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What is the definition or description of: Noisy breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Noisy breathing?

Noisy breathing: Noisy breathing = abnormal breath sounds, or audible inhalation/ exhalation - may be related to narrowing or obstruction. ...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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What causes noisy breathing when somebody is laying down but not when sitting up?

What causes noisy breathing when somebody is laying down but not when sitting up?

Possibilities...: The noisy breathing could be related to post-nasal drip or secretions in the lungs that clear when you sit upright. Wheezing is another possibility. To be certain, and to get treated, see your doctor and have your chest examined with a stethoscope when you are lying down and when you are upright. ...Read more

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My child has noisy breathing and cold sx's. Might it be asthma?

My child has noisy breathing and cold sx's. Might it be asthma?

Probably not: It is hard for a parent to tell just by the souds your child makes. More likely an upper respiratory infection but go see your doctor and he will be able to tell. ...Read more

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1year has a high temperature, barking cough, noisy breathing, hoarse voice?

1year has a high temperature, barking cough, noisy breathing, hoarse voice?

Go to your doc or ER: Don’t know how high the temp is, but at that age viruses and bacteria are serious health threats and need to be evaluated right away, Pertussis, enteroviruses, Strep, all can cause serious illnesses, have the little guy looked at now!! ...Read more

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My chest is always tight and I have noisy breathing when I take deep breaths in a silent room. What's causing this everyday?

My chest is always tight and I have noisy breathing when I take deep breaths in a silent room. What's causing this everyday?

Tight Chest: Joseph, this sounds like asthma or a variant of it. Need to see your healthcare provider. A simple test called a spirometry (which most healthcare providers can do in their office) can provider some important info, as well as a good history by the provider and good medical examination. Good luck. ...Read more

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9 week old. Tracheal retractions, subcostal retractions, noisy breathing, poor feeding - can this be normal? O2 sat is fine but working to be there.

9 week old. Tracheal retractions, subcostal retractions, noisy breathing, poor feeding - can this be normal? O2 sat is fine but working to be there.

Office evaluation!: Symptoms suggestive of croup or bronchiolitis. When baby is so young, particularly when there is labored breathing with retractions, should be seen in office ...Read more

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My child has noisy breathing, but doesn't have a runny nose. What can be causing it?

My child has noisy breathing, but doesn't have a runny nose. What can be causing it?

NOISY BREATHING: Bronchomalacia is noted among kids below 2 years old manifested by noisy breathing due to lack of development of the trachea and the bronchial tree. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a child who is having Shortness of breath, sub costal recession, difficult noisy breathing, wheeze since 10 days but not mch coughing?

Is it unusual for a child who is having Shortness of breath, sub costal recession, difficult noisy breathing, wheeze since 10 days but not mch coughing?

Yes: That pattern is typical for a lower respiratory infection and or asthma. The need for treatment would depend on how it interferes with the kids regular activities. If playful and feeding well, monitor. I may gradually improve. If it interferes with feeding/play and or the kid looks sick, get it checked. ...Read more

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Daughter had airway cyst at 6mnths. Had tracheostomy. Now shez 1yr. She has noisy breathing since operation. Reacts to asthma meds. Asthma or Operation?

Daughter had airway cyst at 6mnths. Had tracheostomy. Now shez 1yr. She has noisy breathing since operation. Reacts to asthma meds. Asthma or Operation?

Mgt: A virtual appointment would be helpful so that her medical records, surgical treatment may be further evaluated.
Following trach placement, airway noise is common and often due to mucus, air leak and possibly tissue in the trach. What sort of reaction does she have? Does she improve? Asthma medications help to open the airway below the trach and can help her bronchospasm. ...Read more

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I think my 8 month old baby might have croup, he has a barking cough (at night) noisy breathing and runny nose. What should I do?

I think my 8 month old baby might have croup, he has a barking cough (at night) noisy breathing and runny nose. What should I do?

See his doctor: Although it doesn't sound like croup, however he needs to be seen given your description, it can be reactive airways disease, worsened by reflux, and most probably viral infection, if his pediatrician isn't available see urgent care or ER, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Very weak voice, pain in one side of throat for 2 weeks now, noisy breathing, trouble swallowing, ENT found nothing in scope. What now?

Very weak voice, pain in one side of throat for 2 weeks now, noisy breathing, trouble swallowing, ENT found nothing in scope. What now?

Consider CT: It is possible that you might have an infection in the throat. Check with your doctor again. A CT scan of the neck might be needed ...Read more

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14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?

14 mo old boy: chest cough-6months. Noisy breathing since birth. Red, watery eyes-6months. Proj vomit 2 wks. 10 ear infctions. No allergies. Why sick?

ENT evaluation: A history of frequent ear infections and noisy breathing makes me concerned about large tonsils and adenoids. An evaluation by an ENT would be helpful. The cough and vomiting may be related to an ear infection, although it is difficult to know for sure without examining him. ...Read more

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Is there any home treatment for labored breathing?

Labored breathing: If any one experiencing shortness of breath, it needs an exam by a qualified health professional and timely intervention. A variety of causes can cause this condition which can range from not so serious to life threatening. The short answer-no! You need to find out why you have labored breathing! ...Read more

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I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack. Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?

I have a rattle in my lungs from an acid reflux attack. Is there a home remedy or do I have to see my doctor for a breathing treatment?

GERD: If you truly have GERD, then you can try some conservative measures to see if the symptoms improve-try not to eat within 2-3 h of going to bed, elevate your bed or head approx 30 degrees, avoid spicey foods or those that cause you to have gas. Aspiration of gastric contents can injure the lung and airway and lead to infection/ cough/ bronchospasm and should be evaluated if symptoms don't improve. ...Read more

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Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Need an evaluation: You can have different infections from different locations of the globe. It would be wise to see your physician. There are certain illnesses in Europe they're not present here yet. ...Read more

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Asthma attack led to ER visit. Given breathing treatment and two steroids. Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack for home. My heart rate is 100, is that ok?

No: Although high-dose Medrol can increase your heart rate, use of bronchodilator or uncontrolled asthma may be another cause. I noted that you are on Toprol (metoprolol) which may render your asthma more difficult to control and you should discuss this with your doctor preferably a B/C allergist. ...Read more

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Laboured breathing when lying on side, anything I can do to remedy or at least reduce this?

Labored breathing: Hello ~ your age is not stated and no history which is vital so to be safe all I can say is "see a doctor"! thanks ...Read more

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How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

How often will I need a breathing treatment for COPD spasms?

Treatment copd spasm: It all depends on what inhaled meds you are using. If you are using 12 hour inhalers which contain steroids and long term bronchodilaters and spirive by inhalation once a day, then you can use atrovent (ipratropium) and albuterol (duoneb) every 4 to 6 hours only as a rescue for the spasms if needed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

What is the treatment for premature baby "pauses" in breathing?

Periodic breathing: Pauses in breathing in the neonates are called "periodic breathing". It occurs in 80% of full term and 100% of preterm babies. These pauses are usually brief (3 seconds). If they are brief and are not associated with changes in color (cyanosis or pallor) or a drop in heart rate, then it does not require treatment and resolve with time (by 44 weeks post-conception). ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Yes: Yes, most mouthbreathers cannot breath through the nose. Reasons can be enlarged tonsils/adenoids, deviated septum, nasal allergy. See ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need a breathing treatment?

Difficult breathing: "breathing treatment" is the popular name for a handheld device that delivers inhaled medication to the bronchial tubes that carry air into the lungs. This medication opens the bronchi directly or by decreasing inflammation to decrease spasm in these tubes. If you are having difficulty breathing you should use it. If you need it more than 2 x day--contact your md to see what else to do. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of difficulty breathing?

Difficulty breathing: It depends very much on the cause. Get to your doctor. ...Read more

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The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

The breathing treatment seems to be making the cough worse? Switch meds?

Probably.: But it is best to inform the md or your provider the adverse event that you experience with your breathing treatment. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for breathing problems?

Depends: Treatment for breathing problems depends on the cause. Usually inhalers work best, sometimes pills are helpful sometimes injections are given. Get to the doctor, get tested or at least checked out and treated. ...Read more

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Will trouble breathing kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will trouble breathing kill me if I don't get treatment?

Difficulty breathing: It can depending on the cause. Get in to see your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of breathing problems?

Depends: Treatment for breathing problems depends on the cause. Usually inhalers work best, sometimes pills are helpful sometimes injections are given. Get to the doctor, get tested or at least checked out and treated. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?

What is the best remedy for shortness of breath/difficulty breathing?

Check-up: If you're having true shortness of breath and not just anxiety, then a check-up is needed to find the cause. Some causes are lung problems, heart problems, poor conditioning or anemia. ...Read more

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I think I'm suffering from sleeping apnea s my breathing stops intermittently n snored a lot too so any quick remedy im from india?

I think I'm suffering from sleeping apnea s my breathing stops intermittently n snored a lot too so any quick remedy im from india?

No quick remedy.: Best to see an ENT or other doctor who does sleep testing to see the severity of your "sleep apnea" so the right type of treatment can be prescribed/. ...Read more

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Treatment of difficulty swallowing, breathing and chest pain?

Treatment of difficulty swallowing, breathing and chest pain?

Swallowing: Breathing, and chest pain are serious conditions that need a diagnosis by your doctor. Please see him/her. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can you take a breathing treatment (albuterol) while pregnant?

Can you take a breathing treatment (albuterol) while pregnant?

Yes: Albuterol is safe during pregnancy. In fact, it is the primary rescue medication for asthmatics. It opens up your airways so you can get air into and out of your lungs. ...Read more

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When I cough my chest burn and have trouble breathing, took a ned treatment, and don't help?

When I cough my chest burn and have trouble breathing, took a ned treatment, and don't help?

Doctor: If you are having trouble breathing, and treatments are not helping, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for thoracic dextroscoliosis? Have backpain including chestpain and difficulty of breathing.

No short answer: Very complex question with multiple factors. Vast majority of thoracic scoliosis less than 45 degrees is non surgical. Shortness of breath from scoliosis is very rare, only with very severe curves of 90 degrees or greater. See your internist to find out why you are really short of breath. ...Read more

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When is breathing treatment necessary?

Recommendations: Breathing treatments can be given with intractable wheezing. They can also be used in older patients who have poor hand eye coordination and cannot manage their handheld inhalers. They are not usually more effective than metered dose inhalers (mdis). ...Read more

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I'm honestly at the end of my rope with anxiety issues and breathing issues which may or may not be related. What is the best treatment without meds.

I'm honestly at the end of my rope with anxiety issues and breathing issues which may or may not be related. What is the best treatment without meds.

Behavioral mod.: Behavioral modification techniques help tremendously including deep breathing exercises and progressive relaxation. See a therapist who specializes in this. You can also use self help anxiety books you can find on amazon. There is help available if you ask for it. ...Read more

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My son is two months old and has a cold should I give him abuterlrol breathing treatment?

My son is two months old and has a cold should I give him abuterlrol breathing treatment?

? cold?: The first months baby has narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants aggravate this. Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Nebulizer Rx should only be considered after doc assessment for wheezing. ...Read more

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Will an albuterol breathing treatment make my child excited and jittery?

Will an albuterol breathing treatment make my child excited and jittery?

Yes, for some: This medication is related to Adrenalin, the stress chemical that makes your heart race and increases alertness. It generally has less stimulant effect, but for some, hyper-alertness and a rapid heart rate, not due to the asthma, is common after a treatment. ...Read more

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Should I have to take a breathing treatment and inhaler in one day? Asthmatic

Should I have to take a breathing treatment and inhaler in one day? Asthmatic

Only if needed: If your asthma is uncontrolled, you need a short-term relief with nebulized or MDI inhaler to keep the airways open Even more important, you will likely need an inhaled steroid +/- a long-acting bronchodilator in the future to keep you from getting into trouble again. In the meanwhile you may benefit from a short course of oral steroid to get you out of the crisis. ...Read more

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Noisy Breathing (Definition)

Noisy breathing = abnormal breath sounds, or audible inhalation/ exhalation - may be related ...Read more