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A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me more about wheezing?

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Dr. Kathleen Gilmore
Urgent Care 26 years experience
Info on wheezing: Wheezing is a whistling or musical sound heard on exhaling. It arises from bronchoconstriction mediated by inflammation primarily. Asthma and allergens are the 2 main causes of wheezing. Sometimes it is noted with a foreign body in the airway in a child.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me what can I do when im wheezing?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Wheezing: See your pcp for pulmonary function testing and get the appropriate prescribed medical care. If wheezing is well controlled my medicines it should occur less than 2 times per week and cause P.M. Awakening less than twice per month.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me is there a cure for wheezing?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Cure asthma: At times, asthma is caused exclusively by allergic sensitivity. Allergy can be cured by immunotherapy if it is provided by an experienced expert in appropriate doses. Typically allergy shots are given twice per month for 3 years. Beware of treatment offered by those who have not been trained in residency to provide allergy shots. Self-taught physicians may or may not do allergy shots effectively.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

What is wheezing?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Physical sign: A symptom is what a patient describes. A sign is what a doctor finds. Sometimes they can be the same thing. A wheeze is a sign that indicates spasm or tightening of airways. This makes it hard to breathe out. So the patient has to force the air out. The velocity increases and causes a musical tone that can be heard with a stethoscope. It happens with asthma, emphysema, and other copd.
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A 24-year-old male asked:

What is wheeze?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
WHEEZING/SPASM: Wheezing is spasming of the lung structure, bronchi & alveoli. This may. Be a sign of asthma or bronchitis. You need an exam, labs, cxr and pulmonary function testing.

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