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Airway feeling constricted after vomiting, unable to breath. What is the reason?

After vomiting , I sometimes find myself completely unable to breath for 5-10 seconds. It is as if the airway has constricted to the point of complete closure. After the initial 5-10 seconds, this constriction lessens and I slowly regain the ability to breathe. I do not have any known medical afflictions, and there is no use of any substance ( i.e. anaesthesia, alcohol, etc. ) when this occurs.
Asked On : Fri, 7 Sep 2012
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Hi and thanks for the query,
When we vomit stomach contents along with stomach acid refluxes into the throat.
In response to the acid there is sudden spasm in the throat leading to breathing difficulty.
Do not worry. Its natural.
Regards, Dr Kishori.
Answered: Fri, 20 Dec 2013
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