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What causes; whistling raspy sound breathing out?

What causes; whistling raspy sound breathing out?

Breathing: Anything from a cold with a bit of congestion to airway obstruction, also heart disease may have respiratory problems, it depends if there are other signs and symptoms such as cough or shortness of breath. If it is a recurring problem or you have other symptoms I urge you to consult your doc. ...Read more

Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more


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When I FULLY exhale the VERY last bit of breath sounds wheezy and I feel the urge to cough. Normal breathing ok?

When I FULLY exhale the VERY last bit of breath sounds wheezy and I feel the urge to cough. Normal breathing ok?

No: Since asthmatic wheezing is the air getting caught in the airways at the end of expiration, it sounds as you are having air trapping in the bronchioles. See your doctor, to do an exam, pulmonary function testing and possb=ibly treat. ...Read more

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I have OCD and lately I'm obsessed with a whistling sound when I exhale. I hear when I provoke it by breathing very slow. All tests clear. Lung cancer?

I have OCD and lately I'm obsessed with a whistling sound when I exhale. I hear when I provoke it by breathing very slow. All tests clear. Lung cancer?

OCD Symptoms?: If you have been examined by a physician, and had the appropriate tests (chest x-ray, blood tests) and nothing was found to suggest lung cancer, then this may be an OCD issue. Do you have family history of lung cancer, or have you lost a friend to this disease? Are you a smoker? If all these are no, then you need to stop monitoring your breathing so closely. Talk to MD or psychologist re OCD. ...Read more

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It sounds like breathing ozone is harmful. I have a ozone generator at home. Is it dangerous?

Ozone: See what the manufacturer says. Sometimes older ones produce too much ozone which is an irritant. Certain room sizes may be required for proper dilution of the ozone. ...Read more

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When stretching my upper body a weird breathing sound comes from my chest. I don't have any injuries. What could it be?

When stretching my upper body a weird breathing sound comes from my chest. I don't have any injuries. What could it be?

Need more info: Do you smoke, are you short of breath? There are a few other things that may cause your complaint. Please make an appointment with your family physician for an exam and maybe get a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Is it normal for a babies to breath faster and with a sound when feeding? Can air conditioner cause problem to their breathing?

Babies: Breath faster in general but rarely over 80 breaths a minute. Some babies are noisy feeders. It depends on the type of noise and their exam that makes it normal or abnormal. Make sure he/she is able to breath through the nose. An air conditioner should not cause breathing problems more so with feeding. All the best and if in doubt have it checked. ...Read more

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My three month old grunts all the time. Sounds like sling blade. He doesn't appear to b in discomfort. He has been doing this since birth. Why?

My three month old grunts all the time. Sounds like sling blade. He doesn't appear to b in discomfort. He has been doing this since birth. Why?

Airway Noise: If child has no symptoms of respiratory distress/difficulty, consider abnormalities of the upper airway. Tracheomalacia is increased "floppiness" in upper airway that can cause increased noise especially with inspiration, worse when crying or breathing hard. Usually improves w/ no treatment as child grows. Also consider: vocal chord paralysis, choanal atresia/stenosis, subglotti stenosis. ...Read more

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What's does popping like sound when breathing mean? Bad?

See A DOCTOR: I may be nothing or possible asthma or something similar. You should have your chest listened to by a doctor. ...Read more

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Shallow breather due to minor cp. Only thing is I sound breathy, voice projection issues when nervous. Deep breathing exc hard to commit to, why?

Shallow breather due to minor cp. Only thing is I sound breathy, voice projection issues when nervous. Deep breathing exc hard to commit to, why?

With repetition,: Determination and will power, you can slow down and do deep breathing exercises. Attaining and improving self-esteem will take care of the nervous projection in your voice. Best wishes! Http://healthland. Time. Com/2012/10/08/6-breathing-exercises-to-relax-in- 10-minutes-or-less/ http://psychcentral. Com/lib/how-to-raise-your-self-esteem/000737. ...Read more

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My grand daughter breathing doesn't sound normal, we've taken her to 2 different doctors and they all tell us the same thing, that she sounds fine?

My grand daughter breathing doesn't sound normal, we've taken her to 2 different doctors and they all tell us the same thing, that she sounds fine?

Breathing: You child should be seen by an ENT specialist so he can take a peek at your child's vocal cords. She may have a polyp or other problem with her cords ...Read more

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I hear a whizzing like sound when breathing while sitting (only sitting) but apparently its not my lungs cause I got it fully checked. What can it be?

Probably fine: It is possible that the whizzing sound is from your nose or throat. If you do not feel short of breath, dizzy, chest pain or have a cough, it might just be that you have nasal congestion or or large tonsils. ...Read more

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What causes hollow of my breathing sound in ear?

Two possibilities: Your eustachian tube can be too open. It normally stays closed and opens with pressure changes or swallowing. If it is open always, it can cause you to hear your own breath sounds. It should get better with lying down. Or you could have a superior semicircular canal dehiscence, which means a compartment of your inner ear has a hole in it. It will not make your symptom better with lying down. ...Read more

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Chest pain when breathing in deeply followed by a "pop" sound. What could it be?

Chest pain: You could have pneumonia with pleural inflammation. The pop would be inflation of collapsed lung when you breath in and expand lung. You should go see a doc and get checked. ...Read more

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Is there a difference in the breathing sounds of someone with croup compared to pertussis?

Is there a difference in the breathing sounds of someone with croup compared to pertussis?

Breathing sounds: With severe croup, you may hear stridor, which is an inspiratory sucking or squeaking sound. This is a sign of severe tracheal narrowing and warrants immediate medical attention. With pertussis, there are many coughs in a row (>5) which makes it hard to breath in between. Sometimes there's a whooping sound after the cough attack. For both conditions, the child should be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have a cracking sound when I'm breathing and shortness of breath. Could you tell me what it could be?

Could be serious: Shortness of breath is always an important reason to seek out immediate care. Your symptoms could indicate pneumonia but, regardless, no answer should slow you from getting checked out. If you are short of breath just walking across room &/or coughing, have fever or chills waste no time getting to an emergency room. Short of breath running across the street? Get "crackling" checked out nonetheless. ...Read more

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I have 4yr old daughter. Woken at 3am with temp of 35.9, and funny sound when breathing in. Obv not feeling well.?

I have 4yr old daughter. Woken at 3am with temp of 35.9, and funny sound when breathing in. Obv not feeling well.?

Snoring?: Video record this event using your camera phone and show it to your pediatrician. What you are describing could be snoring. Temperature of 35.9 is low. This could be because you may have obtained temperature in the armpit in a cold environment. ...Read more

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Once or twice I have heard whistle kind of breathing sound on my 7day old daughter while sleeping. Do I have to about it?

Once or twice I have heard whistle kind of breathing sound on my 7day old daughter while sleeping. Do I have to about it?

Please watch: If it is infrequent, no fever, and baby is feeding well with good skin color, one can watch that.
Most likely, it is some mechanical conducted breath sounds.
Any persistence or worsening should be evaluated.
Do run a cool mist humidifier, especially in the winter months.
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My little girl (3 months old) has tracheomalacia. What can be done to make her more comfortable? Her breathing sounds horrible.

My little girl (3 months old) has tracheomalacia. What can be done to make her more comfortable? Her breathing sounds horrible.

Usually time: Tracheomalacia is immature development with resultant soft trachea, cartilage not s hard. Most causes are seconday to pressure in utero by either blood vessels (vasc ring), interruption in esophagus (atresia) cocngenital tumor, pressing on trachea. Idiopathic tracheomalacia can occur and causes noisy breathing that usually disappears by approx. With idiopathic noise is usually worse than symptoms. ...Read more

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My 19 month old grandson used to babble, now he just grunts and makes an ehhh sound. He understands everything, points knows letters & numbers.?

My 19 month old grandson used to babble, now he just grunts and makes an ehhh sound. He understands everything, points knows letters & numbers.?

Change in infant sou: You can observe for few days and if you feel he is not doing what he was doing before, have him be examined by your pediatrician, and see if there is a problem. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby is a very noisy sleeper he makes high pitch sounds he is breathing very well but he's been like this since born only in deep sleep?

My 6 month old baby is a very noisy sleeper he makes high pitch sounds he is breathing very well but he's been like this since born only in deep sleep?

Infant sleep: Hello. Since it is very hard to diagnose specific problems via this site, it is best to review any airway concern you may have with your pediatrician. Try to record the sounds your child sounds like. This can be very helpful for your doctor or a pediatric ENT specialist to confirm the etiology for the sounds. An airway evaluation may also be recommended. ...Read more