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What can trigger laryngospasm?

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Laryngospasm has been linked with different triggers, such as asthma, allergies and irritants (smoke, dust, fumes), exercise, and stress and anxiety. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common one.

It may also be a complication of surgery. Anesthesia can irritate the vocal cords, especially in children. Laryngospasm caused by anesthesia can be life-threatening.

From: Laryngospasm WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: "Laryngeal and pharyngeal complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease." Maceri, D, Zim, S. , 2001; vol. 111: pp. 1976-1979. Hideto S, Seiji N, Toshiaki Y. , 2002; vol. 14: pp. 25-28. Burgoyne L, Anghelescu D. Pediatric Anesthesia, 2008; vol. 18: pp. 297-302. News release, FDA.




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SOURCES: "Laryngeal and pharyngeal complications of gastroesophageal reflux disease." Maceri, D, Zim, S. , 2001; vol. 111: pp. 1976-1979. Hideto S, Seiji N, Toshiaki Y. , 2002; vol. 14: pp. 25-28. Burgoyne L, Anghelescu D. Pediatric Anesthesia, 2008; vol. 18: pp. 297-302. News release, FDA.




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Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 7, 2018

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