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[URGENT] steak stuck in throat, can still breathe

mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
edited August 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
So I was eating some steak a little fast and now I have a peice stuck in my throat. I can still breathe but I can't swallow air or anything without spitting up. Any ideas?

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Does anyone near you know the Heimlich maneuver?
    If so, it might be helpful.

  • harvestharvest By birthright, a stupendous badass.Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Call the paramedics.

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    So I was eating some steak a little fast and now I have a peice stuck in my throat. I can still breathe but I can't swallow air or anything without spitting up. Any ideas?

    9-1-1 unless someone there can help you with the Heimlich Maneuver.

    Can you verbalize?

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    What they said. Paramedics live for this.

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  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Yes, I can verbalize and yes people around me can perfom the hemileck. I can breathe normally. I just spit up a lot of water and can't swallow

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  • RainbulimicRainbulimic Registered User
    edited August 2008
    You need to go to the emergency room for a check up if someone performs the hemileck on you anyway because it crushes some of your internal organs up towards your ribcage.
    Kill two birds with one stone and get the paramedics there.

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    You need to go to the emergency room for a check up if someone performs the hemileck on you anyway because it crushes some of your internal organs up towards your ribcage.
    Kill two birds with one stone and get the paramedics there.

    This sounds like the sensible option.

  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    No one has performed the hemlieck yet. I can still breathe and I don't want to spend a day in the emergency room. I've decided that if the problem persists for another hour or if I can't breathe/speak I will go to the hospital. Until then, any other advice?

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    Then I moved to Georgia.
  • ProspicienceProspicience The Raven King DenvemoloradoRegistered User regular
    edited August 2008
    No one has performed the hemlieck yet. I can still breathe and I don't want to spend a day in the emergency room. I've decided that if the problem persists for another hour or if I can't breathe/speak I will go to the hospital. Until then, any other advice?

    You really should call the paramedics.

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  • DaboohkDaboohk Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    You can perform the heimlich maneuver on yourself. Stand up behind a high-back chair (one without wheels) and fall upon it fairly sharply, aiming for your diaphragm.

  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    No one has performed the hemlieck yet. I can still breathe and I don't want to spend a day in the emergency room. I've decided that if the problem persists for another hour or if I can't breathe/speak I will go to the hospital. Until then, any other advice?

    You really should call the paramedics.

    Can someone explain to me how my life is in danger? I can still breathe, I can still vocalize, this seems to be no more than an annoyance. I've had similar problems before and I've either 1) spit it out or 2) wait for it to slowly dissolve/swallow. Problem is, the meat doesn't seem to be doing that.

    EDIT: http://www.googobits.com/articles/7-how-to-perform-the-heimlich-maneuver.html
    Ask the victim, "Are you choking?" just to be sure you do not attempt the Heimlich maneuver on someone who is not breathing for a reason other than a blocked airway.

    My airway isn't blocked.

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  • FugaFuga Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    honestly, ´what's the point of making threads asking for help if you aren't going to follow its advice. go call the paramedics.

  • galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    No one has performed the hemlieck yet. I can still breathe and I don't want to spend a day in the emergency room. I've decided that if the problem persists for another hour or if I can't breathe/speak I will go to the hospital. Until then, any other advice?

    You really should call the paramedics.

    Can someone explain to me how my life is in danger? I can still breathe, I can still vocalize, this seems to be no more than an annoyance. I've had similar problems before and I've either 1) spit it out or 2) wait for it to slowly dissolve/swallow. Problem is, the meat doesn't seem to be doing that.

    Food can move around in your throat. If it gets dislodged and lands at an odd angle, you will start choking and things will get very bad very fast. Get to a hospital or call 911.

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  • Battle JesusBattle Jesus Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Cough lots. Drink lots of water. If the steak is still there in about 5 minutes, paramedics.

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  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Fuga wrote: »
    honestly, ´what's the point of making threads asking for help if you aren't going to follow its advice. go call the paramedics.

    Because I want more than one piece of advice. I don't consider calling the paramedics when it's not an emergency "good advice." I'm coughing up little pieces of the steak up now, but I just want advice for it to go down quicker.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2008
    Happened to my dad. Try to swallow some water. If you can't, if it just sits there, go to the ER and get that fucker out.

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  • Grid SystemGrid System Registered User
    edited August 2008
    I've had similar problems before and I've either 1) spit it out or 2) wait for it to slowly dissolve/swallow. Problem is, the meat doesn't seem to be doing that.
    For future reference, the optimal sequence is this:
    1. Put food in mouth
    2. Chew thoroughly
    3. Swallow

  • mrcheesypantsmrcheesypants Registered User regular
    edited August 2008
    Ok, drank some water/coke and tried the "bulemic technique" and got some of the steak out. I can swallow said coke so I think I'll be fine. Thanks for the advice.

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    Oh god. When I was younger, me and my friends wanted to burn the Harry Potter books.

    Then I moved to Georgia.
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