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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Noisy High Pitched Breathing (Overview)

Stridor is an abnormal, high-pitched, musical breathing sound caused by a blockage in the throat or voice box (larynx). It is usually heard when taking in a breath.


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What causes my son to sometimes make really high pitched noising while breathing during his sleep?

What causes my son to sometimes make really high pitched noising while breathing during his sleep?

Nosiy breathing -kid: If your child is havign noisy brreahting in sleep you hsould have him checked out as it could be snoring vs a floppy airway. Your pediatrician should lsiten to him and if necessary will refer yo to an ENT md. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
24 doctors shared insights

Noisy High Pitched Breathing (Overview)

Stridor is an abnormal, high-pitched, musical breathing sound caused by a blockage in the throat or voice box (larynx). It is usually heard when taking in a breath.


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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor BP at home
Daily
Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
Once
Take your meds as instructed without fail
Once
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What's the best treatment to get rid of stridor?

What's the best treatment to get rid of stridor?

See a doctor: Stridor is usually caused by swelling of the vocal cords or the nearby tissues of the airway and larynx. This can be dangerous or deadly if it triggers a laryngospasm. Prednisone or some other steroid treatment is the most effective to get the swelling down. In urgent or emergent cases Epinephrine in a nebulizer can be used as well. ...Read more

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Having sharp pain in my right side, up high (right under my bra strap). Its preventing me from breathing properly, and i can't lay down. ?

Having sharp pain in my right side, up high (right under my bra strap). Its preventing me from breathing properly, and i can't lay down. ?

A stitch?: Oftentimes this is gas in the large bowel making the turn at the hepatic flexure in the large intestine. This usually subsides quickly. However if this pain is persistent - for more than a few minutes then other things come to mind -pneumonia / collapsed lung or even an intra abdominal problem. If this persists or is associated with serious signs or symptoms it is time to see your doc. ...Read more

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After exercise I have difficulty breathing in with stridor. I often faint after exercise. I've had this for 10 years, asthma ruled out. Any ideas?

After exercise I have difficulty breathing in with stridor. I often faint after exercise. I've had this for 10 years, asthma ruled out. Any ideas?

Exercise anaphylaxis: I agree that you should have a stress test to be certain there is no problem with your heart. The most likely diagnosis, however, is exercise-induced anaphylaxis. Stridor is due to laryngospasm - swelling around the vocal cords. Loss of consciousness could be due to that or low blood pressure. These are symptoms of life-threatening anaphylaxis. Don't exercise until you see a qualified allergist! ...Read more

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Managing High Cholesterol (Checklist)

Take your meds as prescribed
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Avoid or limit all meat except fish that swim (i.e. limit shellfish).
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No red meats and limited poultry
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Reduce fatty, fried, sugary foods
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What causes my son to sometimes make really high pitched noising while breathing during his sleep?

Nosiy breathing -kid: If your child is havign noisy brreahting in sleep you hsould have him checked out as it could be snoring vs a floppy airway. Your pediatrician should lsiten to him and if necessary will refer yo to an ENT md. ...Read more

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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