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Choking is what happens when something gets stuck in and blocks a person’s throat or windpipe. It’s a medical emergency – find out what to do and how you could save someone’s life.
If you or your child were to swallow an object, you would probably not be any cause for concern. Small objects usually do not cause any problems. Learn more about commonly swallowed objects and what steps to take if you are unsure.
Inhaled substance or object
People can accidentally breathe in a substance or object. Such as a liquid, powder, gas or small toy part. Learn more about symptoms that can arise from inhaling a substance or object.