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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...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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Baby 9 months snores reflux wheezy allergys noticed he seems to hold breath in sleep and gasps in sleep occasionally? What could cause this

Baby 9 months snores reflux wheezy allergys noticed he seems to hold breath in sleep and gasps in sleep occasionally? What could cause this

Sleep apnea: Sounds like your baby has sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea in kids is almost always caused by enlarged tonsils/adenoids. It is dangerous because it can seriously restrict their growth and development. Get ur baby to the pediatrician for eval and ENT referral. Good luck! ...Read more

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What's the difference between breathing and snoring?

What's the difference between breathing and snoring?

Snoring: Breathing is essential to life. Snoring is the result of tissues vibrating during obstructive attempts at breathing. ...Read more

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What is the difference between breathing loudly and snoring?

What is the difference between breathing loudly and snoring?

Ask your partner: There may be no difference to your bed partner if it is keeping them up! snoring is usually caused by the palate and uvula vibrating in the back of your throat. Noisy breathing could be related to nasal issues like allergies, a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates. ...Read more

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What are the differences between stridor and wheezing?

What are the differences between stridor and wheezing?

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

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Confused abt difference between asthma & bronchitis. Don't both cause wheezing/phlegm? Must I take meds for asthma if I only have symp's w/bronchitis?

Confused abt difference between asthma & bronchitis. Don't both cause wheezing/phlegm? Must I take meds for asthma if I only have symp's w/bronchitis?

Asthma: That can be a complicated question. Asthma is a chronic disease generally and there are people who only flare with colds. A question to ask would be does this happen with every cold. Albuterol works for both conditions. ...Read more

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What can stop snoring?

What can stop snoring?

Many options.: Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea. May want to have a sleep study performed. Your family md can order a sleep study and one can be performed at a sleep center. Consult and ENT and an oral surgeon afterwards for surgical options, CPAP and an oral appliance. ...Read more

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Do snoring rings work?

Do snoring rings work?

May be: Temporarily works but it can cause you TMJ issues in later time. ...Read more

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How can I stop snoring?

How can I stop snoring?

Get sleep study: Find out if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea or not. Treatment may hinge in that balance first. ...Read more

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How can I stop snoring?

How can I stop snoring?

A few ideas: Here is a list of 7 tips. Http://www. Webmd. Com/sleep-disorders/features/easy-snoring-remedies#1
See an ENT doc who specialized in snoring and sleep apnea surgery for expert advice. ...Read more

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How can I stop snoringļ¼Ÿ?

Agree w Dr. Ishoo: The reason for the snoring needs to be determined before a fix can be identified. Sometimes a sleep study is needed for this reason. ...Read more

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How do you stop snoring?

How do you stop snoring?

Treating snoring: Several options
snoring is often worse if you sleep on your back, so avoid that position (sew a pocket on the back of a t-shirt and put a tennis ball in it)
lose weight
see an ENT to evaluate tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum
use nasal rinses and breath right strips to open nasal passages
if you have allergies, take your medication. ...Read more

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Snoring problem, what to do?

Snoring problem, what to do?

Sleep specialist: Could be sleep apnea. There is excellent treatment for that. See a sleep doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for snoring?

Dental appliance: Snoring is a vibration of soft tissues at the back of the throat including the soft palate. There is usually a partial obstruction of the airway. One needs to see a dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine. Snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea and this must be checked for. A trained dentist can then make either a snoring appliance or a sleep apnea appliance after a sleep study is done. ...Read more

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Snoring problem: what should I do!?

Snoring: Get a good physical exam by a ENT and sleep study or visit a sleep dentist to get fitted for a mouth piece. All of the doctors will get you in the right direction. ...Read more

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Is there a product to help snoring?

Yes: A dentist who is trained in dental sleep medicine can help with an oral appliance. Since who have sleep apnea there has to be a co-ordination with treating your sleep apnea. It is possible an oral appliance can treat both the snoring and sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Jarvis
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Snoring (Definition)

Snoring = a vibrating sound ...Read more