Top 20 Doctor insights on: Home remedies for noisy breathing

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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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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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Noisy Breathing (Definition)

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