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Shortness of breath and Noisy breathing, on breathing in

This page contains some of the conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms, although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Conditions

Croup

Croup is a childhood condition that affects the windpipe (trachea), the airways to the lungs (the bronchi) and the voice box (larynx).

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Barking cough
  • Blocked nose
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath
  • High temperature

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Croup.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis is inflammation and swelling of the epiglottis.

Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Change of voice
  • Feeling irritable
  • Noisy breathing, on breathing in
  • Feeding less than usual

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Epiglottitis.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Important: If you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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