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crackles vs rhonchi

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
Lung sounds: can indicate many different problems. Rhonchi are common with COPD, pneumonia, smokers, bronchitis. Crackles - wet crackles - can be heard with pneu ... Read More

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Ronchi: Need to find cause of ronchi then treat that. Never take pills that you do not know the name of.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: rhonchi are caused by a blockage in the airways or fluid in the bronchial passageway so yes asthma and less commonly common cold can be associated wit ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Pneumonia symptoms: It can take up to a week sometimes for those "noises" to disappear after starting appropriate treatment. You are now killing the bacteria causing the ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You may be having some bronchial reactivity related to asthma although some wheezing is usual as well. Bronchodilating inhaler would help this type of ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt.: Humidifier, nasal saline and closely observation can be helpful.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Z pack : Most bronchitis is viral, and not improved with antibiotics. If there is no fever then bacterial bronchitis is less likely. A cough from bronchitis ca ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Allergies: sometime the cold triggers the allergies and the antihistamine will dry up the secretions
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Fluid in lungs: The medical term for this is rales. It is a slight popping sound (like rice krispies in milk) heard when someone listens with a stethescope during br ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
22 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Noise on chest: 'crackles' refers to a specific sound a doctor hears when they listen with a stethoscope at your lungs. 'basal' usually refers to the location where t ... Read More

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