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

An person who has choked and has been given back blows, abdominal thrusts or 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 can I help prevent choking in my child?
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Supervise mealtimes for young children.Do not let children eat while playing or running.Teach chil...
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How do I give abdominal thrusts to a child who is choking?
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Stand or kneel behind the child and wrap your arms around his or her waist.  Locate the navel with ...
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