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Choking in the Conscious Child

Alternate Names : Heimlich Maneuver for the Conscious Child, Obstructed Airway

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Choking in a conscious child may occur when the upper airway, usually the throat or windpipe, is blocked by an object or irritation.

What are the causes and risks of the injury?

Choking is usually caused by things that the child has placed in his or her mouth. These include toys, candy, popcorn, nuts, batteries, rocks, and buttons. Things that can wrap around the throat and constrict it, such as string or rope, can also cause choking.


   

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Choking in the Conscious Child: Symptoms & Signs

Author: James Broomfield, MD
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 07/05/01



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