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Do these food particles that get into ones wind pipe sometimes get lodged in the lungs?

Asked by gem mina, 14 Sep '08 09:12 am
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They do get lodged in one of the air tubes,not rarely.its an emergency and requires a bronchoscopic removal by an expert doctor.it can also kill an individual,hence never allow kids to eat in a moving car,keep them away from nuts,seeds,small playthings which they can put in mouth.also give small spoonfuls or bites .dont talk while eating and never gobble up for fun.in long standing severe cases lungs get infected and have to be removed .
Answered by john hope, 14 Sep '08 09:43 am

 
  
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Choking is a term used to define the situation when the flow of air to the lungs is obstructed in some way. It can happen because of something which the person has eaten, or may be some food particle has got stuck in the throat. This can prevent the lungs from getting air, and would result in choking.
Placing your fist with the thumb against the victim's upper abdomen, clasp the other hand over the fist. Make sure that your fist is just above the navel but below the ribs and breastbone, else it can damage the ribs. Now, push your fist forcefully towards the abdomen with a quick upward thrust, followed by an inner thrust. What this essentially does is it pushes air from the lungs up to the windpipe, which dislodges the foreign object.you can prevent Choking
Answered by neera bhatt, 14 Sep '08 12:34 pm

 
  
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Generally it never happens as anything which will go inside the wind pipe will choke the breath and hence nature only takes it out by way of hiccups or sneeze or some other method
Answered by krish, 14 Sep '08 10:54 am

 
  
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Quite unlikely. As the food tries to enter wind pipe, we get cough and sneeze and system gets rid of it. Body has good defence mechanisms
Answered by Shashi LS, 14 Sep '08 09:15 am

 
  
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The moment any solid particle even touches the top of wind pipe we start coughing severely and continue to do so till it is out.So there are no chances of solid food particles to go further down
Answered by trishha, 14 Sep '08 09:14 am

 
  
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