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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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

Dr. Oscar Novick
29 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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Monitor your blood pressure at home
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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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Eating a High Protein Diet (Checklist)

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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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My 6 month old baby is a very noisy sleeper he makes high pitch sounds he is breathing very well but he's been like this since born only in deep sleep?

My 6 month old baby is a very noisy sleeper he makes high pitch sounds he is breathing very well but he's been like this since born only in deep sleep?

Infant sleep: Hello. Since it is very hard to diagnose specific problems via this site, it is best to review any airway concern you may have with your pediatrician. Try to record the sounds your child sounds like. This can be very helpful for your doctor or a pediatric ENT specialist to confirm the etiology for the sounds. An airway evaluation may also be recommended. ...Read more

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3 months old baby with bronchiolitis receiving albuterol+nebulizer therapies makes high pitch stridor-like when laughing or crying. NOT all the time.

3 months old baby with bronchiolitis receiving albuterol+nebulizer therapies makes high pitch stridor-like when laughing or crying. NOT all the time.

Croup?: Bronchiolitis is a lower airway disease that is sometimes treated with bronchodilators such as albuterol. Stridor develops with inflammation of structures much higher up, and is common with Croup. Most children with croup do not wheeze unless they are predisposed to doing so. ...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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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

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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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Why do I have problems breathing when I have drinks with aniseed/liquirish flavouring or especialy high percentages?

Allergic: I am sorry if I may sound surprised by your question. But, you are describing a very typical allergic reaction. You must avoid drinks that cause this reaction. ...Read more

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Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.

Hi my two and a half year old son has a high temperature of 102.4 degrees and he is breathing fast is that normal? I gave him medicine.

Common issue: Most fever in infants starts out as a viral illness & many will self heal. The normal effect of fever on breathing rate is to increase it by up to 5 breaths /min/degree. At two the regular rate range is 24- 40. It should not cause baby to look like they are struggling to breathe. As long as baby takes fluids well enough to pee every 6 hrs, home monitoring is ok, if not have eval. ...Read more

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Hi, should someone seek medical attention after taking 750mg of dnp (temp not v high at 37.5-9 (but feels like their melting) & is breathing v fast?

Hi, should someone seek medical attention after taking 750mg of dnp (temp not v high at 37.5-9 (but feels like their melting) & is breathing v fast?

Short and Sweet: If I felt I was "melting" and was breathing very fast, I'd either check myself into rehab or go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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I always have difficulty in breathing when the weather is high humid? What's is that?

I always have difficulty in breathing when the weather is high humid? What's is that?

SOB HOT HUMID: I suspect because it is hot And humid. But what do you call hot and humid. I assume you have no other medical problems? Happy to give second opinion after getting more details. ...Read more

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My daughter has trouble breathing also snores loud. What causes this?

My daughter has trouble breathing also snores loud. What causes this?

Soft palate: Snoring is usually vibration of the soft palate. Trouble breathing could be due to obstruction at the soft palate, the base of the tongue, lower down in the trachea, higher up at the back of the nasal airway, due to growths, enlarged tonsils and adenoids or even due to lack of stimulation to breathe from the brain (central obstruction).
See a sleep specialist for proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Pectus excavatum affecting my breathing at high altitudes?

Pectus excavatum affecting my breathing at high altitudes?

How high.: Pulmonary inssuficiency symptoms associated with pectus deformities depends on several factors. Complete pulm. Funct. Test, echocardiogram, cat scan thorax will help assess symptoms. Obiously non smoker pectus pt. Cardiac compression by depressed sternum may produce dyspnoea on excertion as a symptom. Need to have all studies and an exercise tolerance assessment to assess baseline heart/pulmonary fx. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my loud breathing symptoms?

Should I be concerned about my loud breathing symptoms?

Maybe: Not sure when you are referring to loud breathing but you could have an airway disorder, nasal polyps, asthma, sleep apnea. Worth getting checked since breathing is pretty important for living. ...Read more

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What could loud breathing be an early sign of for a 25 year old smoker of 15 years?

Not necessarily,: But it could be related. Some people develop lung damage from smoking much more rapidly than others. Easy to check with " pulmonary function testing (pft's). ...Read more

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How could living at high altitudes affect your breathing rate?

Depends on Altitude: Your breathing rate depending on how much higher you go will initially be higher. As one acclimates and gets used to the new higher altitude the rate should decrease as your body adjusts. ...Read more

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What dose it mean if my baby's had loud deep breathing since birth... She is now 3 months?

What dose it mean if my baby's had loud deep breathing since birth... She is now 3 months?

Laryngomalacia: Usually it is due to soft cartilage of the voice box, and or the wind pipe. If that is true, lying the baby on her stomach would improve the noise. You should ask a doctor to check it and not put her on her stomach to sleep unless the doctor tells you to do it. There are other causes of noisy breathing. ...Read more

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How can high altitudes affect breathing, and how long does it take to acclimate to higher altitudes?

Low oxygen: It can cause swelling in the lungs because of too little oxygen. Ideally, it takes a couple of weeks for acclimation. ...Read more

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I had a very high temperature and difficulty breathing yesterday - I went to the docs and was given 7 salbutam. Is this all I need?

I had a very high temperature and difficulty breathing yesterday - I went to the docs and was given 7 salbutam. Is this all I need?

Salbutam: This appears to be a medicine aimed at asthma or bronchitis. You should discuss with your doctor regarding whether the fever requires specific treatment or if the bronchodilator medication is enough. There isn't enough information here to speculate. ...Read more

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I am take every day (50 mcg Levothyroxin) its high dosage or lower dosage I lose my wieght every day I have breathing problmes?

I am take every day (50 mcg Levothyroxin) its high dosage or lower dosage I lose my wieght every day I have breathing problmes?

Dose based on labs: Hi. The correct dose of levothyroxine for you is determined by your thyroid labs (TSH and free T4) after you've been on that dose for at least 5-6 weeks (unless you have the much rarer pituitary cause of hypothyroidism; then TSH is no help). So we don't know if that dose is correct or not without more information. I suspect your weight loss and breathing problems are unrelated to thyroid. See doc. ...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