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First Aid for Choking

Minor choking usually occurs when liquid has entered the air passage.

If your child is breathing, encourage him to cough as this helps clear the windpipe. Do not offer your child something to drink as fluids may further block the passage of air. If your child is choking on an object and can't breathe, call the emergency hotline 995 immediately. Then begin first aid.

Minor choking usually occurs when liquid has entered the air passage.

If your child is breathing, encourage him to cough as this helps clear the windpipe. Do not offer your child something to drink as fluids may further block the passage of air. If your child is choking on an object and can't breathe, call the emergency hotline 999 immediately. Then begin first aid.

 

 

First aid for choking

Remember: Administer the following first-aid only if your child is UNABLE to make a sound. If your child is coughing, crying, or speaking, do not do the following.

Grasp your child from behind - just below the lower ribs and above the waist - and give a sharp upward thrust at a 45-degree angle.

1.This action forces all the air out of the chest so that it dislodges the object from his or her windpipe. Repeat this upward abdominal thrust ten times in rapid succession, if necessary.

2.If you don't have the strength to hold your child upright, lay him on his back on the floor. Put the heel of a hand on each side of his abdomen, just below the ribs.

3.Apply sudden in-and-up thrusts in rapid succession.

4.Seek medical attention immediately if there is no improvement.

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