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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 possible causes of crackles?

Pneumonia, edema, or bronchitis

4

What is another name for crackles

Rales

5

What are the characteristics of wheezes?

High-pitched musical sounds

6

When do you hear wheezing?

On inspiration and expiration

7

What are possible causes of wheezing?

Asthma, smoking, allergic reactions

8

Wheezes can often be heard without a _____

Stethoscope

9

____ air will help relieve symptoms of wheezing?

Humidified

10

What is the cause of stridor?

Laryngeal spasm or swelling croup and epiglottitis

11

What are the characteristics of Stridor?

Wheezing

12

Which age group is stridor often seen i?

Children

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