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In martial arts class yesterday I accidentally choked out my

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in martial arts class yesterday I accidentally choked out my friend. he was unconscious for less than 10-15 seconds. and when he regained conscience he didn't know what happened. he seemed to be ok after a min or so. I am still worried though. will he be ok?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Nurse Mandy replied 6 years ago.

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Yes he should be fine. He was not unconscious long enough to cause any long term damage.

If he develops any symptoms of dizziness, fainting, severe headache or nausea/vomiting then he should seek medical care. If not he is fine.

Hope this has eased your concern. Have a good day.

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
how long would one have to be unconscience to have long term damage?
Expert:  Nurse Mandy replied 6 years ago.
3-5 minutes without breathing will deprive the brain of oxygen and damage can start to begin. Since your friend was only out for 10-15 sec he should be just fine.
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