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Can allergy cause inflammation of neck airways(apart from nasal airways), leading to labored breathing?
Dx Laryngomalacia. Virus caused sig. Strider/loss of voice. epiglotitis R/O
Could combo laryngeal inflammation &Laryngomalacia cause severe symptoms
Asthma?: If you have asthma, you need to address inflammation and airway reactivity hence the advice to use both a bronchodilator and an inhaled steroid. If you are having wheezing from a viral illness and the wheezing is reversed with a bronchodilator, there is a possibility that you have had mild asthma and symptoms were not enough to get your attention until the respiratory illness. ...Read more
Yes -that's the idea: Continuous positive airway pressure (cpap), in theory, acts like an "air splint" - keeping the soft, floppy part of the airway open when you inhale. The upper airway is like a floppy tube. If you inhale on one end, the tube will collapse. CPAP helps prevent this. The pressure, however, needs to be adjusted for each individual as the requirements vary from person to person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Provent: Referrring to provent?...Epap is the measurable postive pressure in your airway as you exhale. So as you breath out provent causes pressure to build up in your airway that keep your tissues from collapsing. This can be as high as as 12 cm water. (cpap can get up to 16 cm of water). For this to work your mouth must stay closed & must not have nasal obstruction. ...Read more
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Is arytenoid collapse into the airway of an adult causing laryngeal strider upon Inhalation functional or behavioral? What is the impact of UCTD?
Stridor: Functional and behavioral are the same thing, both suggesting a non-organic or mental health pathology as the underlying cause. ...Read more
Can asthma meds (inhaled cortisteroids) be used to treat frequent attacks of angioedema with swollen airways?
Can UCTD with elements of lupus/sjogrens cause chronic post nasal drip leading to vocal chord dysfunction?
25 yo with chronic inflammation of pharynx,nose with burning &stinging.Had endoscopy.Nl CBC.On doxycycline/nasal steroids. Hx reflux.Next steps?
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