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A 35-year-old member asked:

My father is getting unconscious and getting convulsions during coughing and he has asthma. what should we do?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
ER: His cough is severe enough to cause him to pass out means his asthma is not controlled, go to the er immediately.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
You must act ASAP: Sounds like the asthma is progressing, and with the coughing, maybe an infection is present. The fact that he is losing consciousness raises concern of hypoxia. This cannot be handled at home. Head to the nearest hospital now.

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