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A 35-year-old female asked:

I have a wheezing sound in my lungs if i inhale very deep.it goes away but as soon as i start running again it comes back and get worse. sometimes tightness in my chest.no pain or anything. i live in a humid area.can this be a bacterial infection?

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Dr. Emanuele Maccalli
Pediatrics 7 years experience
Many possible causes: Wheezing with breathing is associated with bronchospasm, a narrowing of the passageways that bring air to your lungs. There can be lots of causes. Most commonly, wheezing with exercise is associated with asthma. You should consider having a doctor evaluate your breathing.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Evaluation: There are many causes of wheezing, and an evaluation is suggested. The work up may include PFTs, with and without a bronchodilator. The test will help your PCP to determine the next step in your treatment A two week trial of Albuterol inhaler may be used to gauge response. Use two puffs 5-10 minutes prior to exercise and as prescribed. Avoid dust, mold, pollen and other common allergens.

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Last updated Jun 28, 2020

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