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Your Strangulation May Also be Known as:
Choked by someone
Strangled

Top 2 Strangulation Causes

  1. 1.Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus, as well as shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. It is typically caused by a virus.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own by resting, drinking fluids and taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) to alleviate fever and discomfort. If the condition lasts longer than a few weeks, or if your symptoms are worsening, you may want to see a doctor who may prescribe an inhaler or pursue other treatment options.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    cough, productive cough, sore throat, wheezing, coughing up green or yellow phlegm
    Symptoms that always occur with bronchitis:
    cough
    Symptoms that never occur with bronchitis:
    nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Acid Reflux Disease (Gerd)

    Acid reflux disease, also known as GERD, occurs when the acidic contents of the stomach come back up into the esophagus. The most common symptoms are heartburn and regurgitation.

    You should visit your primary care physician if you get heartburn regularly. The doctor may be able to prescribe medications such as proton pump inhibitors or H2 blockers to reduce the acidity of the stomach. Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy food may help reduce heartburn as well.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, sore throat, cough with dry or watery sputum, pain below the ribs, deep chest pain, behind the breast bone
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Strangulation

  • Q.Did you recently injure your neck?
  • Q.Were you hit or injured anywhere on your face? If so, where?
  • Q.Did you get hit in the head?
  • Q.Did you injure your ear?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our strangulation symptom checker.

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Strangulation Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced strangulation have also experienced:

    • 100% Cough
  • People who have experienced strangulation were most often matched with:

    • 50% Bronchitis
    • 50% Acid Reflux Disease (Gerd)

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