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What is inspiratory wheezing?

What is inspiratory wheezing?

Severe wheezing: Wheezing is typically heard on expiration - when breathing out. Inspiratory wheezing - wheezing when breathing in - usually occurs with severe asthma. Another sound heard on inspiration is called stridor. Stridor sounds like crowing and indicates obstruction around the vocal cords. Severe airway obstruction in croup or laryngospasm generates stridor. Wheezing occurs further down in the bronchi. ...Read more

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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more


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In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Airway constriction: With any asthma attack, the airway is constricted, which increases the flow velocity and causes the noise, which we call wheezing. Of course the real problem is the increased work of breathing and decreased oxygenation. Medications open the airway, decreasing the flow velocity, reducing the noise and allowing you to breath easier. ...Read more

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What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor asap; if you are short of breath, go to the er. If this is stridor, it could lead to upper airway obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Get to a doctor today for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Narrow airway: In asthma, wheezing is usually expiratory, but in any case, the sound of wheeze is basically caused by the movement of air through a narrow airway. ...Read more

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My 4 months old has occasional inspiratory wheezing after eating what could it be?

Swallowing study: I agree that there are a number of possibilities. In addition to anatomic narrowing of the airway which is worsened during eating, I would also consider aspiration of mouth or gastric contents. A retained foreign body in the airway is also possible. Your physician may order a swallowing study in conjunction with speech therapy. ...Read more

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What can cause noticeable Inspiratory wheeze when breathing through nose after eating? Negative panels for IGE-mediated reaction/8 allergens.

What can cause noticeable Inspiratory wheeze when breathing through nose after eating? Negative panels for IGE-mediated reaction/8 allergens.

Nasal wheeze: Since this symptom occurs after eating and it apparently doesn't matter what you eat, some sort of vasomotor reflex rather than an allergic reaction appears to occur. The nose may drip some liquid with this type of reflex. You could try instilling a nasal decongestant spray before you eat to see if the nasal wheeze is prevented. ...Read more

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Sound similar to inspiratory wheezing but through my nose not lungs that's daily and all day long? Some snoring at nightNever had asthma or allergies

Sound similar to inspiratory wheezing but through my nose not lungs that's daily and all day long? Some snoring at nightNever had asthma or allergies

Allergies: People do not realize you can have inflammation of the nasal walls without knowing you have allergies or even have tumors called polyps. I would recommend having your doc look into the nose to see what the problem is. You may be sensitive to foods or chemicals you are being exposed to or even medications. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my cat does a wheezing noise when breathing in?

Hmmm...: Being a pediatrician myself...There are similarities with vet medicine. Your cat have a cold...Your cat could have a fur ball caught...Your cat I guess can have asthma.....See a vet! ...Read more

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I have been breathing in harsh chemical vapors at work and now I'm wheezing. Is that the cause?

Yes & very scary job: Most likely, new wheezing during or shortly following breathing in irritating fumes, is almost certainly from those fumes. You really need to learn quickly what chemicals are in those fumes, as you may be exposing yourself to some really bad problems in the short and long term. Every employer is required to have easily available to all workers data sheets on chemicals workers may be exposed to. ...Read more

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Have not been sick, but feel a weird wheeze/gurgle in my left side occasionally when breathing in. Dr said my lungs sou d clear. What could it be?

Have not been sick, but feel a weird wheeze/gurgle in my left side occasionally when breathing in. Dr said my lungs sou d clear. What could it be?

Wheeze: You may have some mild mucus accumulation or mild intermittent spasm in a bronchial tube on that side that wasn't present when you were examined. If symptoms persist or worsen I recommend reexamination by your physician but your symptoms are mild and may resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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My Daughter is experiencing wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, in the evening, at night).

My Daughter is experiencing wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, in the evening, at night).

Secondhand smoke: The most important intervention is the elimination of secondhand smoke. Children who live with smokers have a higher rate of asthma and more severe asthma symptoms. Secondhand smoke spreads throughout a living space so smoking must stop in entire living space. The car also needs to be smoke free. Follow up with doctor as child may still need medication for the wheezing. ...Read more

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I jogged on the spot for 1 minute and began breathing in a strange pattern and made a wheezing I have no known asthma I was tested 6 mnths ago causes?

Multiple symptoms: Cardiology-- Seeing a cardiologist might be of benefit since you have other symptoms. Wheezing can be caused by either cardiac (heart) or respiratory (lungs). Other symptoms of blood pressure, exercise intolerance can suggest benefit from a further workup from a heart doctor. ...Read more

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Loud wheezing whistle like noise when breathing in? I'm a smoker no asthma what could it be thanks no chest pain or cough just loud noise

Loud wheezing whistle like noise when breathing in? I'm a smoker no asthma what could it be thanks no chest pain or cough just loud noise

See your PCP: Noisy breathing comes from disruption in the otherwise smooth flow of air in your airway and lungs--like the last bit of milkshake sipped through a straw. Disruptions can be caused by simple mucous or more insidious things. First concerns: narrowed airway from inflammation (asthma?), infection or cancer (after all, you are a smoker) need to be ruled out. See your doc asap to be sure. ...Read more

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32 y/o asthmatic, gurgling/wheezing sound from chest which isn't normal when breathing in and out, productive cough, pf 54%, advice please?

32 y/o asthmatic, gurgling/wheezing sound from chest which isn't normal when breathing in and out, productive cough, pf 54%, advice please?

Need to see your doc: You need to use your rescue inhaler and get in with your family doctor asap. It definitely can be an infectious cause. ...Read more

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Lung vibration when breathing in only on left side, also a wheezing sound on exhaling, pf is normal I do have asthma, does this sound serious?

Lung vibration when breathing in only on left side, also a wheezing sound on exhaling, pf is normal I do have asthma, does this sound serious?

Your symptoms: Are too complex and incomplete todiagnose over the net. You need to be examined and likely have at least a chest x-ray. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Wet cough, wheezing, chest and back pain when coughing and breathing in, shallow breathing, fever, cough spasms. Bronchitis or pneumonia possibly?

Wet cough, wheezing, chest and back pain when coughing and breathing in, shallow breathing, fever, cough spasms. Bronchitis or pneumonia possibly?

Infection: It sounds like a respiratory infection but difficult to tell if it is bronchitis or pneumonia. You need to see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis and the correct treatment ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, smoking, worse at night), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after sudden movements, afte?

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I am experiencing cough (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night) (quality: no phlegm or mucus), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, smoking, worse at night), chest pain or discomfort (worsened by: after sudden movements, afte?

Asthma: You appear to be suffering from asthma and perhaps acid reflux as well (worse when lying down). Recommend that you consult an allergist since there is suggestion that you may have a sinus infection as well. Do not delay. If you can't get to see an allergist within the next 24 hrs, go to the ER. ...Read more

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Chest Pain when breathing in cold air and exercising. Some wheezing. ECG and Bloods fine. Cold hands. Tingling burning pain. Reduces when go into warm air and breathe.

Chest Pain when breathing in cold air and exercising. Some wheezing. ECG and Bloods fine. Cold hands. Tingling burning pain. Reduces when go into warm air and breathe.

Raynaud's +: The condition in your hands is known as Raynaud's which may be associated with certain autoimmune disorder which may impact your lungs as well. However you may also have asthma. Thus it is best for you to get examined and studied (lung function and blood tests etc). Do consult your doctor soon. ...Read more

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I have wheezing problem?

I have wheezing problem?

Not normal: Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma as well as other serious lung conditions. It signifies a narrowing to the airway passage. It's important that this is evaluated so appropriate treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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Wheezing all of the time?

Bronchospasm: I can see from your list of meds that you are taking albuterol so you most likely have a diagnosis of asthma.For people with asthma that have persistent wheezing and trouble breathing there are medication to keep it under control or preventive medications. The most commonly used are inhaled steroids and you may ask your doctor about it. If you are wheezing right now and trouble breathing go to ed. ...Read more

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Wheezing for no reason?

How long do you have: Still will have some underlying causes that need to unraveled. We need more history. For example things like acid reflux into lung tissue, exercise induced asthma, slowly progressive lung diseases -especially affecting bronchial tree than the lung parenchyma, early heartfailure, fluid overload in the body, some tumoursespecially of intestinal tract, called carcinoids using bronchospasm.See pcp. ...Read more

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What can I take for a wheezing chest?

What can I take for a wheezing chest?

Take a seat: Truly, there is nothing available over-the-counter for wheezing...And rightly so. Bronchodilators like albuterol are the medication that give your immediate relief of wheezing but overuse can lead to deadly outcomes. Your personal doctor is prepared to evaluate & treat wheezing. Sometimes your doctor will enlist the assistance of an allergist or pulmonologist. Please make an appointment to see one. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of smoker's wheeze?

How can I get rid of smoker's wheeze?

Wheezing: Stopping your smoking addiction will definitely stop your wheezing. If you continue to wheeze thereafter, you could have allergies as well. ...Read more

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How long does wheezing last in ashma?

Depends: Wheezing is a common symptoms of asthma (aka reactive airway disease). It is caused by the bronchial tubes being constricted and/or inflamed causing airway narrowing. It can last as long as there is any airway constriction. Wheezing is a serious respiratory symptoms and needs to be addressed urgently. Be sure to see your doctor or go to the emergency department for treatment. ...Read more

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How can I run an 800 without wheezing?

How can I run an 800 without wheezing?

May need medication: It depends on the source and reason for your wheezing. For example, it may be asthma, and you may need medication prior to your run. Contact your physician. They will need a better history from you and and examination and possibly a breathing test. ...Read more

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Why do I hear wheezing when I lay down?

Can't tell: Just based on what you say one cannot tell. Need much more information on your symptoms, their duration, and a good examination is important. You may also need a lung function test to be done. Asthma is often associated with wheezing, but there are other reasons possible. ...Read more

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Why does wine sometimes cause wheezing?

Sulphites: Rarely, sulphites can lead to wheezing, especially in people with asthma, so that can be the reason. Sulphites exist in wine. ...Read more

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Pre-op, and im wheezing/should I cancel?

Pre-op, and im wheezing/should I cancel?

Maybe: Definitely speak to your surgeon. If your appendix needs to come out your surgeon and the anesthesiologist can deal with the problem. If you are having elective surgery - arthroscopy, liposuction - it may be wiser to delay the procedure until wheezing is controlled. The decision depends on the urgency of the operation and the severity of your asthma. Good luck. ...Read more

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How come I wheeze when I don't have asthma?

How come I wheeze when I don't have asthma?

Number of reasons: Your wheezing may be from a structural problem rather than a disease. The best way to rule this out is to be checked by a pulmonologist or ENT (ears, nose and throat) specialist. ...Read more

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Is eating pigeon for wheezing problem good?

Unlikely: Wheezing can be a symptom of a serious respiratory condition such as asthma. The best current treatment for wheezing associated with asthma is inhaled medications such as albuterol for quick relief and inhaled steroid for daily long term controller. I'm not aware of eating pigeon as a form of treatment. ...Read more

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How come I wheeze when I don't have asthma?

How come I wheeze when I don't have asthma?

All wheezes is not a: All that wheezes is not asthma and all asthma does not wheeze
the following conditions can cause wheezing
bronchial asthma
copd
heart failur (cardiac asthma)
viral infections in ifants
allergic reaction to food or insects
esophageal reflux
bronchiolitis in children
bronchitis
bronchiectasis
foreign body in bronchi in children. ...Read more

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Could an anticoagulant make a person wheeze?

Could an anticoagulant make a person wheeze?

Not usually: This would be a very unusual side effect of warfarin/coumadin or heparin. Your doctor should be looking for other causes/sources for wheezing. ...Read more

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What can cause vibrating / wheezing in chest?

Various causes: Narrowing of the airways can cause wheezing. The reason of this narrowing needs to be found. It could be asthma, allergies, foreign body in airway, etc. More history is needed and a good physical examination by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is there a cure for wheezing?

Cure asthma: At times, asthma is caused exclusively by allergic sensitivity. Allergy can be cured by immunotherapy if it is provided by an experienced expert in appropriate doses. Typically allergy shots are given twice per month for 3 years. Beware of treatment offered by those who have not been trained in residency to provide allergy shots. Self-taught physicians may or may not do allergy shots effectively. ...Read more

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My 11 month old is wheezing, what should I do?

See pediatrician: Wheezing at this age is usually due to viral infection such as bronchiolitis or gastroesophageal reflux. If wheezing just began your child is too old for a congenital cause of wheezing. A foreign body aspiration usually causes more coughing than wheezing & has a sudden onset. If breathing rate is >30/minute or if fever is >102 f (39 c) seek urgent care. Otherwise see your pediatrician in morning. ...Read more

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If a baby wheezes should I run the shower water?

If a baby wheezes should I run the shower water?

Be seen: Humidifying the air is always a good idea for an infant that is congested as it will help you to clear the secretions. But if the child is wheezing, they should be seen to determine if they need breathing treatments. ...Read more