Flashcards in Lung Sounds Deck (12)
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 possible causes of crackles?
Pneumonia, edema, or bronchitis
What is another name for crackles
What are the characteristics of wheezes?
High-pitched musical sounds
When do you hear wheezing?
On inspiration and expiration
What are possible causes of wheezing?
Asthma, smoking, allergic reactions
Wheezes can often be heard without a _____
____ air will help relieve symptoms of wheezing?
What is the cause of stridor?
Laryngeal spasm or swelling croup and epiglottitis
What are the characteristics of Stridor?