(HealthDay News) -- Some foods, small toys and objects can be choking hazards for babies and young children. That's why it's important to quickly recognize the warning signs of choking.
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The U.S. National Safety Council mentions these common symptoms:
- Having difficulty breathing (ribs and chest are pulled in), or being unable to make any sounds.
- Crying or coughing weakly.
- Having a bluish tint to the skin.
- Making a high-pitched sound while inhaling.
- Losing consciousness.
-- Diana Kohnle
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