How Is Laryngospasm Treated? continued...
You can also relieve GERD and LPR, and help prevent laryngospasm, by following these lifestyle tips:
- Avoid common heartburn triggers, such as fruit and fruit juices, caffeine, fatty foods, and peppermint.
- Eat smaller meals, and stop eating two to three hours before bedtime.
- If you smoke, quit. Also, limit alcohol consumption.
- Raise the head of your bed a few inches by putting wood blocks under the bedpost.
In children who develop laryngospasm as a complication of anesthesia during surgery, treatment usually involves moving the head and neck to open the airway. It also involves using a machine (continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP) to deliver air directly into the airway. Some children need to have a tube placed into the throat to assist with breathing.