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Symptoms of bronchitis? I have slight cough, some wheezing, shortness of breath for a week, clean chest xray, clean CT chest swollen eyes, stuffy nos

Symptoms of bronchitis? I have slight cough, some wheezing, shortness of breath for a week, clean chest xray, clean CT chest swollen eyes, stuffy nos

Bronchitis: Maybe it is allergies. In ohio right now the weeds are a blooming so it might be an asthma/allergy exacerbation. I would hope your doctor has considered treating you. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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Having a cough, wheezing on chest and slight shortness of breath?

Having a cough, wheezing on chest and slight shortness of breath?

Check for allergies: Is it new or chronic.
Has there been a recent cold symptoms
Could it be an allergic symptoms
If continues you may want to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?

Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?

COPD/asthma: The presentation may be similar or overlapping. Please see pulmonary specialist if you have this problem for 18 months ...Read more

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What does a high WBC count n ESR along with weeklong fever, chills, weakness, coughing n wheezing n mild shortness of breath indicative of?

What does a high WBC count n ESR along with weeklong fever, chills, weakness, coughing n wheezing n mild shortness of breath indicative of?

Infection....: The elevated WBC and sed rate, in combination with your symptoms, indicates you have an infection. The coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath indicates the infection is likely respiratory, like acute bronchitis or pneumonia. The other symptoms, like weakness, fever and chills are more general signs of infection. You need treatment so see a doctor asap! ...Read more

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Chest pain. Feeling sick. Being sick. Cold sweat. Dizzy. Feeling light headed. Wheezing. Coughing. Shortness of breath feeling a bad sensation?

Chest pain. Feeling sick. Being sick. Cold sweat. Dizzy. Feeling light headed. Wheezing. Coughing. Shortness of breath feeling a bad sensation?

Cough: This is likely the common cold. Give it time and it will resolve. Take some tylenol (acetaminophen) and get plenty of rest. Do not forget about drinking enough fluid. If you are wheezing you may need to see your doctor and get a chest x-ray to rule out a pneumonia. The doctor can also give you a bronchodilator to make your breathing easier and open up the bronchi of the lungs. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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What is the best asthma medicine for wheezing and coughing and shortness of breath?

What is the best asthma medicine for wheezing and coughing and shortness of breath?

ICS: There are essentially two types of medications for asthma: controller medications and rescue medications. The controller you get placed on is determined by your severity and this can be changed based on the degree of control of symptoms and risk. We follow guidelines for severity and treatments such as naepp and gina. However, in short, most asthmatics need to be on inhaled corticosteroids. ...Read more

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Have had a bad cough bronchitis for 3 months. E smoker stopped 5 years ago wheezing and shortness of breath. Have bad mucus dark green for 3 months?

Get treated: You need to get checked out and treated. Whether your problem is copd, asthma, bronchiectasis, or something else, the longer the illness goes on in a poorly-controlled state, the worse it will be for your long-term health. This applies to your entire body, including your heart, not just your lungs. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bronchitis and asthma cough and wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night). Shortness of breath. What should I...

I am experiencing bronchitis and asthma cough and wheezing (worsened by: in the evening, at night). Shortness of breath. What should I...

Doctor can examine: An asthma patient may need more doses of asthma medication or a second medication, or just fine-tuning of her asthma meds. If the doctor feels there is bronchitis or pneumonia, an antibiotic may be needed. Sometimes a chest x-ray is done to see if there is something unusual going on, but a chest x-ray is usually not needed in simpler cases of asthma. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for 12 days with shortness of breath and wheeziness. When I breathe out, I have an urge to cough from wheezing. Should I see a doc?

I've been coughing for 12 days with shortness of breath and wheeziness. When I breathe out, I have an urge to cough from wheezing. Should I see a doc?

Yes: It sounds like you could have asthma, a mild pneumonia or even something worse. You deserve to have it properly evaluated and treated I'm surprised you have endured this for so long. ...Read more

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I've had a bad cough for two years and was told it's acute bronchitis 6 times. Now I have chest pain/shortness of breath/wheezing. What do I do?

I've had a bad cough for two years and was told it's acute bronchitis 6 times. Now I have chest pain/shortness of breath/wheezing. What do I do?

Mgt: An inbox consultation is available and the imaging may be reviewed at that time.
The imaging can be uploaded for review.
Have you had a CF sweat test? Do you have a history of sinusitis or other infections?
There are several possible causes and I would suggest an appointment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have asthma with no cough? Dr thinks I have asthma. I get frequent shortness of breath and tight chest. Very mild wheeze.

Is it possible to have asthma with no cough? Dr thinks I have asthma. I get frequent shortness of breath and tight chest. Very mild wheeze.

Sob: I notice you had an echocardiogram. Do you have a cardiac problem? If so, your shortness of breath, tight chest and wheezing may be cardiac in origin. See your crdiologist for further evaluation. Otherwise, your doctor's diagnosis apperas to be correct ...Read more

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I have bad shortness of breath, wheezing, pain in my lungs and a persistent cough. Puffer only helps with wheezing and I feel like I am deteriorating?

I have bad shortness of breath, wheezing, pain in my lungs and a persistent cough. Puffer only helps with wheezing and I feel like I am deteriorating?

Stop Smoking: Your Asthma is exacerbated by Bronchitis; may be Viral or Bacterial Infection. And Smoking is causing more damage to this infection. Bronchodilator Inhalers would help temporarily but you need to get rid of Infection. Therefore you may need Antibiotic Rx and stop smoking. You are young, before you get the irreversible damage to your lung from smoking. You can do it. ...Read more

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I have a pains in my chest that are there a lot just very mildly but when I sneeze cough or stretch ot take a deep breath in it hurts also am having shortness of breath and wheezing?

I have a pains in my chest that are there a lot just very mildly but when I sneeze cough or stretch ot take a deep breath in it hurts also am having shortness of breath and wheezing?

Pleuritic pain: CP that occurs with chest movement or lung expansion suggests an inflamed pleura or airway spasm, associated wheezing suggests a potential asthmatic cause, should undergo pulmonary function studies and perhaps a trial of bronchodilators. ...Read more

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My dad (58yrs) suffrin frm fever for 6 dys with cough n shortness of breath n lil wheezing. Slightly diabetic n HS becme very weak. Can it be pneumonia?

My dad (58yrs) suffrin frm fever for 6 dys with cough n shortness of breath n lil wheezing. Slightly diabetic n HS becme very weak. Can it be pneumonia?

See doctor....: Your dad needs to see a doctor asap. Shortness of breath can be due to a life-threatening problem. His symptoms could be due to pneumonia or possibly acute bronchitis from a bacterial or viral infection. He needs to be seen right away for diagnosis and treatment so take him to the nearest er. ...Read more

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At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?

At times I get fatigue, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing at times. Wheezing, cough that is dry at times. Other times clear sputum. No fever?

Mgt: An inbox consultation can be helpful and imaging studies can be reviewed at that time.
Some possible causes include asthma/allergies, prolonged viral infection/inflammation in the lung. ...Read more

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I hv ocasional shortness of breath. No cough, no wheezing. Doc says nthng wrng & ecg also normal. Smoker but quit it year ago. Age 26.is it lung disease?

I hv ocasional shortness of breath. No cough, no wheezing. Doc says nthng wrng & ecg also normal. Smoker but quit it year ago. Age 26.is it lung disease?

Anxiety: Most likely it related to hyperventilating secondary to anxiety. If breathing into a paper bag for 5 to 10 minutes helps you may have extra confidence it is hyperventilating. It is related to co2 levels not oxygen! ...Read more

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I'm having shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing only during the evenings before going to bed. This came on suddenly about a week ago.

I'm having shortness of breath, coughing, and wheezing only during the evenings before going to bed. This came on suddenly about a week ago.

Could be Asthma: Probably the beginning of Asthma if the sputum is clear white or grey. If yellow green spit then could be Bronchiolitis due to mycoplasma or viruses. ...Read more

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Is it unusual for a child who is having Shortness of breath, sub costal recession, difficult noisy breathing, wheeze since 10 days but not mch coughing?

Is it unusual for a child who is having Shortness of breath, sub costal recession, difficult noisy breathing, wheeze since 10 days but not mch coughing?

Yes: That pattern is typical for a lower respiratory infection and or asthma. The need for treatment would depend on how it interferes with the kids regular activities. If playful and feeding well, monitor. I may gradually improve. If it interferes with feeding/play and or the kid looks sick, get it checked. ...Read more

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I have difficulty breathing (shortness of breath) along with coughing and wheezing sound during winter season especially night time.

I have difficulty breathing (shortness of breath) along with coughing and wheezing sound during winter season especially night time.

Asthma?: If this is ongoing, my first step would be to rule out asthma. Corticosteroids produced by the body wax and wane depending on circadian rhythm, which results in frequent nighttime symptoms for asthmatics. Shortness of breath, chest tightness, coughing are typical. Primary care provider, Allergy/Immunology specialist, or Pulmonologist are good places to start. ...Read more

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...Read more