Noisy breathing

Noisy breathing may indicate a variety of causes ranging from simple snoring to a number of medical emergencies such as asthma attack or choking (airway blockage). Types of noisy breathing include wheezing, stridor, grunting and snoring. ...

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Causes

Causes of noisy breathing (including wheezing or stridor) may include:

  • Airway obstruction (choking; foreign body aspiration)
  • Airway injury
  • Fume inhalation
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