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A 21-year-old female asked:

I been wheezing and have no allergies, its hard for me to breathe and it lasts about 15mins and it gets worse everytime it happens. whats wrong?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Wheezing 'in': Asthma typically causes wheezing when you brerath out, if you are wheezing when you breath in, then you have inspiratory stridor. A frequently mis-diagnosed cause of wheezing is vocal cord dysfunction syndrome which may be triggered by acid reflux. If you notice reflux, taking otc ppi-meds might help (omeprazole). Wheezing out, if caused by asthma needs an inhaler as a rescue medication (albuterol.

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Last updated Dec 12, 2013

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