Bronchitis makes you cough -- a lot. It can make it hard to breathe, too, and can cause wheezing, fever, tiredness, and chest pain. The disease happens when the lining of the airways in your lungs gets irritated.
Crackling or bubbling noises (rales) made by
movement of fluid in the tiny air sacs of the lung.
heard when the chest is tapped (percussion dullness), which indicate that there
is fluid in a lung or collapse of part of a lung.
Sounds made by
rubbing of swollen (inflamed) lung tissue on the lining of the lung cavity
(pleural friction rub).
Lack of breath sounds in a certain area of
the chest, which may mean that air is not entering an area of the
Wheezing, which usually means inflammation or spasm is
present in the bronchial tubes.
"E" to "A" changes in the lungs
(egophony). Your doctor may have you say the letter "E" while he listens to
your chest. Pneumonia may cause the "E" to sound like the letter "A" when heard
through a stethoscope.
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March 06, 2013
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