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What is laryngospasm?

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Laryngospasm is a rare but frightening experience. Your vocal cords suddenly seize up or close when taking in a breath, blocking the flow of air into your lungs. People with this condition may wake from a sound sleep and find themselves momentarily unable to speak or breathe. Though it can be scary while it's happening, laryngospasm typically goes away within a couple of minutes.

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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