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A 23-year-old female asked:

Tight throat, difficulty breathing and cold hands. ecg normal, was given montelukast. later pulse on neck is visible. asthma? or anxiety attack?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Likely anxiety: With the odd collection of symptoms anyone would be concerned. Montelukast has some benefit in allergies but less so for asthma. I can't link the pattern to any specific issue. A re-visit with your doc with a further discussion of your concerns would be wise.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
pulse oximetry and lung function test may be useful
Aug 18, 2018
Last updated Nov 8, 2019


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