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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Noisy High Pitched Breathing

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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


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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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Hacking cough, loss of voice, wheezing in larynx, when does asthma breath test gets lightheaded. Pt has suffered for 30 years with this. Diagnosis?

Hacking cough, loss of voice, wheezing in larynx, when does asthma breath test gets lightheaded. Pt has suffered for 30 years with this. Diagnosis?

May be asthma: Cough and wheeze are symptoms of asthma, but also of other diseases. Getting lightheaded when performing a breathing test is not unusual and does not aid in making a diagnosis. Diseases to consider include also nasal and sinus disease, including allergy; gastric acid reflux, with or without asthma. The problem may also be in the larynx. See a board-certified allergist first and go from there. ...Read more

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3 year old rapid breathing with 103 fever, sore throat, headache. Is the rapid breathing normal?

3 year old rapid breathing with 103 fever, sore throat, headache. Is the rapid breathing normal?

Needs evaluation: If a child with fever is breathing rapidly it can be related to fever and increased body demand from an infection, but this is one that deserves emergent evaluation now as a small child has very little reserve and can tire quickly from rapid breathing. Medication to reduce fever may help while getting child to emergency room. Other factors can influence decisions here but *better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Asthmatic son has shallow breathing, coughing;oxygen = 92-97; heart rate = 143; temp = <100; hospital or reg. Dr.? Have done treatments at home.

Asthmatic son has shallow breathing, coughing;oxygen = 92-97; heart rate = 143; temp = <100; hospital or reg. Dr.? Have done treatments at home.

Doc: With oxygen in the 95% range he can see his regular doc as long as your "mommy sense" is comfortable with the wait. Theheart rate is consistent with stress and getting home treatments and well within the safe range for age.If taking fluids well and cooperating with treatments I see no need for you to wait for hours in an ER behind the auto accidents and heart attacks. ...Read more

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13 month old, chronic cold symptoms, rapid heart rate, difficulty catching breath, some acrocyanosis, irritable, pale?

13 month old, chronic cold symptoms, rapid heart rate, difficulty catching breath, some acrocyanosis, irritable, pale?

Go to doctor now...: If I am interpreting your question correctly, a 13 month old child with these symptoms should immediately be evaluated by a doctor. It could be the sign of something very serious. ...Read more

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What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

What are normal breathing sounds for 92 yo? All night long has gasps, lapses, loud breaths, not typical snoring. Never noisy before. Sleep apnea?

Could be sleep apnea: But you need to see a doctor. The internet is a great place to answer some questions like "what is "sleep apnea?" or "what is cheyne-stokes breathing?" the internet not a good place to get a diagnosis. That requires obtaining a complete history, a hands-on physical exam, maybe a sleep study or echocardiogram, etc., use the internet to get the questions to bring to your doctor, not the answers. ...Read more

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My husband's atrial fibrillation seems to have progressed. He's breathing very rapid and loud while sleeping, has higher heart rates, sick sinus syndr?

My husband's atrial fibrillation seems to have progressed. He's breathing very rapid and loud while sleeping, has higher heart rates, sick sinus syndr?

Sleep apnea and AFib: There is a well known association between hypoxemia (low circulating oxygen in blood) and stress on heart manifesting as arrhythmia. In ur husbands case, loud breathing may be snoring. Have him see a reputable pulmonologist for eval and treatment of sleep apnea if he has it. Treat underlying cause of what may be worsening his AF. Cardiologist ought to coordinate with pulmonary doc. ...Read more

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Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding(no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.

Are tracheal retractions ever normal? With noisy breathing, stomach breathing, and poor feeding(no thrive issues). Been happening for weeks.

Tracheal Retractions: I am unsure of the age of this patient but there is a newborn diagnosis of tracheomalacia or weakness of the tracheal cartilage that causes these symptoms. This is generally resolved by the age of 1. It is important to ensure the baby is feeding well and thriving. It is often more prominent when the baby is on his/her back and when the baby is crying. Follow this along with your doctor. ...Read more

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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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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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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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Is there nething helpful 4 treating infant RSV other than hot steam and breathing treatment? My 8 month old is miserable...

Is there nething helpful 4 treating infant RSV other than hot steam and breathing treatment? My 8 month old is miserable...

Be patient: Most of RSV infection in infant of yours requires supportive care, i.e., encouraging fluid intake and watching. Hot steam is not of help. Pay extra attention to infant's breathing. If infant's breathing becomes noticeably heavy, check with your baby's pcp again. ...Read more

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