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What To Do To Avoid Choking After Taking Psyllium Husks
Should I avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.
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
See below: The ccd has a good web site, from which you can obtain recommended immunizations and schedules. ...Read more
Not often: Only when there is complete obstruction of the airway is choking fatal. If you are talking about the kind of choking used in sexual arousal; this can be very dangerous and should be avoided at all times. ...Read more
Unusual: A very enlarged thyroid (goiter) can cause choking symptoms. Sometimes smaller growths can cause difficulty swallowing and occassionally a feeling like something is getting caught. Most big goiters show an obvious swelling in the neck, but sometimes a goiter will grow backwards or toward the chest and may not look so obvious. Have a doctor check it out. ...Read more
Yes!: Although foods like hot dogs, peanuts and grapes are the no. 1 cause of choking deaths to children, balloons are no. 2. Balloons cause more childhood deaths than any other toy. Any substance that can take the shape of a child’s windpipe or airway (like balloons or disposable diaper stuffing) is a more dangerous choking hazard than a hard, solid object. Ages 3-8yrs highest! ...Read more
Call the Red Cross:
And learn how to do basic life support and choking treatment...
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/first-aid-choking/fa00025
this is a good website to start with... ...Read more
Cannabis is a: Respiratory irritant. Listen to your body and stop smoking weed. ...Read more
Length of neck...: How long or short your neck is doesn't have much to do with swallowing... It's what inside that counts. If you're having difficulty swallowing food, feel that food is getting "stuck" halfway down your throat, or that it often goes down the "wrong pipe"... Time to see your doc! They will examine you and might do a "barium swallow" to see how well the food moves down your throat. Best of luck! ...Read more
Google this: If you go to the american red cross, american lung association and centers for diseases control sites, you can search for the most recent numbers. Use search words choking, hotdog, death statistics. ...Read more
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
They are very small. Depends on the size your doctor chooses but typically for upper GI purposes, they range between 5-10 mm. You will also get conscious sedation for this procedure so that you don't choke or gag. Many of my patients that have had upper endoscopies say that they didn't even remember the procedure being done. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
Could my daily choking be related to c5-6 fusion I had 7 years ago. Titanium plate never removed?
My dad is 47 and every night he wakes up choking but he never really vomits it just comes up, what can it be?
Can the disease cipd make you have trouble eating like choking easy coughing a lot not having a good appetite?
CAUTION: Cidp involves legs and arms predominantly, involvement of facial muscles not infrequently, but, far less common is association with swallowing or breathing issues. Are you sure of your diagnosis, or could this be instead, a myopathy, or even a variant motor neuron disorder? Have you been treated with ivig, which should reverse this, if you have cidp? Maybe 2nd opinion, look for co-morbidity. ...Read more
Whenever my 13 Y.O son goes to sleep on his back he wakes up feeling like he is choking? Why is this? Anyway way to help it?
My baby coughs sometimes and it sounds like she is choking what could this be? She has also been woken up by it on occasion.
I was eating and got choked now when I try to eat or drink it instantly comes up and I feel like I'm choking. How do I fix this?
Go to ER: You can't. Particularly if choked recently, the issue is swelling, and concerning because it might get worse before better. Get looked at by dr asap to be safe. ...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
When someone is choking, is it safe to hit them on their back? I was taught never do that because it can further lodge the item. What to do?
If a person is able: To cough, one should not interfere. However, if a person has no ability to move air in or out or to cough then intervention may be life saving. Here is some good information: http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000047.Htm. I would encourage you to take a class on this - it may save a life. Take care. ...Read more
I haven't vomited since I was 7, I am now 15 and I'm scared that my body has forgotten how to do it so what if I end up choking when I do it one day?
Don't worry: The body is a force to be wreckoned with. It won't forget. ...Read more