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

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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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more


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Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

Can you tell me in patient with status asthmaticus, what is the cause of inspiratory wheezing?

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

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

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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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?

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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What is inspiratory wheezing?

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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My 4 months old has occasional inspiratory wheezing after eating what could it be?

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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Sound similar to inspiratory wheezing but through my nose not lungs that's daily and all day long? Some snoring at nightNever had asthma or allergies

Sound similar to inspiratory wheezing but through my nose not lungs that's daily and all day long? Some snoring at nightNever had asthma or allergies

Allergies: People do not realize you can have inflammation of the nasal walls without knowing you have allergies or even have tumors called polyps. I would recommend having your doc look into the nose to see what the problem is. You may be sensitive to foods or chemicals you are being exposed to or even medications. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my cat does a wheezing noise when breathing in?

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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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?

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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My Daughter is experiencing wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, in the evening, at night) .

My Daughter is experiencing  wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, in the evening, at night) .

Secondhand smoke: The most important intervention is the elimination of secondhand smoke. Children who live with smokers have a higher rate of asthma and more severe asthma symptoms. Secondhand smoke spreads throughout a living space so smoking must stop in entire living space. The car also needs to be smoke free. Follow up with doctor as child may still need medication for the wheezing. ...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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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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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?

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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wet cough, wheezing, chest and back pain when coughing and breathing in, shallow breathing, fever, cough spasms. Bronchitis or pneumonia possibly?

wet cough, wheezing, chest and back pain when coughing and breathing in, shallow breathing, fever, cough spasms. Bronchitis or pneumonia possibly?

Infection : It sounds like a respiratory infection but difficult to tell if it is bronchitis or pneumonia. You need to see a physician to get a definitive diagnosis and the correct treatment ...Read more

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What causes choking on liquids and wheezing?

Aspiration: You could have severe reflux disease (reflux of stomach acid into the lungs) which can make it difficult to swallow and cause wheezing. You may also have a stricture of the esophagus (a narrowing). Both of these diseases can be evaluated with a barium swallow study. ...Read more

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What foods commonly cause wheezing or asthma?

What foods commonly cause wheezing or asthma?

WHeat, egg, milk..: The most common food allergens in children are wheat, egg, milk, peanut and soy. Food allergies commonly cause eczema, hives, anaphylaxis. Foods are unusual triggers of asthma, although that can occur. Children with food allergies tend to have more severe asthma, but that doesn't mean the food allergies cause the asthma, more a reflection of their allergic tendencies. ...Read more

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Can heat and humidity cause wheezing and congestion?

Bronchial: The hallmark of asthma is the presence of an over-reactive (over-sensitive) airways. Thus climatic changes affect different people differently- some with humidity, others with cool and dry weather. ...Read more