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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
Bronchitis is an inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi (airways that carry air from the trachea to the more distal parts of the lungs, or bronchioles). Bronchitis may be caused by either viral or bacterial infections, and is treated with antibiotics , steroids, inhaled bronchodilators, or mucolytics. Bronchitis can be acute or chronic. The latter is usually associated with smoking and may be part of COPD. Both acute and chronic bronchitis can lead to other serious conditions, including pneumonia with ...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?
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
Subsequent to inserting breathing tube patient has no breath sounds in left lung what could have happened?
Taking a test?: No breath sounds on the left after placing an endotracheal tube usually means the tube is in too far and is only aerating the right lung. Simple fix, pull the tube back. ...Read more
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