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Sudden cough in the night can't breathe
Hi my son has woken up suddenly in the night coughing. Feeling like he can't breathe because of a built of saliva in his throat. I've had the same thing happen to myself could it be acid reflux. It was very scary being unable to breathe.
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It is unlikely to be acid reflux in young individuals and probably it is because of acute laryngeal spasm which may be a one time event. If symptoms reccur then he may need to be examined by a specialist
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Consult nearby ENT specialist for confirmation of diagnosis and appropriate treatment if required
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