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How many days would it usually take for rales , rhonchi in to disappear after starting treatment and fever subsiding after 24 hours of treatment?
Pneumonia symptoms: It can take up to a week sometimes for those "noises" to disappear after starting appropriate treatment. You are now killing the bacteria causing the infection and noise, but now your body has to get rid of all that "garbage" down in the lungs. Do deep breathing and cough exercises to help loosen the material and open lung sacs and by all means avoid ANY respiratory irritants such as smoke, dust, ...Read more
Child strep and bad mucous cough. Antibiotics for 3 days still has fever. Doc prescribed claritin nasal spray and inhaler for rhonchi, why claritin?
Good question: I am not aware of a nasal spray containing Claritin. Even then it would not have done that much for nasal congestion or the cough That the fever is still present after 3 days of antibiotic points more to a viral infection which often causes coughing and wheezing in children especially before age 3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Smoking can irritate pleurisy, but in most of cases it is not a direct cause of it. Need to be evaluated for pleurisy. Few causes are infections, pneumothorax (abnormal collection of air in pleural space), blood clot in lung vessels. chest injuries. heart surgery, lupus, rheumatoid, lung cancer etc.... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Breathing noise: Wheezing typically refers to the high-pitched noise heard when air is forced through narrowed lower airways during asthma. Pprimarily on exhale when mild, then also on inspiration when airways are tighter. At its worst, air hardly moves: thus no wheezing at all, an ominous sign, and is an emergency. Wheezing is not stridor (upper airway) nor sonorous rhonchi (larger airways). Experts can sort out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pneumonia: Usually pneumonia will present with a cough, the child may have fever, chest pain, shortness of air, and when you listen to their chest with a stethoscope you will hear "rales" which are faint sounds over the area of the lung that is involved. Sometimes also rhonchi, which are tubular sounds made by congestion in the airways. ...Read more
Acute Bronchitis: Yes one can get an attack of Acute Bronchitis which may be due to viral or bacterial infection.Other irritants like smoke or pollution also may cause this condition less frequently. It causes cough and may last 10 to 20 days and gradually gets better.It may also cause wheezing and rhonchi in the chest on auscultation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lungs: Doctors listen for air movement and abnormal lung sounds (rales, wheezes, rhonchi) which can indicate a disease or problem in the lungs. ...Read more
I have been diagnosis w/ bronchitis I hear crackles w exhale can feel crackles w deep inhale. Is this normal of bronchitis could it be pneumonia?
Rales vs. rhonchi: Typically, rales (crackles) are an inspiratory sound heard with a stethescope as small closed airways are opened with increased airflow and are typically more common with pneumonia, effusions or congestive heart failure. Rhonchi and mucous plugs are usually expiratory, and can be 'felt' more, as with bronchitis and asthma (asthma can make the distinction difficult to make). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does bronchitis cause shortness of breath and make it really hard to breathe? Is it heard with stethoscope?
Bronchitis IS......: Swelling of the mucosal linings of the conductance tubes for air to reach your lungs from the outside. That swelling of the linings is often heard with a stethoscope & can be due to a variety of causes such as viral, bacterial, or chemical. Depending upon the cause appropriate medication or other interventions are usually prescribed. Ease of breathing can be affected during a bout. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When you listen to the lungs of an ex-preemie, do you define "clear lung sounds" differently than with a kid without bpd? please explain.
Clear means clear...: Clear lung sounds means the doctor does not hear the sounds of wheezing (as in asthma), stridor (as in croup or a narrowed airway), rhonchi (as in rattling mucus globs), etc... However, some patients with chronic lung disease (some are preemies, many are not) have lungs that never sound completely clear. One's regular doctor knows this, and might say "clear lung sounds" to mean no new bad sounds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer