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363 Possible Causes for Increased Breath Sounds

  • Asthma

    Individuals often require accessory muscles to breathe, and breath sounds can be diminished.[medicinenet.com] In an asthma exacerbation, the respiratory rate increases, the heart rate increases, and the work of respiration increases.[medicinenet.com]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Signs: Increased breathing frequency (tachypnea) and heart rate (tachycardia) Paleness, excessive sweating , clammy skin Crackling sounds, decreased breathing sounds or wheezing[ehealthstar.com] Rhonchi develops due to airway obstruction, increased secretions, and bronchospasms.[smartypance.com] Late symptoms (after few days) include sharp, stabbing chest pain triggered by deep breathing (due to pleurisy ) and persistent dry cough and fatigue that slowly wear off.[ehealthstar.com]

  • Pulmonary Consolidation

    Percussion is dull in the affected area Breath sounds are bronchial Possible medium, late, or pan-inspiratory crackles Vocal resonance is increased.[en.wikipedia.org] Hyperresonant No Away from lesion (increased pressure pushes mediastinum to opposite side) breath sounds Emphysema Hyperresonant Reduced -- breath sounds wheezing Asthma[medbullets.com] Increased of high frequency sound, i.e. bronchial breathing, is well recognized in pulmonary consolidation.[nature.com]

  • Transitory Tachypnea of the Newborn

    Physical Exam Examination may reveal: tachycardia tachypnea increased work of breathing (abdominal retractions and nasal flaring) good air entry, but diffuse transmitted sounds[sharinginhealth.ca]

  • Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Our pulmonary fibrosis patient education materials are available as downloadable PDF files below. Please contact the PFF Patient Communication Center at 844.TalkPFF (844.825.5733) or pcc@pulmonaryfibrosis.org to order hard copies. About the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Our brochure introduces you to the Foundation[…][pulmonaryfibrosis.org]

  • Common Cold

    Wheezing or an actual lack of breath sounds may be noted. Respiratory failure and death may result.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A deepening cough, increased respiratory rate, and restlessness follow. Retractions of the chest wall, nasal flaring, and grunting are prominent findings.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bronchitis

    High fever; moderate to severe ill-appearance; hypoxia; and signs of lung consolidation, such as decreased breath sounds, bronchial breath sounds, crackles, egophony, and[aafp.org] Signs of COPD include wheezing, a prolonged expiratory phase of breathing, lung hyperinflation manifested as decreased heart and lung sounds, and increased anteroposterior[msdmanuals.com] increased tactile fremitus, are concerning for pneumonia.[aafp.org]

  • Acute Bronchitis

    Signs of COPD include wheezing, a prolonged expiratory phase of breathing, lung hyperinflation manifested as decreased heart and lung sounds, and increased anteroposterior[msdmanuals.com]

  • Viral Lower Respiratory Infection

    An assessment of breathing effort, color, activity, abnormal breath sounds (eg, wheeze, stridor), and hydration status should also be done.[dovepress.com] It is important to identify an increased oxygen requirement in a child with CLD, and this should be considered as a sign of clinical deterioration.[dovepress.com]

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Wheezing or an actual lack of breath sounds may be noted. Respiratory failure and death may result.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A deepening cough, increased respiratory rate, and restlessness follow. Retractions of the chest wall, nasal flaring, and grunting are prominent findings.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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