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Steps to treat cases of choking and swallowing the tongue

Amman Today

publish date 2021-09-12 09:56:51

You may have encountered cases of suffocation suffered by people after things stopped in the airway, or perhaps they swallowed their tongue, and I stood bewildered, unable to extend a helping hand in those cases that may be fatal.

Fahad Al-Otaibi, a Saudi ambulance and emergency specialist, revealed in an interview with Al-Ekhbariya channel, the correct ways to deal with these cases quickly.

In the case of suffocation or “choking,” the person is unable to speak or breathe, in which case there is a complete blockage of the airway, Al-Otaibi says.

The ideal intervention in this case is to stand behind the victim and press the abdomen inward and upward until the foreign body is removed.

And the Saudi ambulance specialist advised that if a person swallows his tongue, his head should be tilted with his chin raised, explaining that when losing consciousness, the muscles of the body relax, including the muscle of the tongue, which causes this situation.

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