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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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What are the signs of choking?
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The following are the signs of someone choking: Inability to speak, cough or breathe Very weak c...
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How do I give rescue breaths to an unconscious choking infant?
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Give 2 rescue breaths. -Tilt the head to a neutral position and seal your mouth over the infant'...
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How can I help a child who is choking and has a completely blocked airway?
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A conscious child who has a completely blocked airway needs immediate care. Using more than on...
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How do I clear a blocked airway?
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The action to clear a blocked airway is an abdominal thrust, also called the Heimlich maneuver. ...
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