Flashcards in Lung Sounds Deck (13)
What is the cause of crackles?
Fluid or secretions in the airway
When do you hear crackles?
On inspiration ( sounds like Rice Krispies in milk)
What are some factors that can cause crackles?
What is another name for crackles?
What are the characteristics of wheezes?
High pitch musical sounds
When do you hear wheezing?
On inspiration and expiration
What are the possible causes of wheezing?
1.) allergic reactions
Wheezes can often be heard without a____
_____ air will help relieve symptoms of wheezing
What are the characteristics of stridor?
High pitch harsh sound heard in upper airway
What is usual cause of stridor ?
1.) Laryngeal spasm or
2.) swelling croup and epiglottis
Stridor is often confused with___