What to do if you get hit in the throat?
If you are a person who gets hit in the throat, it is very likely that your life will not be much better than before. But don’t worry, there are things which can be done to prevent such a situation from happening again.
First of all, make sure that you have some sort of protection against being choked or suffocated when getting hit in the throat. A good way to protect yourself is to wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle.
Another thing which can be done is to keep your mouth shut and try not to cough up blood. There are many ways of doing this, but one of them is using a handkerchief. Another method would be taking out the airway with something like a straw or even just spitting into the windpipe (if you are lucky enough). Whatever you do, do NOT let go of the airway!
The best thing you can do is to call for help immediately after getting hit in the throat. Even though it may seem difficult at first, it is possible to breathe normally once you reach a hospital or doctor’s office. Don’t try to help yourself, this can be harmful and even prove to be fatal.
Risks of getting hit in the throat
If you are a victim of a hit to the throat, it may seem like a minor injury at first, but complications may occur. After getting hit in the throat it is very possible that you experience bleeding in your mouth or even damage your vocal cords. Get medical attention immediately after getting hit in the throat.
As you can see, there are many things you can do if you are a victim of getting hit in the throat. Follow the tips and advice above, but most importantly, stay safe.
How to prevent a hit to the throat
The best way to prevent a hit to the throat is to wear a protective device around your neck. This can be something as simple as a necklace, or it can be something more complex. A more complex protective item is a gorget, a metal plate that covers the front of the neck.
These work well at preventing a hit to the throat, but it is not without its disadvantages. Many people report severe headaches and dizziness when wearing this device for an extended period of time. Many people also complain about breathing difficulties.
Also, keep in mind that this only helps you if you are attacked by someone with their fists or with a blunted weapon. If the person attacking you has a sharp weapon, then this device provides no protection at all.
It ultimately comes down to your preference on whether you want to wear one of these devices or not. Just remember to stay safe if you decide not to.
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