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What foods are choking hazards?

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 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

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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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Is it possible for food to be stuck in the front pipe without choking?

Is it possible for food to be stuck in the front pipe without choking?

See a GI ASAP: You could be having food stuck in your esophagus--this would happen if you have a narrowing in the esophagus. Food can get stuck and it can feel like choking but without actually choking. Allergic conditions, acid reflux, and anatomic abnormalities can all lead to narrowing of the esophagus. You will likely need an upper endoscopy to evaluate the lining of the esophagus.Chew food carefully for now ...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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What are the odds of choking death from food? The death of the cubs fan from a hot dog has me freaked out now.

What are the odds of choking death from food?  The death of the cubs fan from a hot dog has me freaked out now.

Odds: Odds of dying from choking on food: 1 in 370, 035. Source: national safety council estimates based on data from national center for health statistics and U.S. Census bureau. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be choking on food, have the heimlich and not have the food fly out?

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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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