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Your question: My one-year-old son needs heel cord surgery on both feet. He also has asthmatic tendencies. How safe is the anesthesia with his asthma?
The expert answers:
If his asthma is not very severe, it should not be problematic. Sometimes, a breathing airway called "LMA" can be used during anesthesia, which is less stimulating than other breathing tubes. .
Hydration is important, so good fluid intake the day before the surgery is important, along with a good schedule of breathing medications, if he is on them. Make sure to discuss any concerns or questions with your doctor