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Possible Stridor Adult
Toxic gas inhalation, acute epiglottitis, inhaled foreign body
laryngeal tumors pharyngeal tumors, paratracheal compression by enlarged lymph nodes, vocal cord palsy, granulation tissue in airway from previous intubation or tracheostomy are few causes. Something that causes partial obstruction to airway. ...Read more
Acute: Airway trauma, laryngitis usually viral, shock or anaphylaxis, aspiration of foreign body, epiglottitis, and inhalation of smoke or noxious materials.
Chronic: Laryngeal tumor, chronic infection and granulomatous disease TB, Wegener's, rheumatoid arthritis, extrinsic tumors pressing on airway, chronic intubation. ...Read more
Airway noise: Stridor usually noise made by air passing through narrowed, obstructed or floppy airway. Stridor can be inspiratory or exhalatory. Most inspiratory stridor is in larynx or proximal trachea. Some exhalatory noise in trachea ususally from soft airway tracheomalacia. Both inspiratory and exhalatory (biphasic) can be in airway just below vocal cords (subglottic trachea).Wheeze sound lower airway asthma ...Read more
A lot...: True stridor is considered a medical emergently since it represents an airway which is closing. If a patient truly has strider, 911 should be called and the person taken immediately to the nearest er. A tube may need to be placed in the airway so that artificial ventilation can be done while the etiology is diagnosed and treated. Stridor can be life-threatening and even fatal. ...Read more
Have it checked: Stridor is a sign that airflow in the neck is restricted. This could be serious. See your doctor or go to the emergency room. ...Read more
Breathing noises: Stridor noise made by air passing through narrowed, obstructed or floppy airway. Stridor can be inspiratory or exhalatory. Most inspiratory stridor is in larynx/ prox. Trachea. Some exhalatory noise in trachea ususally tracheomalacia. Both inspiratory and exhalatory (biphasic) can be in airway just below vocal cords. Wheezing high-pitched whistling sound made while exhaling commonly asthma/bronchiolitis ...Read more
Laryngeal edema is common cause of airway obstruction
after extubation in intensive care patients and is thought to
arise from direct mechanical trauma to larynx by the
endotracheal tube. Sometimes edema associated with difficult intubation. If anatomy different, and intubation continues to be difficult, can have recurrent laryngeal edema. ...Read more
Trach solves: Stridor is essentially noisy breathing. Usually a tracheotomy bypasses the problem. If the person still has stridor with a trach, as the questioner asks, then there is blockage in the trach. Mucus plug, trach is too small, collapse, granuloma, etc are all common causes of tracheal obstruction. This is not usually called stridor however. The questioner may really be asking why trachs work? ...Read more
Probably Not: If it totally disappeared and reappeared then an evaluationis probably necessary by your pediatrician or a pediatric ENT specialist. Bad progn osis? Unlikely, but probably more annoying. ...Read more
Newborn has stridor what do I do? Dr. said we will just wait and see and don't be concerned it usually goes away on its own I am scared
Value of a visit: The airway of an infant is soft & stiffens with age. In a few it becomes more rubbery in the early weeks & they fit a condition called laryngomalacia (soft voice box). They often crow and sound scary, but they supply their body with oxygen, feed, and play. If you are afraid of your baby get a 2nd opinion. You did what you're suppose to, and saw the doc. You didn't get your questions answered ...Read more
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
Newborn has stridor I'm worried took him to dr. And he said its nothing to be concerned about but I looked it up it said it is life threatening?
Different types: Stridor have different causes & presentation, it could be life- threatening in some cases due to the airways obstruction. In newborns commonly it is a benign, from the floppy airways, which improves with a prone positioning and resolves with a time. But it also could have and an opposite end of the spectrum from different causes. You always can seek a second opinion or consult ENT specialist. Best ...Read more
My son 13 mths old, was diagnosed with croupe March 1 & only one episode of stridor. Nofever until today. (seven days later).102.9 with wet cough.?
Tube: If there is truly stridor, the patient needs immediate intubation and artificial ventilation. The respiratory distress will rapidly worsen. ...Read more
Sometimes: Some narrowings of airway require forced inspiration and can be heard during crying and when taking deep breaths. Shallow inspiration that occurs in children at night may not make stridor so apparent. As a general rule but not always stridor associated with malacia or soft airway is easier heard during quiet breathing and stridor with fixed stenoses better during forced inspiration. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with croup. How long does last and how long does stridor last, and is phlegm associated with the croup.
I really don't want to visit the ER. I've got stridor- is there anything at all I can do to help it at home? I don't want to miss work.
Strider: Strider implies that there is an issue with your breathing space or airway. You should not wait to check it out. There is no home aid for this ...Read more
I want to manage recurring angioedema that causes layngeal stridor. Triggers are very hard to avoid. Any advice? I take benedryl+steroids already. :)
Specialist: Are you seeing an Immuno/allergy specialist and have they determined what triggers this response? That needs to be done. The response you are describing is lifethreatening and not to be taken lightly. Your life depends on being diligent about avoiding the triggers! My advice - see the specialist and develop a plan of care specific for YOU that ensures your wellbeing. You are worth the effort. ...Read more
My daughter has had croup with stridor for more then a week. They had admitted her in the hospital over night. Even when she sleeps I here the stridor?
Croup: Most kids with this are not seriously ill, but symptoms can last several weeks. Humidify the air so secretions can be coughed up, lots of oral fluids, close monitoring to make sure she is not exhausting herself. If she develops fever or other symptoms not present initially she may be having secondary bacterial infection and will need to see a pediatrician again. Hope she is better soon. ...Read more
Dr. Chui what is symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) called in the usa. I also slept with no problem, but still have strider. What is stridor?
Symbicort (budesonide and formoterol): It is also called symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) in the us and is a combination of Budesonide and formoterol. Stridor is a high pitched wheezing sound that is a result of turbulent air flow through the upper airways. It can be a sign of serious airway compromise and should be evaluated. ...Read more
Diagnosed- inspiratory Stridor. Lost insurance before Endoscopy was done. Happens after I cough or inhale chemicals (like Windex). What might it be?
If your physician can schedule an airway fluoroscopy this will provide a dynamic view of the airway. It may be less expensive than an endoscopy. A plain radiograph of the airway performed upon inspiration also can be useful if there is a foreign body, tumor or mass effect.
An outpatient nasal to vocal cord visualization may be performed with local anesthetics and can be performed by an ENT surgeon ...Read more
Beginning stages of the croup. Some stridor and seal barking cough only when crying/coughing. Raspy. No fever. What can I do? 14m baby.
Symptomatic measures: Croup is a viral infection of the upper airway. Antibiotics will not help. Often humidified air--running the shower--or cold air will help. A lot of fluids also. If the stridor is severe or worrisome evaluation by the pediatrician is indicated. Sometimes one dose of a steroid is given to reduce the inflammation/swelling of the airway. Keeping the baby calm until this runs its course will also help ...Read more
My 2 year old has a dry hacking cough when she sleeps. No stridor or wheezing. What can I do to ensure it does not turn in to something worse?
Ended up in the ER 2/27/13 6 breathing treatments later said I had bronchitis. Well here we are 3 weeks later with same issue but with stridor. Help?
Go to ER: If you have strider this needs to be treated immediately. Call 911 or have someone take you to the er. ...Read more
Baby given dexamethasone to treat stridor at 3.5 mo old (1 mo corrected age). Is there risk for neurological impairment if this prescription given at this age?
Short periods ok: Short term steroid use beneficial for respiratory problem and does not have long lasting effects. Chronic steroid use can result in complications. ...Read more
I just found out I have angioedema that presents w/laryngeal stridor. It betters with epi/benedryl/steriods and recurs often. What kind of ang. Is it?
Duration?: If your angioedema is frequently associated with laryngeal swelling, you need to be sure that you don't have a condition known as hereditary angioedema (you may or may not have a family history)which does not respond to any of the medications mentioned. Since this can be life-threatening, make sure to see an allergist to find out since there are very effective medications for this condi ...Read more
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