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What causes trachea spasms (which blocks air passage) whenever coughing occurs? Is that an asthma symptom?
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Age dependent
The trachea of younger kids is somewhat rubbery, like a soft silicone or thin walled plastic.
It does not spasm, like the soft walls of the gut, but it can and does vibrate enough to produce some odd sounds ( the croup noise) common from ~6mo-6yr. In tracheo-malacia, ( a transient condition) the walls are much weaker and actually cave in on each other, but soft walls not spasm is the problem.

In brief: Age dependent
The trachea of younger kids is somewhat rubbery, like a soft silicone or thin walled plastic.
It does not spasm, like the soft walls of the gut, but it can and does vibrate enough to produce some odd sounds ( the croup noise) common from ~6mo-6yr. In tracheo-malacia, ( a transient condition) the walls are much weaker and actually cave in on each other, but soft walls not spasm is the problem.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
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In brief: Not possible
Your trachea is a rigid tube, it cannot spasm.

In brief: Not possible
Your trachea is a rigid tube, it cannot spasm.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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