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How can I tell if someone has a blocked airway when they are choking?

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Difficult/indistinguishable-examples of behaviors: •coughing or gagging •hand signals and panic (sometimes pointing to the throat) •sudden inability to talk •clutching the throat: the natural response to choking is to grab the throat with one or both hands.
This is the universal choking sign and a way of telling people around you that you are choking. •wheezing •passing out •turning blue.

In brief: See below:

Difficult/indistinguishable-examples of behaviors: •coughing or gagging •hand signals and panic (sometimes pointing to the throat) •sudden inability to talk •clutching the throat: the natural response to choking is to grab the throat with one or both hands.
This is the universal choking sign and a way of telling people around you that you are choking. •wheezing •passing out •turning blue.
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