What causes high pitched breath sounds and wheezing? 24 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is a recessive genetic disorder that affects cells that produce mucous, sweat, and digestive juices. It may cause severe problems in the lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine

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Swallowed (or Inhaled) Foreign Object

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Swallowing a foreign object can happen to anyone but is more common in children and in the elderly. Symptoms are often visually obvious and include choking, wheezing, and skin discoloration.

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Burns

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Burns are characterized by severe skin damage in which many of the affected cells die. Most people can recover from burns without serious health consequences.

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Goiter

A goiter is the abnormal increase in the size of your thyroid gland, a gland in the neck. Goiters have many possible causes, including iodine deficiency. The primary symptom of a goiter is noticeable swelling in you...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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