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Could burning incense cause you to wheeze when you breathe?

Could burning incense cause you to wheeze when you breathe?

Yes: Consider the odor you smell when the incense is burning a signal that something is getting into your nose & likely your lungs in the process. Some smells, perfumes, vapors, etc will trigger a natural protective mechanism in the lung. This process narrows the airways to prevent the vapor (or toxic agent) from getting to sensitive lung tissues. If you wheeze with incense, avoid it before u end up in er. ...Read more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing is a high-pitched whistling sound during breathing. It occurs when air flows through ...Read more


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What could cause a wheezing/whistling sound when I breathe?

What could cause a wheezing/whistling sound when I breathe?

Worth a visit: First, figure out if from upper or lower airways. Upper airways: snoring/obstructive sleep apnea, stridor, septal deviation/perforation, polyp,VCD/laryngospasm, croupy cough, hoarse from larynx issues. Lower: asthma, COPD, heart failure, GERD, foreign body, pneumothorax, pleuritis, pneumonia, to name a few. Go to ER/UC EKG, Echo, CXR, PFT, pulse ox, exam, rhinoscopy. Checked out. ...Read more

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What causes blood in my phlegm I am coughing a lot and wheezing when i breathe

Hello. : Hello. The blood could be from a number of locations in your respiratory tract (lungs, nose, sinuses etc). Because of the fact that you are wheezing, it is really important that you get medical attention. You may not be exchanging air as well. ...Read more

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Urg:constant coughing spasms:5 min:mildly s.O.B afterwards:slight wheeze when trying to breathe:zestoretic(htn)\u003e6 months:new problem \u003c1 month:cause?

Urg:constant coughing spasms:5 min:mildly s.O.B afterwards:slight wheeze when trying to breathe:zestoretic(htn)\u003e6 months:new problem \u003c1 month:cause?

Stop Zestoretic: Women of child bearing age shouldn't use zestoretic as first line therapy since it's harmful in pregnancy and absolutely contraindicated. Moreover, it can cause cough. It sounds like you have asthma as well. Can you please help me understand your use of u003e6 and u003c1. I googled them and got bizarre returns. ...Read more

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I suffer from Asthma and currently have very thick mucus in my air ways which causes a wheezing sound when I breathe, please suggest some antibiotic?

I suffer from Asthma and currently have very thick mucus in my air ways which causes a wheezing sound when I breathe, please suggest some antibiotic?

Asthma treatment: 23 year old male with asthma and wheezing, complaining of thick mucus. Thick mucus could be a sign of an infection which in turn makes asthma symptoms worse and prolonged. Asthma is a disease that requires prescription therapies like albuterol and inhaled corticosteroids. I wouldn't recommend an antibiotic unless you are seen by a doctor. Often, asthma and infection are confused, needs an exam. ...Read more

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I've been told that CS gas can cause an asthma attack to somebody with mild asthma. How severe would this attack be? Would it be full blown needing a hospital or just wheezing and shortness of breath? I've gotten a 76% on my asthma test.

I've been told that CS gas can cause an asthma attack to somebody with mild asthma. How severe would this attack be? Would it be full blown needing a hospital or just wheezing and shortness of breath? I've gotten a 76% on my asthma test.

Peak flow: of 76% is good , so long you have no symptoms like shortness of breath or cough, CS gas or any irritant can stimulate an asthma attack, just try to avoid exposure, take your controller and rescue medicines as prescribed ...Read more

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Wife is 26 weeks pregnant, had an allergic reaction. Difficult to breath for 2 hours, kindof heavy wheezing. Shes ok now. Can that cause damage to baby?

Hard to tell: Was she evaluated for her reaction? Did her blood pressure drop? How was she treated? There are many variables here. See the obsteritician to check on the baby. ...Read more