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How long does it take for this crackling in my lungs from bronchitis to go away. Feeling totally fine except I sound like a cat purring constantly.

How long does it take for this crackling in my lungs from bronchitis to go away. Feeling totally fine except I sound like a cat purring constantly.

Can take weeks: I am sorry to hear about the bronchitis. This excess phlegm is just the after effects of the inflammatory process and can take a couple (sometime 3-4 weeks) weeks to resolve. You could try guaifenesin 300 mg by mouth and you can take this every 4 hours if needed. This will help break up the mucus/phlegm. Just make sure you are not pregnant while taking this. Guaifenesin is also called Mucinex ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Will surgery keep food/acid away from my lungs I have lpr and after eating I hear crackling in my lungs but it goes away after 1 hour??

Will surgery keep food/acid away from my lungs I have lpr and after eating I hear crackling in my lungs but it goes away after 1 hour??

Aspiration: I would doubt that you're experiencing aspiration of food into your lungs. At your young age, you have strong reflexes that would trigger violent coughing if any food particles entered your trachea. If you want to be absolutely sure, you could be scheduled for a barium swallowing examination to test for aspiration. ...Read more

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What is causing crackling in my lungs when breathing out? I do have nasal drainage but no fever

What is causing crackling in my lungs when breathing out? I do have nasal drainage but no fever

Chest congestion: Mucus clogging up your airways are loosening up causing you to have a "rattle" in your chest or "noisy breathing ". Usually start off with a cold then down airways. Makes your cough more productive. Usually self limiting. Seek medical advice if you are having difficulty breathing, wheezing or develop fever and or chest tightness! ...Read more

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I've been feeling like vomiting a lot lately my head hurts and I have a cough with mucus I also hear cracklings in my throat and lungs?

I've been feeling like vomiting a lot lately my head hurts and I have a cough with mucus I also hear cracklings in my throat and lungs?

Vomiting/cough: Your symptoms particularly the respiratory complaints indicate that you should be seen. You may have sinus disease or pneumonia. All the best and be seen. ...Read more

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Why am I having a crackling sound in lungs when exhaling?

Why am I having a crackling sound in lungs when exhaling?

Bronchitis?: One explanation for crackling and wheezing sounds on exhalation is inflammation / infection of the breathing tubes (bronchi). This is called bronchitis. Pneumonia and partial occlusion of bronchi (by mucus or a foreign body) are other things that can cause expiratory crackling. Some people with 'fluid in the lungs' or pulmonary edema may also have expiratory crackling sounds. ...Read more

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Crackling feeling in right chest. Lung?

Crackling feeling in right chest. Lung?

Needs to be checked: Crackling feeling in right chest may be due to bronchitis or pnumonia, or some thing in chest wall as you also have chest pain and you are using inhalers, probably for asthma
actually you do need a thorough examination to find out what is causing the crackling feeling, so get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Got crackling in lungs but off work with heart problems at moment what could this be?

Got crackling in lungs but off work with heart problems at moment what could this be?

Without knowing your: heart problems it is impossible to suggest a diagnosis for your cracklings since there are MANY potential causes. You need to be examined. Contact your health care provider and discuss your concerns with him/her. ...Read more

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After drinking last night I coughed up a lot of fluid this morning and lungs are crackling when I breathe. Why?

After drinking last night I coughed up a lot of fluid this morning and lungs are crackling when I breathe. Why?

Aspiration.: You may have inhaled some fluid into your lungs last night. This is a potentially serious happening and should prompt ed visit if you develop any shortness of breath, fever or chest pain. ...Read more

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I had bronchitis 2 months ago. Cough is better but still have an episode or two daily of short breath and crackling lungs when breathing...Normal?

Recovery: Any upper respiratory or lower respiratory infection can cause a prolonged and delayed recovery phase. During this time, it's not unlikely that you might have some periodic mucus or bronchospasm which causes the symptoms you describe. If you haven't done so recently, you need to see md to check you out and possibly do x-ray, etc. ...Read more

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For months I keep getting breathless drs says it is my left lung at bottom has mucus crackling I have been on adrovent and nothing works what can I do?

For months I keep getting breathless drs says it is my left lung at bottom has mucus crackling I have been on adrovent and nothing works what can I do?

Several thoughts:: Breathlessness (shortness of breath) is a word people use that can describe 2 types of breathing. Rapid breathing suggests a pulmonary (lung) problem or heart problem. (Or a panic attack). Evaluation can include pulmonary function tests, chest X ray, EKG, Cardiac ultrasound.

Having difficulty "getting a full breath" with slow but very deep breaths suggests anxiety. Often feels like a weight on chest ...Read more

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Dry cough for 4 months with whistling crackling lungs for 2 months. Recently shortness of breath and worsening of cough. Have to sleep sitting up.?

Dry cough for 4 months with whistling crackling lungs for 2 months. Recently shortness of breath and worsening of cough. Have to sleep sitting up.?

Pneumonia: It sounds like you are drowning! More than likely you have pneumonia. There are many types and your protracted course suggests a mycoplasma infection. You need to see the doctor, get a chest X-ray, check or oxygen level and be treated. You should go to the doctor soon. I think you know that. You don't need permission. ...Read more

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What does it indicate if a thyroid ultrasound showed nodules on my lungs? Symptoms include crackling sounds when I lay down?

What does it indicate if a thyroid ultrasound showed nodules on my lungs? Symptoms include crackling sounds when I lay down?

Confusion????: A thyroid ultrasound doesn't show anything on the lungs. Only a chest xray or ct scan shows the lungs. Crackling sounds may come from your throat, or lungs like seen on asthmatics, pneumonia also shows crackling but youusually have fevers and feel really bad and short of breath. ...Read more

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Could my bronchitis turn into pneumonia if I can't cough up the mucus in my lungs my chest is now crackling instead of wheezing?

Could my bronchitis turn into pneumonia if I can't cough up the mucus in my lungs my chest is now crackling instead of wheezing?

Possible: It is extremely beneficial to cough during bronchitis illness. A course of antibiotics and albuterol inhaler can help prevent pneumonia. Have plenty of bed rest, take fluids and carbs for fast energy, advil (ibuprofen) for fever and generalized achiness. ...Read more

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Would in lung scarring and things of like like cause crackling or other sounds in the lungs? Or would the be clear- awaiting thin slice CT of lungs...

Would in lung scarring and things of like like cause crackling or other sounds in the lungs? Or would the be clear- awaiting thin slice CT of lungs...

Rales: Crackles when breathing, assuming they are coming from your lungs, can be related to fluid in the tiny alveoli and bronchioles. This can be from many things including changes in surfactin. If your doc has already ordered a high-resolution ct, wait for the results. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has had a cold and now his lower right side lung has wheezing and crackling sounds. He hasn't coughed today at all. Go to er?

My 3 month old has had a cold and now his lower right side lung has wheezing and crackling sounds. He hasn't coughed today at all. Go to er?

Other Sx???: If the kid is drinking well & has playful moments you can probably avoid the stress of the er & see his regular doc in the morning. If the kid is refusing to drink, hasn't peed in >6 hrs & appears to be struggling to breathe go in now. ...Read more

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Wheezing/crackling sound in lungs after meals food is getting to my lungs due to lpr/gerd do I need surgery?

Wheezing/crackling sound in lungs after meals food is getting to my lungs due to lpr/gerd do I need surgery?

Mgt: I would suggest a swallowing and speech evaluation prior to surgery. If you are overweight, a nutritionist can advise calorie reduction. Exercise is important in weight control, but you should check with your PCP.
A lung function test can be helpful. ...Read more

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Immuno compromised (cellcept) o2 of 92. Crackling when breathing & deep cough no fever. Should I still worry about pneumonia? Have sarcoidosis in lungs

Immuno compromised (cellcept) o2 of 92. Crackling when breathing & deep cough no fever. Should I still worry about pneumonia? Have sarcoidosis in lungs

For sure: Get checked CellCept (mycophenolate mofetil) not only decreases your ability to raise an infection response and that means a fever too! ...Read more

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Haven't slept well in a few weeks, a crackling sound in lung when breathing and mucus in throat with dry cough, gets worse after I eat, lung cancer?

Haven't slept well in a few weeks, a crackling sound in lung when breathing and mucus in throat with dry cough, gets worse after I eat, lung cancer?

Respiratory illness: It definitely sounds like you have a respiratory illness with sputum production. If you have fevers, you should definitely go in to see the doctor. Flu season is starting to arrive and it is a good time to get a flu shot and have this issue addressed by visiting your physician. Good luck. ...Read more

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How big are the lungs?

Lungs: There are variations between humans, but on average the right lung weighs about 625 grams and the left lung weighs about 567 grams (it is smaller because of the heart). Weight variances are due to the amount of blood or fluid that is in the lung. Males have heavier lungs than females; weight proportionally to the weight of the rest of the body is 1:37 in males, and 1:42 in females. ...Read more

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How big are our lungs?

How big are our lungs?

In terms of surface: Area, they are as large as a whole tennis court. ...Read more

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Why are my lungs hurting?

Why are my lungs hurting?

Pleurisy or muscle: Lungs actually have few nerve endings within the lung tissue itself. Most of the nerves are on the outer surface so pain is usually related to inflammation of the lining of the lung (known as pleurisy) or muscular. ...Read more