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Flashcards in Lung Sounds Deck (13):
1

What is the cause of crackles?

Fluid or secretions in the airway

2

When do you hear crackles?

On inspiration ( sounds like Rice Krispies in milk)

3

What are some factors that can cause crackles?

1.) pneumonia

2.) edema

3.) bronchitis

4

What is another name for crackles?

Rales

5

What are the characteristics of wheezes?

High pitch musical sounds

6

When do you hear wheezing?

On inspiration and expiration

7

What are the possible causes of wheezing?

1.) Asthma

2.) smoking

3.) allergic reactions

8

Wheezes can often be heard without a____

Stethoscope

9

_____ air will help relieve symptoms of wheezing

Humidified

10

What are the characteristics of stridor?

High pitch harsh sound heard in upper airway

11

What is usual cause of stridor ?

1.) Laryngeal spasm or

2.) swelling croup and epiglottis

13

Stridor is often confused with___

Wheezing

14

Which age group is stridor often seen?

Children

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