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A 42-year-old female asked:

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

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 29 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!

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