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Coughing Wheezing Shortness Of Breath
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
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
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
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
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
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
Some times feeling wheezing with cough. Felt 3-4 times shortness of breath for very small time between oct 2011 to jan 2013. Dr. Told me it's allergy.
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
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
My cough started off as a wet cough and now it went to a dry cough. Wheezing when I breath. Chest pain. And shortness of breath.
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 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?
30 yr old 8pack year ex smoker. No cough, no shortness of breath or wheezing, slight pain on side of chest and sometimes in chest. Scared of cancer?
I am experiencing cough and wheezing. The following also describe me: Shortness of breath and Chest pain or discomfort. What should I do? And bronchi
See below: I would either see your physician or find someone on healthtap that has a TN license and discuss it with them. ...Read more
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.
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
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?
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
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?
Sometimes, I have trouble breathing, shortness of breath, chest pressure/tightness, a cough that won't go away, and wheezing; could it be asthma?
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?
Chesty Cough, Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, Vomiting, gone off food, small temps, Wheezing, (I'm asthmatic) Tightness in chest... Please help?
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
Diagnosed with pharyngitis 11 days ago. Fever is gone. Still have heavy cough with colored mucus, tickle in throat, shortness of breath and wheezing?
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.
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
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
I have had shortness of breath for 4 months, it never goes away fully. No coughing or wheezing. Can an asthma attack last for 4 months, what else?
At the moment I think I have Pneumonia I have shortness of breath I am wheezing coughing and vomiting I am a teenager what do I do?
You have to be: 16 to use this site. Have an adult ask you question so you can get the help you need ...Read more
Husband has coughing fits that lead to vomiting and chest pain and shortness of breath and wheezing. He doesn't have insurance so what can we do at home?
Needs eval: While I understand your insurance concerns I believe your husband deserves a thorough medical evaluation. If the cause for his symptoms is infectious, only directed treatment will help him get better. Alternatively asthma can cause similar symptoms. If the cost is the issue best would be Urgent Care over ER. Some places have community health centers with minimal copayment. ...Read more
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