If someone strangles you, you need to act quickly and not panic. In most cases, you can cough up what is stuck on your own, but sometimes someone else needs to intervene and help – and here you need to be quick. When someone suffers from a lack of oxygen, it takes minutes.
The first thing you should do is bend the person forward and hit them hard with the palm of your hand between the shoulder blades. Next, you should press on the abdomen, placing one fist just above the navel and placing the other hand on top, pushing in and up.
“It’s not easy to find the navel when you’re in a hurry, so feel it’s soft — it’s not overly cautious,” says emergency nurse Camilla Thorell.
Keep repeating this until the person can clear whatever is blocking the airways.
Camila appears – five blows to the back and five presses to the abdomen until it comes out.
If you are pregnant and have a large stomach, the pressure will be above the stomach, just below the rib cage.
– If the stomach is huge, then I should go as far above the stomach as possible. The baby is very protected in there and works well, so it’s just a matter of holding him.
So the most important thing is not to be afraid to take it forcibly, and that goes for adults as well as pregnant women and children, Camilla says.
—This is my most important message: Take it! Because this should come out, within a few minutes the person will be unconscious.
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