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Woke up and couldn’t breathe

Patient: I recently had got laryngitis (not sure if I spelled that right) and was sick with a cold. One night I suddenly woke up and could not breathe. It felt like my airway had been closed. Then at a different time I was coughing and had the same thing happen. this also happened the last time Ihad a cold. what is happening?

 

 

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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