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1.  Choking Adult Or Child Over 1 Year
Choking occurs when an object, food, or liquid becomes lodged in the throat. Children often choke as a result of placing foreign objects into their mouths. Adults normally choke due to breathing in fumes or eating o...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Peripheral cyanosis
  • Grabbing throat with hand
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness
2.  Swallowed (or Inhaled) Foreign Object
Anyone can swallow a foreign object. However, infants and toddlers are more likely to do so than adults because of their natural curiosity and tendency to put things into their mouths.In many cases, the swallowed objec...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Painful respiration
  • High-pitched breath sounds
  • Grey skin
  • Gagging
3.  Near Drowning
Near-drowning is a term used to describe almost dying from suffocating under water. It is the last stage before actual drowning, which often results in death. Near-drowning victims still require medical attention t...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Choking sensation
  • Gasping for breath
  • Frothy sputum
4.  Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a neuromuscular disorder that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are the muscles that the body uses for movement. It occurs when communication between nerve cells and muscle...
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Irregular eye movements
  • Visual impairment
  • Diplopia
  • Speech articulation problems
5.  Anaphylaxis
For people with severe allergies, exposure to their allergen can result in a life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis. Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction to venom, food, or medication. Most cases o...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Sting injury
  • Pain
  • Bee sting
  • Tongue swelling
6.  Food Allergy Basics
Food allergies are overblown responses by the immune system to foods that aren't typically harmful - like eggs and peanuts. Continue reading and learn more about food allergies, and how to prevent or treat sever...
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Low blood pressure
  • Pain
  • Fainting
  • Shortness of breath
7.  Allergies Overview
An allergy is the immune system's response to a foreign substance that is not typically harmful to your body. These foreign substances-such as certain foods, pollen, or pet dander-are called allergens. They elicit ...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Coughing up phlegm
  • Pain
  • Headache
  • Irritation of nose
8.  Panic Disorder
Panic disorder occurs when you live in fear of having a panic attack. You are having a panic attack when you feel sudden, overwhelming terror that has no obvious cause. You may experience physical symptoms such as ...
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Sleep paralysis
  • Chest pain
  • Tingling
  • Fear
9.  Agoraphobia With Panic Attacks
A panic attack is a feeling of sudden fear that does not have a reasonable cause. This causes symptoms such as a fast heartbeat and chest pain. If you have multiple panic attacks in different settings, you are sai...
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Dizziness
  • Hot flashes
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain
10.  Central Sleep Apnea
Central sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which you briefly stop breathing during sleep. The moments of apnea can occur repeatedly throughout the night. The interruption of your breathing happens may indicate a proble...
Symptoms:
  • Choking
  • Increase in blood pressure
  • Automatism
  • Abnormal breathing
  • Memory impairment
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