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Usually absent when bronchial plug persists. Exceptions include right upper lobe atelectasis, where adjacent tracheal sounds may be transmitted.

None

Usually absent when the bronchial plug persists. In exceptions, e.g., right upper lobe atelectasis, may be increased

Decreased to absent, but bronchial breath sounds may be heard near top of large effusion.

None, except a possible pleu ral rub

Decreased to absent, but may be increased toward the top of a large effusion

Decreased to absent over the pleural air

None, except a possible pleu ral rub

Decreased to absent over the pleural air

Decreased to absent

None, or the crackles, wheezes, and rhonchi of associated chronic bronchitis

Decreased

Often obscured by wheezes

Wheezes, possibly crackles

Decreased

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Coping with Asthma

Coping with Asthma

If you suffer with asthma, you will no doubt be familiar with the uncomfortable sensations as your bronchial tubes begin to narrow and your muscles around them start to tighten. A sticky mucus known as phlegm begins to produce and increase within your bronchial tubes and you begin to wheeze, cough and struggle to breathe.

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