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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Glenn Kaye
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Laryngospasm (Definition)

Laryngospasm = involuntary contraction of vocal folds ...Read more


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I had a laryngospasm, how do I prevent it?

I had a laryngospasm, how do I prevent it?

Prevent laryngospasm: Laryngospasm occurs suddenly and causes difficulty breathing and speaking. Although frightening, an episode of laryngospasm is brief. The specific cause is not always known, so specific treatment is for a cause is not readily available. Avoid exposure to what seems to have triggered laryngospasm in the past. Treat inhalant allergies and reflux routinely. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma?

Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma?

No: Vocal cord dysfunction with closing of the vocal cords inappropriately can cause wheezing in the throat can mimic asthma. Vocal cord dysfunction is frequently associated with acid reflux disease. Rhinoscopy can be helpful in making the diagnosis. Speech therapy can be very helpful in treating this condition. ...Read more

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Why do children have more laryngospasm than adults?

Why do children have more laryngospasm than adults?

They aspirate easier: Children aspirate easier, because they eat too fast, or swallow bites of food that are too large, or they eat foods that are not appropriate for there age and/or dentition. ...Read more

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Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma or of anaphylaxis?

Is laryngospasm a symptom of asthma or of anaphylaxis?

Neither: Thiis is a reflex that occurs occasionally after surgery due to irritation of the larynx. It causes "roaring disease"in horses when they eat a plant that contains an enzyme that destroys vitamin b1. It is beause of an irritability of the recurrent laryngeal nerve that innervates the cords. Get rid of all sugar "junk" and try taking b1. See a nutritionist for details and look it up in wikipedia. ...Read more

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Laryngeal edema vs laryngospasm, how do I avoid it and prevent it?

Laryngeal edema vs laryngospasm, how do I avoid it and prevent it?

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. ...Read more

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4 years I have been on daily nebulizer occasionally high doses of steroids. What they thought is asthma and allergic to all foods. Is it laryngospasm?

4 years I have been on daily nebulizer occasionally high doses of steroids. What they thought is asthma and allergic to all foods. Is it laryngospasm?

Laryngospasm: It can be vocal cord dysfunction but you do not describe any of your symptoms. You also cannot be allergic to all foods. You really need to see an allergist to guide you with your symptoms and determine your allergies properly. ...Read more

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I have vcd with laryngospasms, strong smells trigger it. Now I have a floppy epiglottis that makes a gobbling sound when I breath. Any idea why?

I have vcd with laryngospasms, strong smells trigger it. Now I have a floppy epiglottis that makes a gobbling sound when I breath. Any idea why?

Don't overthink it: If you know the above you've had very good laryngeal exams. There is nothing seriously wrong with your epiglottis. If something worsens, go back to your ent. Continue your acid reducer, likely omeprazole. It can take months for it to have its final effects. It may help to get allergy shots to reduce any irritation of your airway. Speech therapy could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I become short of breath every time I swallow saliva/mucus? Laryngospasms?

Why do I become short of breath every time I swallow saliva/mucus? Laryngospasms?

Prob Breath Holding: When one tries to clear the sinuses or back of throat they generally hold their breath, otherwise the mucous you have gathered in your mouth could be inhaled.. Normal Breathing rate for you is 12-18 breaths/min (every 3-5 seconds). If you R trying to clear mucous and swallow you may not breathe for 30-60 seconds. Hold your breath for 60 seconds and see how you feel. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for. Infectious mollusc? I don't want undergo the burning treatment

Topical therapy: The best treatment for molloscum is some sort of topical treatment, whether it's acid, cautery or physical scraping. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

What is the best treatment for keratosis pilaris? I know it can't be completely cured, but what can help?

Moisturieze: Do not scrub as it willo irritate and make it worse. Keep it well moisturized. Am lactin 12% is a good moisturizer because it contiains 12% Lactic Acid and penetrates and moisturizes from the inside and does not just sit on the surface. The skin has a fatty layer and needs something acidic to penetrate in order to provide the deeper layers with moisture. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

What is the best treatment for bone spurs in c/t spine?

Dose it bother you: If it dose and not improve by medications, go and see neuro- surgeon he will tell out if you an operation to take it out. ...Read more

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I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

I have a lymphnode in my breast that isn't supposed to be there. What is the best treatment?

Physician Review: Palpable nodes in the breast may or may not be lymph nodes. Any palpable nodule in the breast should be reviewed by a physician who is experienced in breast review; surgeon, OB gyn, pcp. The provider should have access to high resolution ultrasound for an in depth review of the palpable area. Treatment options range from conservative observation to surgical excision, biopsy. Seek physician review. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for cold?

What is the best treatment for cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day
2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week.
3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10, 000 IU/day (NOW brand is good)
4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days
5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for shock?

What is the best treatment for shock?

Find the cause.: Shock is a general term that refers to a condition where the body is trying desperately to maintain stability of normal vital signs, but failing. There are several major types of shock, depending on the reason for the condition. Trauma, infection, spinal cord injury, and cardiac failure are some of the more typical reasons. The best treatment differs for each category. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bug bits?

What is the best treatment for bug bits?

Prevention: Prevention is key in avoiding bug bites. The treatment is usually based on the type of bug involved and most of the time is symptomatic, ie: itching, pain, etc.
Would not suggest any topical or local treatment since this is already an area of inflammation. ...Read more