Is it safe to be put to sleep for surgery if you have asthma ?

  • ProudMommy3
  • houston tx
  • 3 years ago

I was wondering if haveing the tube down your throat is safe for someone who had childhood asthma but still has flare up's once every year or should I tell my dr I want the mask ?

Comments (1)

You will meet with the anesthesiologist prior to surgery so please share this with him/her.  If they know ahead of time they are able to deal with this and take precautions.

I personally have mild asthma and they had asked me to bring my inhaler with me to the surgery center.  I made my doctor aware of this and  came through without any problems at all.  

But you need to really discuss this with the doctor.