How to Stop Choking?

Answer Choking occurs when a person's throat or windpipe is completely or partially blocked, cutting off the air supply. The blockage might be caused by a piece of under-chewed food, or a small toy (in in... Read More »

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How to Stop Balloon, Food and Hard Candy Choking?

Balloons, hot dogs, marshmallows, peanuts, peanut butter, and hard candy are the leading cause of choking in children. Some advocates say children should not have these items. It is not necessarily... Read More »

Choking & ALS?

ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, stands for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is a progressive disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Motor neurons connect to t... Read More »

How to Prevent Choking?

A person can choke when a foreign object, such as a piece of food, blocks his or her airway. Young children, particularly those under age 5, are at the greatest risk for choking, especially if they... Read More »

How to Save a Choking Dog?

Dogs are always picking up objects in their mouths, such as balls, sticks, bones, etc. If your dog suddenly starts to run around in circles, pawing at his mouth, is acting in a wild and disoriented... Read More »