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Doctor insights on: What To Do To Avoid Choking After Taking Psyllium Husks

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Should I avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Should I avoid prednisone for asthma when allergies cause coughing fits, wheezing, mucus wakes me up choking? Asthma not responding well to inhalers.

Asthma: Obviously your asthma is not well controlled. If you have not done so already, you should consult an allergist to control your allergies and asthma better. There are more options for severe asthmatic if the inhalers do not suffice to control the asthma. ...Read more

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How can you stop a child from choking?

How can you stop a child from choking?

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

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Are there tips to reduce choking in kids?

Are there tips to reduce choking in kids?

Choking: Cut foods such as grapes and other fruits, meat, cheese, and raw vegetables into small pieces and shapes that will not block the airways. Cut hot dogs lengthwise and well as widthwise. Always Make the child sit up straight when eating. ...Read more

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What could cause a person to wake up choking?

What could cause a person to wake up choking?

Reflux: People with reflux disease wake up when their stomach contents reflux into their throats and from their into their airways. ...Read more

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What must I teach my child to do if he is choking alone?

What must I teach my child to do if he is choking alone?

See below: The ccd has a good web site, from which you can obtain recommended immunizations and schedules. ...Read more

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How often is choking fatal?

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

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Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

Baby coughing/choking while feeding?

GERD/Fistula: If this has been on going since birth there is the small possibility that an undiagnosed tracheo-esophageal fistula may be present.
Gastroesophageal reflux maight also cause this to occur. ...Read more

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What kind of thyriod if you are choking?

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

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How come I wake up choking and gasping for air?

Gasping: The most likely cause of waking up choking and gasping for air is obstructive sleep apnea. See a doctor for examination and possible sleep study! ...Read more

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Are balloons a choking hazard for small children?

Are balloons a choking hazard for small children?

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

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I need to know how do you stop a 4 year old choking?

I need to know how do you stop a 4 year old choking?

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

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How to tell if I am okay to sleep after a choking spell?

How to tell if I am okay to sleep after a choking spell?

Sleep: Dear elleni4,

choking spell is concerning and you should rule out local ent, cardiac causes, sleep study, to rule out medical, ENT and anxiety causes. ...Read more

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Whenever I smoke weed, it feels like im choking. Why is that?

Whenever I smoke weed, it feels like im choking. Why is that?

Cannabis is a: Respiratory irritant. Listen to your body and stop smoking weed. ...Read more

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How does choking yourself while jerking off turn you on? I wanna try

How does choking yourself while jerking off turn you on? I wanna try

Dangerous: Erotic autoasphyxiation, or the practice of choking oneself to increase sexual pleasure does so by starving the brain for oxygen, which produces a euphoric feeling. It is very dangerous, and many people have died that way. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the causes of you to wake up choking and can't get your breath.?

Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea (stopping breathing in sleep) is a common condition which can cause this, and can be quite dangerous. Other symptoms include snoring and daytime sleepiness/fatigue. Gastro-esophageal reflux can also cause this, as can panic attacks in sleep. ...Read more

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I feel like im choking since I started getting a shorter neck. What can I do?

I feel like im choking since I started getting a shorter neck. What can I do?

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

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Give me a ballpark figure on how many people die each year choking on a hotdog.?

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

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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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Hi what size is the endoscope for upper? Just a little scared about about choking or gagging.

No worries: Hi Dale,
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

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Could my daily choking be related to c5-6 fusion I had 7 years ago. Titanium plate never removed?

Possibly: Anytime someone has had an anterior fusion they could have temporary or permanent injury to the esophagus and nerves. This can cause difficulties with swallowing. If symptoms persist then you should be evaluated by an ENT doctor to check for the cause. ...Read more

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My dad is 47 and every night he wakes up choking but he never really vomits it just comes up, what can it be?

Reflux: At night and supine people are more prone to reflux. He should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist to rule out reflux, hiatal hernia. If found surgery can fix the problem. ...Read more

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Can the disease cipd make you have trouble eating like choking easy coughing a lot not having a good appetite?

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

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Last night I started coughing and I ended up choking and couldn't breathe. This has happened a few times. What causes this?

Laryngospasm: Severe coughing can lead to laryngospasm when the vocal cords are shut together hence inability to breath and wheezing. It is temporary but is very frightening to the patient! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Choking: This could be obstructive sleep apnea mostly due to hypertrophy of tonsils & adenoids or choking on post nasal drip. He need to be evaluated by his 1ry care physician or ENT, ASAP, sleep apnea study would be helphul. Good luck ...Read more

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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.

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.

Post nasal drip: You child may have a postnasal drip which can be controlled with salt water nose drop, and a vaporizer. Also raise the child's mattress so he is sleeping on an angle. Second hand smoke from your cigarettes may be contributing to the post nasal drip. ...Read more

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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

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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.?

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

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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