I have an 11yr old dancer with asthma. Diagnosed a few years back. A few weeks ago she had a sever asthma attack that after using inhaler her hands cramped up into what the dr called “trousseau effect”…she could not move them for about an hour and her feet were heavy. She could walk but slow. Went to er at dr advice and she was fine next day. Thought it was a fluke but then it happened yesterday at rehearsal (6hr long) she was fine, then had an attack, sat down used inhaler, was catching her breathe then hands started cramping and this time within 5 mns she couldn’t move her hands, arms, legs or feet. It’s like her muscles all just locked. It was hard for me to move them! It took 3.5 hrs for her to be able to stand and walk but still with help. Today she is fine.
has anyone ever had this experience and what did you do to help not go through this during asthma attacks? We have told her to breathe into a paper bag or through one nostril…hoping that helps reduce amount of oxygen she is pulling.
thanks for any helpful advice!