Foreign object inhaled
First aid: Foreign object inhaled
If you or your child inhales a foreign object, see your doctor. If the inhaled object causes choking, the American Red Cross recommends the "five-and-five" approach to delivering first aid:
If you're the only rescuer, perform back blows and abdominal thrusts before calling 911 or your local emergency number for help. If another person is available, have that person call for help while you perform first aid.
To perform the Heimlich maneuver on someone else:
To perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself:
Last Updated: 2009-11-14
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