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laryngeal edema vs laryngospasm, how do i avoid it and prevent it?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Reflux prevention: One of the most common reasons why both of these occur is due to reflux. Stomach juice leaving the stomach coming up into the throat can cause swelling and inflammation of the voice box. Sometimes if some of this juice gets onto the vocal chords it can lead to spasm. Avoid acidic foods and drinks and don't eat or drink for three hours before going to bed.

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