Heimlich Maneuver for Adults and Children Older Than 1 Year
A person who is choking cannot talk, cough, or breathe, and may turn gray or blue. The Heimlich maneuver can help get the food or object out. WARNING: Do not try the Heimlich maneuver unless you are sure the person is choking.
If the person can cough or make sounds, let him or her cough to try to get the object out. If you are worried about the person's breathing, call
If the person can't breathe, cough, or make sounds, then:
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