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Is mucus a problem with vcd? would an asthma inhaler irritate vcd? learning from an internet support forum. doc says i may have vcd along with asthma.

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
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Asthma vs. VCD: Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) or paradoxical vocal cord dysfunction is a condition that can mimic asthma but involves breathlessness focused in the throat area rather than lower airways where asthma usually hangs out. Can get a methacholine challenge test to confirm/deny asthma diagnosis and consider getting a videostroboscopy to evaluate VCD. Strong scents, not mucous typical trigger for VCD
Dr. Thomas Josa
Allergy and Immunology 39 years experience
Maybe: Vocal Cord Dysfunction can easily be confused with asthma and can be tricky to diagnose. Both can coexist. Mucous production is not a direct result of VCD but could perhaps be secondary to the irritant that triggered it. Asthma inhalers are not typically triggers of VCD in practice.

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