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Chronic Bronchitis Breath Sounds
Progressive...: Chronic bronchitis is a form of COPD and it is slowly progressive. Treatments that can slow disease progression include smoking cessation and oxygen therapy, if the oxygen level is low enough to qualify. It can be fatal but progression can be slowed with treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (the larger and medium-sized airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the more distal parts of the lung parenchyma). It may be infectious and require antibiotics, or steroid like meds to help treat it. (it can be acute ...Read more
21month boy, history of pneumonia and bronchitis.Already on zpack and breathing treatments this year. Wet breath sounds right after tx, what else can I do?
Hydrate, avoid smoke: When sick with an upper respiratory infection one should stay well hydrated & avoid irritants like smoke. If there is a fever it should be treated with acetaminophen as fever will contribute to dehydration. If the child's caregivers smoke, they should quit for the sake of the child's health. I would also be concerned about this child's immune status with a serious medical history like this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infection/ Cancer: Tb usually cause supaclavicular bronchial breath sound. Where as bacterial pneumonia can cause bronchial breath sounds in the lower lobe area. And localized area of bronchial breathing in paratracheal or infraclavicular region with history of smoking makes one think in terms of ruling out cancer. ...Read more
What kind of breath sounds do you expect to hear in patients with atelectasis? What would very loud breath sounds indicate?
20 m baby was having minor chokes quite frequently last evening. Has been making funny breath sounds during sleep. Possibly rti or frn body or allegy?
When I FULLY exhale the VERY last bit of breath sounds wheezy and I feel the urge to cough. Normal breathing ok?
135 pulse rate, 98 spo2, 103.8 temperature, 3yr old female, breath sounds clear, no SOB, should I take her to urgent care? Concerned about EN-D68
Yes: If you're worried about EV-D68 (http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/08/health/enterovirus-d68-symptoms/index.html), then yes, better safe than sorry. Besides, depending upon your reference, some might consider 135bpm to be elevated for 3yo (http://www.emedicinehealth.com/pediatric_vital_signs/article_em.htm). Don't forget, other germs can cause fever, too. Urinary tract infections are very common in girls. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on severity: If severe, mitral stenosis can cause pulmonary edema or fluid buildup in the lung tissue and air spaces as a result of increasing left atrial pressure and pulmonary venous congestion. This may led to shortness of breath as well as crackles on exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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