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When a child Weezes, do they do it when they inhale or exhale? And what does it sound like?

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Asked by annonymous359 at 9:17 PM on Jan. 27, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • It is a sound that comes from within their chest -- and it can occur with both in and exhaling. It is kind of a raspy/rattly sound -- usually somewhat faint.

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 9:23 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • Doctors cal it rails

    Answer by dancer at 9:30 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

  • From MedlinePlus:
    Wheezing: a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through narrowed breathing tubes.

    Considerations: Wheezing is a sign that a person may be having breathing problems. The sound of wheezing is most obvious when breathing out (exhaling), but may be heard when taking a breath (inhaling).

    Wheezing most often comes from the small breathing tubes (bronchial tubes) deep in the chest, but it may be due to a blockage in larger airways or in persons with certain vocal cord problems.
    Causes: Asthma, Breathing a foreign object into the lungs, Bronchiectasis, Bronchiolitis, Bronchitis, Emphysema (COPD), especially when a respiratory infection is present, Gastroesophageal reflux disease, Heart failure (cardiac asthma), Insect sting that causes an allergic reaction
    Medications (particularly aspirin), Pneumonia, Smoking, Viral infection, especially

    Answer by JZ10FPM at 10:16 PM on Jan. 27, 2011

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