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Watch the video, in which a child is treated for choking. The information below the video gives you the key steps to helping a child who is choking.
A child who is choking may be clutching at their chest or neck and won’t be able to speak, breathe or cough.
This creates a strong vibration and pressure in the airway, which is often enough to dislodge the blockage. Dislodging the object will allow them to breathe again.
Abdominal thrusts squeeze the air out of the lungs and may dislodge the blockage.
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