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David Miller
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In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

David Miller
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In status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Airway constriction: With any asthma attack, the airway is constricted, which increases the flow velocity and causes the noise, which we call wheezing. Of course the real problem is the increased work of breathing and decreased oxygenation. Medications open the airway, decreasing the flow velocity, reducing the noise and allowing you to breath easier. ...Read more

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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more


Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Board Certified, Pediatric Pulmonology
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Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Narrow airway: In asthma, wheezing is usually expiratory, but in any case, the sound of wheeze is basically caused by the movement of air through a narrow airway. ...Read more

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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor asap; if you are short of breath, go to the er. If this is stridor, it could lead to upper airway obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Get to a doctor today for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Fein
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I have been breathing in harsh chemical vapors at work and now i'm wheezing. Is that the cause?

Dr. Allen Fein
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Yes & very scary job: Most likely, new wheezing during or shortly following breathing in irritating fumes, is almost certainly from those fumes. You really need to learn quickly what chemicals are in those fumes, as you may be exposing yourself to some really bad problems in the short and long term. Every employer is required to have easily available to all workers data sheets on chemicals workers may be exposed to. ...Read more

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
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I jogged on the spot for 1 minute and began breathing in a strange pattern and made a wheezing i have no known asthma I was tested 6 mnths ago causes?

Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
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I jogged on the spot for 1 minute and began breathing in a strange pattern and made a wheezing i have no known asthma I was tested 6 mnths ago causes?

Multiple symptoms: Cardiology-- Seeing a cardiologist might be of benefit since you have other symptoms. Wheezing can be caused by either cardiac (heart) or respiratory (lungs). Other symptoms of blood pressure, exercise intolerance can suggest benefit from a further workup from a heart doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
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What is inspiratory wheezing?

Dr. Steven Machtinger
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What is  inspiratory wheezing?

Severe wheezing: Wheezing is typically heard on expiration - when breathing out. Inspiratory wheezing - wheezing when breathing in - usually occurs with severe asthma. Another sound heard on inspiration is called stridor. Stridor sounds like crowing and indicates obstruction around the vocal cords. Severe airway obstruction in croup or laryngospasm generates stridor. Wheezing occurs further down in the bronchi. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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My 4 months old has occasional inspiratory wheezing after eating what could it be?

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Swallowing study: I agree that there are a number of possibilities. In addition to anatomic narrowing of the airway which is worsened during eating, I would also consider aspiration of mouth or gastric contents. A retained foreign body in the airway is also possible. Your physician may order a swallowing study in conjunction with speech therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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What does it mean if my cat does a wheezing noise when breathing in?

Dr. Todd Zimmerman
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Hmmm...: Being a pediatrician myself...There are similarities with vet medicine. Your cat have a cold...Your cat could have a fur ball caught...Your cat i guess can have asthma.....See a vet! ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
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Have not been sick, but feel a weird wheeze/gurgle in my left side occasionally when breathing in. Dr said my lungs sou d clear. What could it be?

Dr. Donald Colantino
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Wheeze: You may have some mild mucus accumulation or mild intermittent spasm in a bronchial tube on that side that wasn't present when you were examined. If symptoms persist or worsen I recommend reexamination by your physician but your symptoms are mild and may resolve spontaneously. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Lung vibration when breathing in only on left side, also a wheezing sound on exhaling , pf is normal I do have asthma, does this sound serious?

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Lung vibration when breathing in only on left side, also a wheezing sound on exhaling , pf is normal I do have asthma, does this sound serious?

Your symptoms: Are too complex and incomplete todiagnose over the net. You need to be examined and likely have at least a chest x-ray. Do not delay. ...Read more

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