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Choking symptoms
Choking

Symptoms could include:

  • Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition that causes lung scarring, and stiffness. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The term "breathing difficulty" describes discomfort when breathing and the feeling that you can't draw a complete breath. This can develop gradually, or you may have a sudden onset. Breathing difficulties make you feel as though you can't get eno...
    Source:HLCMS
  • A coma is a prolonged state of unconsciousness. A coma occurs when a part of the brain is damaged, either temporarily or permanently. This damage results in unconsciousness, an inability to awake, and unresponsiveness to stimuli such as pain, soun...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Stridor is a high-pitched, wheezing sound caused by disrupted airflow. Stridor may also be called musical breathing or extrathoracic airway obstruction.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Source:HLCMS
  • Blue lips may represent a type of cyanosis caused by a lower level of circulating oxygen in the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Discover 26 causes of blue lips including asthma, carbon monoxide poisoning, and cyanosis. View photos and learn about treatments.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Blue fingernails may represent a type of cyanosis caused by a lower level of lack of circulating oxygen in the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • When the airways are blocked or narrowed by inflammation, secretions, a foreign object, mass, swelling or spasm, the breath sounds become noisy. If the high pitched breath sounds are a sign of difficulty breathing then immediate medial attention is required..
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Many conditions can cause your skin to become bluish in tint. For example, bruises and varicose veins can appear blue in color. Poor circulation or inadequate oxygen levels in your blood stream can also cause your skin to turn bluish. This skin di...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Cyanosis refers to a bluish cast to the skin and mucous membranes caused by a lower level of circulating oxygen carried by the red blood cells. It may also represent a high level of an abnormal form of hemoglobin in the circulation.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Peripheral cyanosis means blue hands or feet. This can be a sign that something is wrong. Here's what you need to know.
    Source:HLCMS
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