Choking in the Conscious Infant
Alternate Names : Obstructed Airway
Choking in a conscious infant 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 infant has placed in his or her
mouth. These include toys, candy, popcorn, nuts, batteries, rocks, and buttons.
Things that wrap around the throat and constrict it, such as strings or rope,
can also cause choking.