What is chocking?

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Chocking is the condition when air passage is blocked and there is difficulty in breathing. Air passage may be blocked if food or foreign bodies like artificial teeth, coin, seed etc. Enters in the wind pipe or water enters into the air passage as in the case of drowning. Chocking is more commonly seen in young children. Death may result due to complete blockage of air passages.


  • Remove the foreign particle by bending the adult over the knees and give a number of blows on his shoulders. In case a child holds him upside down with One hand and with other hand gives a number of blows on his shoulders until the foreign particle is thrown out.
  • Keep the body warm by light blankets.