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Larry W. Wical, BA-RRT


I CAN answer: ALL questions and queries related to the following topics... - Oxygen - Asthma - COPD - Bronchitis - Emphysema - Pneumonia (Viral/Bacterial) - Tuberculosis (TB) - SARS - Influenza (Flu) - Vaccines - Pulmonary Embolism - Pleural Effusion - Atelectasis - Inhalation injuries (burns, chemicals, etc.) - PFTs - Cardiovascular health - Sleep Apnea - BiPap/CPAP - Ventilators ("Respirators") - Aspiration injuries - Thoracic injuries - Lung contusions - Tracheal injuries - Artificial Tracheostomy - Secretions - Prolotherapy/Regenerative Injection Therapy (RIT): A patient's experience/perspective - General health and fitness I CANNOT answer: Questions that vary too far from my primary scope of pulmonary and cardiovascular care and fitness. I promise to be open and honest about my knowledge of submitted topics, and will always openly provide my personal as well as professional feedback as it relates.

Experience in the area

Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT, RCP) since 2005. I have worked primarily in the acute care, critical care, burn care and home care settings.


NBRC - National Board of Respiratory Care AARC - American Association of Respiratory Care


-All About Kids Magazine -The Clermont Sun -Cincy Sports & Fitness Magazine -Many online Fitness and Health blogs and "webazines"


- B.A. in Communication (1997) - A.A.S. in Respiratory Science (2005) - RRT license (state of OH, KY and IN) - Basic Life Saving (BLS) - Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) - Advanced Burn Life Support (ABLS)

Past/Present Clients

Currently work in the city's largest academic/research hospital.

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Recent Answers from Larry W. Wical, BA-RRT

2017-01-26 Chest and breathing pain after third hand smoke:

Hi Daniel,    Odds are just breathing in the stench of cigarettes did not cause any harm to your lungs, though it sounds like perhaps you are having a bit of either an allergic response to the proximity

2017-01-12 Heavy breathing. Is this anxiety?:

Hi Lance,    Thank you for trusting me with you personal medical question today. To answer your question, stress and anxiety CAN accelerate your breathing or make your breathing feel heavier. Accelerated/increased

2016-11-21 Insulation mask while doing yard work:

Hi Ben,    Thank you for entrusting me with your personal medical question! The quick and easy answer is YES, you should consider wearing a quality respirator mask while doing any house/yard work that

2016-11-03 Recurring bronchitis:

I assume you are not a smoker yourself, since you said you are sensitive to cigarette smoke, so I can fairly confidently say you don't have COPD/Chronic Bronchitis. My guess is simple acute bronchitis

2016-10-01 Shortness of Breath:

Good morning,     I am so sorry in my delay to respond to your question, for whatever reason your response just came through to my message board. The pulmonary function test and CT of the chest are perfectly


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