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How long can I wait with wheezing to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Got albuterol?: If you have asthma and you have a bronchodilator and you take it and it completely relieves wheezing for at least 4 hours then give it a day. Relief m ... Read More
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Asthma: If you do not know that you have asthma, wheezing can be due to the onset of adult asthma or represent something considerable worse. In that case, see ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
25 years experience Pediatrics
Wheezing=asthma: Given a history of asthma, one should consider any wheezing episode as an asthma exacerbation. Albuterol (ProAir, Proventil, (albuterol) Ventolin) sh ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Cough: I would go to the ER
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
9 years experience General Practice
Go to your PCP: Go to your primary care physician. They can asses if your wheezing is due to something they can easily treat and manage for you. If it is something mo ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Steven
30 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Depends: Primary care doctors treat wheezing, but some try to do it without getting lung tests - that's like treating hypertension without taking your blood pr ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You have an airways problem, kindly see a pulmonologist, and good luck with stopping smoking
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: You are definitely developing a pneumonia/ bronchopneumonia and having it addressed as soon as possible will make a difference.
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: If it has been there for over a month, you need to see a doctor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It sounds like you could have asthma, a mild pneumonia or even something worse. You deserve to have it properly evaluated and treated I'm surprised y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call doctor: If you are wheezing due to asthma, then the albuterol may not be enough treatment. Was asthma diagnosed with lung tests? Any other tests performed? ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
? Acute bronchitis: Your description sounds like acute bronchitis. You should go see a regular doctor for further evaluation and treatment.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joyce Pastore
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Wheezing: If you have been diagnosed with stridor, an obstruction should be ruled out promptly. Stridor is caused by an upper airway condition. Classic wheezi ... Read More
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