Comb al­le­vi­ates brush with al­lergy

Global Times - - Mosaic -

A quick-think­ing train em­ployee in Jiangsu Prov­ince helped a pas­sen­ger es­cape a brush with dan­ger on Fri­day by us­ing her comb as a tongue sup­pres­sor.

Video cap­tur­ing the dra­matic scene shows the man at Yangzhou Train Sta­tion gasp­ing for air due to an al­ler­gic re­ac­tion from pep­pers in his serv­ing of in­stant noo­dles.

He broke out in a rash and be­came faint. Em­ploy­ees strug­gled to hold him up­right.

As his wife pan­icked, rail­way em­ployee Zhu Kaixia came to the res­cue.

“We need to keep his tongue down,” Zhu is heard say­ing.

Mo­ments later she takes a comb out from her in­ner jacket pocket and uses it to sup­press his tongue long enough for medics to ar­rive.

“I used it the way a doc­tor would use a tongue sup­pres­sor to keep his wind­pipe open,” Zhu told Jiangsu TV af­ter the or­deal.

The man was treated at a lo­cal hos­pi­tal and has since re­cov­ered.

His wife re­turned to the sta­tion to thank Zhu in per­son for her life-sav­ing help.

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