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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Croup : Generally 3-4 days and improves with a one time dose of steroids; Deaxamathasone which may be repeated in 2 days if uncared. Breathing treatment are a ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Shouldn't: If the trach is in, shouldn't happen unless something is wrong with trach or there is another airway issue going on below the trach. Discuss with your ... Read More
Dr. Hassan Arshad
16 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possible: Stridor with a tracheostomy tube in place implies obstruction, either in the tube or in the trachea below. Another cause could be the tube not being i ... Read More
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Complications: Complications related to chronic tracheostomy such as granulation tissue, stenosis , or web will cause stridor following extubation. Airway should be ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
9 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Upper vs lower: Stridor is due to upper airway obstruction upto larynx or upper trachea and wheezing due lower airway obstruction- in bronchioles.
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Breathing noises: Stridor noise made by air passing through narrowed, obstructed or floppy airway.Stridor can be inspiratory or exhalatory.Most inspiratory stridor is i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
24 years experience Radiology
Stridor: Is a high pitched wheezing sound resulting from turbulent air flow in the upper airway. Stridor is a physical sign which is produced by narrowed or ob ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Quite a bit: True stridor means between 10-20% of the airway is open; seek care an in an emergency room with access to an ICU immediately. The source of stridor s ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Several causes: Toxic gas inhalation,acute epiglottitis,inhaled foreign body laryngeal tumors pharyngeal tumors, paratracheal compression by enlarged lymph nodes, voc ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
19 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not common: Adult really don't tend to have stridor commonly. I would take it seriously if you really have it. Issues such as infection, vocal cord paralysis, s ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Have it checked: Stridor is a sign that airflow in the neck is restricted. This could be serious. See your doctor or go to the emergency room.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. EMILIA MATOS
44 years experience General Practice
Yes: Could be that you have sensitive tissue around your cvocal cords or posibility of some stricture.
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Dr. Thomas Byrnes
29 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: Stridor is usually caused by swelling of the vocal cords or the nearby tissues of the airway and larynx. This can be dangerous or deadly if it trigge ... Read More
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