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Is stridor serious?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

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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