nasal flaring

nasal flaring

Internal medicine An ↑ in nostril size with breathing, a classic sign of severe asthma. See Asthma.

nasal flaring

Intermittent outward movement of the nostrils with each inspiratory effort; indicates an increase in the work of breathing.
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Because of respiratory distress, manifested by nasal flaring, intercostal, subcostal and suprasternal retractions, a respiratory rate of 80 breaths per minute and cyanosis, heated humidified high-flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy was used in our intensive care unit to reduce the work of breathing.
Patients CU134 and CU171 had suprasternal and subcostal retraction, and patient CU171 had signs of nasal flaring and inspiratory stridor (he has an underlying double aortic arch).
Did the authors review other estimates of the degree of clinical respiratory distress, such as nasal flaring, retractions, or cyanosis?
There can also be abnormal breathing patterns, chest pains, nasal flaring and the temporary suspension of breathing, all of which are serious symptoms.
Signs and symptoms are typically rhinitis, tachypnea, wheezing, coughing, crackles, retractions, and/or nasal flaring.
Even though the physical exam reveals rales, nasal flaring and retractions, Sara does not have a fever, nasal discharge, or a cough that is worsening.
Observation of the child's thorax may demonstrate suprasternal retractions, while the nose may reveal nasal flaring.
On arrival at a community emergency department (ED), he was cyanotic and had nasal flaring.
Nasal flaring in an infant less than 12 months, for example, had the best positive predictive value.
Since discharge 2 1/2 months before this visit, Mercy has had no wheezing, retractions, nasal flaring, or cough.
Clinical features of RSV infection include nasal flaring, chest wall retractions, tachypnea with apneic episodes, expiratory wheezing, prolonged expiration, rales and rhonchi, croupy cough, and hypoxemia and cyanosis.