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Is stridor serious?

Stridor can accompany serious health problems, including obstruction of the airways and severe allergic reactions. However, the condition can also have causes such as croup. Because of the potential severity of the causes, getting a medical diagnosis is important.

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What causes stridor?
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Stridor occurs when the larynx or throat becomes blocked. The blockage can occur for many reasons, i...
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How does stridor occur in the body?
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Stridor occurs when the upper part of the respiratory system, including the windpipe and sinuses, is...
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What is stridor?
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Stridor refers to a musical-like, high-pitched sound or a gasping sound made when breathing. Stridor...
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Does stridor affect children differently than adults?
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Stridor doesn't affect adults and children differently. However, children are more likely to develop...
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