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Why should an infant who was choking be seen by a doctor after the event?

An infant who has choked and has been given back blows and chest thrusts to clear the airway requires a medical evaluation. Internal injuries and damage to the airway may not be evident immediately.

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How do I give abdominal thrusts to an adult who is choking?
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Stand or kneel behind the person and wrap your arms around his or her waist.  Locate the navel ...
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