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(From The Jakarta Post)
After discussing in this column two weeks ago how to help children less than a year old who are choking, we will now talk about what to do with choking children over the age of one.
Remember that if the child can cough freely, has normal skin color and can speak, he or she is not choking. If the cough is more like a gasp and the person is turning blue, he or she is probably choking. If in doubt, ask the choking person if he or she can talk. If the person can speak, then the airway is not completely blocked and oxygen is reaching the lungs.
If the child is conscious, start with the Heimlich maneuver. To perform the Heimlich …