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Danbury, TX
A 42-year-old female asked:

What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? i have no history of asthma or smoking.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor asap; if you are short of breath, go to the er. If this is stridor, it could lead to upper airway obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Get to a doctor today for evaluation and treatment!
Last updated Jan 16, 2018


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