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Crackles vs rhonchi

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
Pulmonology 17 years experience
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 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
Pediatrics 37 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 37 years experience
Mgt.: Humidifier, nasal saline and closely observation can be helpful.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
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 42-year-old member asked:
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pediatric Pulmonology 23 years experience
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Tight tired short mu: Tired tight short muscles see a therapist and get some neck stretches massage loosens muscle work in relaxation skills.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 14 years experience
See a physician: As soon as possible for physical exam and chest x ray to diagnose and treat your problem.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Many causes: The most common and likely cause of cracking/popping in front of the knee is an irritated or early wear of the knee cap cartilage or the surface carti... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Not usually: Post nasal drip typically causes throat discomfort and throat clearing. Crackles generally refers to lung sounds where there is fluid in the alveoli ... Read More
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