To complement Liang-Hai's excellent answer... if they begin to recover (if they're coughing and gasping but breathing), do not pound them on the back, and especially do not attempt a Heimlich manouver; doing so may provoke them to vomit, which wil...
Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Bensinger on what can you do for someone who is choking on a glass of water: When someone chokes on liquids it usually means they have gotten the liquid into their windpipe and the irritation causes them to cough. It is a reflex to try and get the material out of the trachea and into the esophagus where it should be. Patting on the back or ...
Choking occurs when an object, a piece of food, or a liquid blocks a person’s throat. Learn about some possible causes of choking and what you can do about it.
And cold beverages do not slow down digestion, as even ice water is rapidly warmed in the body during its transit in the gut. However, it can help to prevent choking especially if your saliva is insufficient for lubrication or the mucus that normally coats the esophagus is less than usual. Do Not Talk While Eating
When you drink, the water can go into your windpipe, and the "choking" is your body's way of trying to get it out so you don't drown. This could be your problem. I agree that you should try drinking slower, and if that does not help, you should have a doctor check that out.
NO! no heimlich on someone who you are POSITIVE is only choking on water. The water probably caused laryngospasm and also set of that darned gag reflex which is why she puked. Water is very unlikely to kill someone if they are "choking" on it as the laryngospasm and gagging/coughing will likely resolve in a short period without any assistance.
While more frequent in advanced disease, it can occur at any time. Both chewing and swallowing require a number of muscles in the mouth and throat to work in a coordinated way. In MS, the nerves that control these muscles can become damaged causing weakness and incoordination that can provoke swallowing problems.
Choking on saliva once in a while isn’t cause for concern and could just be a result of talking too fast or seasonal allergies. However, if it happens repeatedly, it could be a sign of a more ...
Hi everyone. I know that there is no way to accurately diagnose anything on the internet, but I'm unsure of how to proceed. Back in early September, there was about a 2 week stretch where I would choke on liquids at least once a day. It felt almost like it went down the wrong pipe and left me...
Every time DD drinks something she coughs like she's choking. When she's done drinking her voice is scratchy and gurgly, like if she was drowning. She seems to be able to breath fine, but the choking noises are freaking me out...She'll be 14 months in 2 days. Could it have anything to do with her tonsils?