Hi. I had an asthma attack two days ago and I was taken to yhe hospital and given an inhaler. I have been using my inhaler religiously every 4 hours and I have been breathing better however I still feel tightness in my throat area sometime. What could this be?
This sounds like you do have asthma and may need medication, in addition to the inhaler you were prescribed.
At times, other diseases are mistakenly diagnosed as asthma. One of the more common of these, Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD), can mimic asthma but unlike asthma, can often feel like a tightness in the throat.
I suggest that you have your doctor examine your lungs to determine if more asthma meds may be needed. Then, at that same visit, ask him/her about VCD.
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