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If you are choking on something, you can perform the Heimlich maneuver on yourself:
You can also lean over a table edge, chair, or railing. Quickly thrust your upper belly area (upper abdomen) against the edge.
If you need to, you should repeat this motion until the object blocking the airway comes out.
See also: Choking first aidUpdate Date: 10/1/2008 Updated by: Jacob L. Heller, MD, Emergency Medicine, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.