my karate student got hit in the left neck portion during a sparring match last Sept 17 2010 830am,and continued to attend other class till 3pm and had a drinking spree [and cigarettes] w/ classmates despite complaining neck pain.There was no noticeable skin discoloration when the neck portion was hit that whole day, but the following day onward, the student allegedly complained of difficulty in breath, headache, swollen neck and was confined friday at hospital Sept 24 2010,CT scan was conducted and was administered w/ steroids. i understand that steroids is used to threat asthma, and the mother of the patient lied about the disease and wont show medical analysis/findings of attending physician.i also believe that a punch won't even create mucus secretion as i had been hit many times in the neck during karate tourneys, and suffered pain that subsides later, just like getting in the groin.i believe also that a person with asthma is sensible to heat temperature, and extraneous exercise.
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!
There are missing pieces of information. Yes, steroids are used to treat asthma. However, steroids are also used to treat acute inflammation and an acute nerve injury and many other conditions. Neck injuries higher up in the neck can cause breathing problems too. But this would then lead to hospitalization and further treatment. It is very difficult to assess the situation on net. Please talk to the treating doctor for complete analysis. Hope this helps. Take care!
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