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Choking - adult or child over 1 year

  • Alternative Names

    Heimlich maneuver - adult or child over 1 year


    Symptoms

    The universal distress signal for choking is grabbing the throat with the hand.

    Other danger signs include:

    • Bluish skin color
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Inability to speak
    • Loss of consciousness if blockage is not cleared
    • Noisy breathing or high-pitched sounds while inhaling
    • Weak, ineffective coughing