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What to do if i'm having an asthma attack and laryngospasm simultaneously what is the best tfeatment?

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Dr. Sunnie Skiles
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Nebulizer: Nebulizer using a bronchodilator such as Albutrol mixed with normal saline will help both with the asthma and the cool mist will help with the laryngospasm. If you don't already own a nebulizer, talk to you doctor about getting one. If you are in distress right now, go to the ER.
Dr. Lokesh Guglani
Pediatric Pulmonology 21 years experience
VocalCordDysfunction: Laryngospasm or vocal cord dysfunction can occur in patients with asthma & can be confused for asthma attack. The most effective immediate therapy besides using your asthma rescue medications is to use breathing exercises such as diaphragmatic breathing or relaxed throat breathing to help relieve the laryngospasm. Please see a speech pathologist to learn these breathing exercises for quick relief

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