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Been sick with a cold for over a week now have a slight wheeze not asmathic but does run in family?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Hope you feel better: Rest, Steam Inhalation, Anti inflammatory medicine and Decongestant help the symptoms. if cough and Wheezing, then you are having symptoms of Asthma because of Bronchitis induced Bronchospasm
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
Pediatrics 45 years experience
Reactive airway: Your wheezing is probably the result of recent infection and inflammation of the airway, which should resolve soon. If It is bothering with the breathing, let your doctor prescribe an inhaler for temporary use. This happens frequently, and folks get over such symptoms without needing to use such bronchodilators again. You would know if you have asthma if symptoms persist.
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
General Practice 51 years experience
You are on your way: to get viral bronchitis with mild bronchospasm. Since asth ma run in your family you may have some tendency to it .I think it is still possible to revert it and avoid more wheezing and cough. You can do that by taking care of your cold first by otc cold medications in the mean time inhale vapor, strengthen your immune system with complete meals , take rest. If wheezing get worse see your doctor.
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Wheezy viral infectn: It is not uncommon for non asthmatics to develop a wheeze during a cold or chest infection. A wheeze develops when there is mucus congestion of the lower small airways of the lungs therefore anyone with excessive mucous production during a chest infection can produce a wheeze. This should settle spontaneously with the resolution of the cold. It does not indicate development of asthma.

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