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Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

Sneezing, nonproductive cough , slight expiratory wheeze, low fever?

How long: If it has been a few days you may have a viral infection, if longer i would be concerned about a bronchitis. See your doctor anyhow, especially because you are wheezing. ...Read more

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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I have had the flu for 5 days and am suffering with a cough now...And have respiratory wheezes and expiratory crackles...Do i need antibiotics?

I have had the flu for 5 days and am suffering with a cough now...And have respiratory wheezes and expiratory crackles...Do i need antibiotics?

Probably not: Most cases of flu are caused by viruses which are not affected by antibiotics. If you are having wheezing and have a history of asthma you might get some relief with an albuterol inhaler. There are many over the counter products available that can help with other symptoms. If symptoms are not improving by 7 days certainly see your doctor or sooner if they are still getting worse. ...Read more

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What is wheeze?

WHEEZING/SPASM: Wheezing is spasming of the lung structure, bronchi & alveoli. This may. Be a sign of asthma or bronchitis. You need an exam, labs, cxr and pulmonary function testing. ...Read more

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I only wheeze when I exhale ..Is that normal?

I only wheeze when I exhale ..Is that normal?

Yes and no: It is typical that wheezes are heard only with exhalation. It is not normal to wheeze. ...Read more

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Every time I exercise, I start to wheeze. What should I do?

Every time I exercise, I start to wheeze. What should I do?

Exercise-induced whe: Exercise-induced wheezing happens when airways shrink during or after exercise. In Exercise-induced wheezing, airways become dry and irritated, making it hard to breathe. Consider: •Proper warm-up before exercising •Wearing a mask when exercising in cold weather Avoid ? Cold weather ? Dry air ? Dust, ? Pollen ? Chemicals in the air at swimming pools See Physician for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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I noticed that I only wheeze when exhaling ..Is that normal?

Yes: Wheezing is not normal, but wheezing is by definition a noise made on exhaling only. It is caused by turbulence of airflow coming back out of narrow bronchial tubes. ...Read more

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I have a wheeze at the end of a complete exhale?? What causes this? I've had it for many years.

If you have: Asthma you might wheeze as you exhale. It is like a spasm of your breathing tree in your lungs, the airways .as they spasm they closed own and the space for the air to exit narrows and you hear the noise as the wheeze . If you take medicine to relax the spasm in the airway the space opens and the wheeze and noise goes away ...Read more