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Why am i wheezing when lying down only?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Wheezing: Wheezing is caused by airway constriction or reactivity and creates a high pitched musical sound during expiration and sometimes during inspiration. This noise in one position may indicate an anatomical change in the configuration of the airway. If your nasal passages are congested, post nasal drip may trigger cough when lying down. Please follow up with your physician.

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