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Health Tip: Know the Warning Signs of Choking in Children

Including difficulty breathing

(HealthDay News) -- Food and small objects including toys are prime choking hazards for young children. It's important to know the warning signs of a choking child so you can take quick action.

The National Safety Council says a choking child may:

  • Have difficulty breathing.
  • Cough or cry weakly.
  • Have a bluish tint to the skin.
  • Lapse into unconsciousness and be unable to signal that he or she is choking.
  • Make a high-pitched noise while inhaling.
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