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86 year old male was hospitalized and diagnosed with stridor. x-ray of chest normal. ct of neck shows little swollen gland which . post release stridor noise came down but still little noise is there. pcp recommended loratadine otc. any advise ?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Discuss allergy testing with your physician. There may have been an exposure and subsequent swelling in the airway. If moderate, steroids may be indicated.

Answered 10/23/2021


Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

An ENT exam/ flexible laryngoscopy is usually needed to look for possible obstruction, tracheal stenosis or inhaled food/material among other conditions. A swallow evaluation may help in case aspiration is suggested by history.

Answered 10/22/2021



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