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2. If You are Choking: Cough Forcefully

If you are alone and you begin to choke, the first step towards dislodging whatever has blocked your airway is a forceful cough. If you can still aspirate, this will be much easier. Take a deep breath and cough as you would when coughing up phlegm. If you cannot first take in air, do not panic. You still have enough air in your lungs to eject the blockage.

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