CPR will give you the best guidelines on what to do in the instance when someone is choking and/ coughing hard. It is imperative that you learn bls, basic life support. You can find classes at your local hospital, many community programs and the american red cross chapter nearest you. ...Read more

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Just had a hacking cough after choking on water. I had tonsillectomy 4 days ago. Will this increase bleeding risk?

Just had a hacking cough after choking on water. I had tonsillectomy 4 days ago. Will this increase bleeding risk?

Stop Coughing: Coughing after tonsillectomy can cause serious bleeding. Choking on water suggests extreme swelling in the throat. See a doctor about this ASAP as this could be quite serious. ...Read more

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