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Kasson, MN
A 29-year-old female asked:

Been coughing and wheezing for a cpl wks. finished z-pack on sat still coughing, wheezing and runny/stuffy nose. worse at nite when on left side?

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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Viral illnesses: A lot of "wheezing" you hear is actually from the upper airway and is not wheezing in the sense of asthma. That said, if you are wheezing, you might have some asthma, and it was brought on by the recent viral illness you describe. The persistence of the cough afterwards is common. If you have a history of asthma, see your doctor. If not, be patient, but go to the doctor if symptoms persist.

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Last updated Oct 17, 2012

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