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What is inspiratory wheezing?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Def'n below

Wheezing when breathing in.

In brief: Def'n below

Wheezing when breathing in.
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