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    Choking Rescue Procedure (Heimlich Maneuver) - Overview

    Choking is usually caused by food or an object stuck in the windpipe. For tips to avoid choking, see preventing choking.

    A person who is choking cannot talk, cough, or breathe, and may turn gray or blue. The Heimlich maneuver can help get the food or object out.

    WARNING: Do not try the Heimlich maneuver unless you are sure the person is choking.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: June 04, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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