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What is airway distress?

When the airway (wind pipe) is obstructed, such as choking on an object or piece of food. This can also occur when a baby is born and the airway is plugged with mucous.

What is an obstruction of the upper airway?

An obstruction of the upper airway involves the blockage of the airway in the throat, trachea (airway going to the lungs) or the voice box. Multiple things can cause upper airway obstruction, such as foreign objects (choking), swelling due to… Full Answer