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Any home remedy for wheezing and dry cough, my son 9year old frequently suffering, feeling bad of giving him antibiotic more...

Any home remedy for wheezing and dry cough, my son 9year old frequently suffering, feeling bad of giving him antibiotic more...

See an allergist: It looks like your child may be suffering from asthma related to respiratory infections, see an allergist to determine if he has allergies and treat the asthma properly, antibiotics will not address it. ...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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My 2yo has had a cold for 3 days. She has no fever but a plehgmy cough and slight wheeze. Should I be worried or continue home treatment?

My 2yo has had a cold for 3 days. She has no fever but a plehgmy cough and slight wheeze. Should I be worried or continue home treatment?

Better see her doctor: Not sure what kind of home treatment you are referring to, it seems your daughter has an upper respiratory infection, possibly viral, affecting her lower respiratory tract a as well. Most of the time it is a self limited condition, but may progress given the description you just gave, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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I am 5 weeks pregnant. I started having slight cough and wheezing. Is there any natural remedy for this. If I take any medicine will it affect my baby.?

I am 5 weeks pregnant. I started having slight cough and wheezing. Is there any natural remedy for this. If I take any medicine will it affect my baby.?

Asthma!: Congratulations on your pregnancy. The medicines that we often use for cold and flu symptoms during pregnancy are considered safe, in general. I would hesitate treating this over-the-counter or with home remedies until you have seen a doctor.

A cold, cough, and wheezing might be an indication of asthma, bronchitis, or pneumonia. This can be worse during pregnancy. Call you doctor to be seen! ...Read more

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Sob. Wheeze. Throat mucus. Difficulty swallowing. Wake up tired stuffy. Sinus problems. Cough up mucus. Could this be silent reflux? Natural treatment

Possibilities....: Your breathing difficulties are likely due to bronchospasm. The bronchospasm could be due to post-nasal drip (or other sinus problems) and/or reflux. Bronchodilator and steroid inhalers can treat the bronchospasm and there are treatments for the sinuses and reflux so see your doctor asap. Smoking cessation will help improve your breathing as well. If your breathing worsens, go to the er. ...Read more

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6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. The fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago. As a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?

6 months babu with persistent cough, nasal congestion and wheezing. The fever (102°f) went away 3 days ago. As a treatment only sodium chloride inhal?

Bronchiolitis: At this age the airways are so small that a little swelling causes the obstruction with wheezing rather than bronchospasm as in asthma. RSV is often the cause. I know it's hard to watch your baby get sick like this but should make a full recovery. ...Read more

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Unable to sleep at night due to cough and wheezing. Any home remedies?

Unable to sleep at night due to cough and wheezing. Any home remedies?

Mgt: I would suggest a virtual inbox consultation.
Your asthma and respiratory plan can include review of nasal saline, Albuterol use. Propping up pillows to elevate your head may help to decrease post nasal drip. ...Read more

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I am experiencing wheezing, rattling in lungs, coughing up brown and bloody mucous. What is best OTC treatment?

I am experiencing wheezing, rattling in lungs, coughing up brown and bloody mucous. What is best OTC treatment?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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We are on vacation & forgot the neb at home. My 5 y/o w/ tight cough, wheezing. Norm do neb Rx. Can he take one puff of my albuterol inhaler?

We are on vacation & forgot the neb at home. My 5 y/o w/ tight cough, wheezing. Norm do neb Rx. Can he take one puff of my albuterol inhaler?

Should be OK, even...: According to the official recommendations, children 5 years and older can have 2 puffs of an Albuterol Inhaler every 4-6 hours as needed. I like your idea of one puff, but if he does not respond well to one puff you can give him a second puff.
See http://www. Drugs. Com/dosage/albuterol. Html#Usual_Pediatric_Dose_for_Asthma___Acute ...Read more

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Did CT chest w/contrast. Radiologist said every looks good w/my lungs. So why am I still coughing, wheezing, and short of breath? No treatment working

Did CT chest w/contrast. Radiologist said every looks good w/my lungs. So why am I still coughing, wheezing, and short of breath? No treatment working

Wheezing: Hi JGold, you can still have symptoms with normal imaging. Diseases that fit this are asthma, reflux, atopy, laryngeal dysfunction and bronchspasm. Reflux requires diet changes and medication. Asthma and atopy have very good guidelines for medication and allergy control. Bronchospasm is usually set off by fumes, smoke, allergies, etc. Laryngeal dysfunction can be easily diagnosed. Hope that helps ...Read more

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Is it possible to have bronchitis without wheezing and dry cough. Started out wed night, nausea, tight throat. Then sore throat and dizziness. Threw up left work went home, chills that night, next morning, whole body aches, epecially head, chest, hard

Is it possible to have bronchitis without wheezing and dry cough. Started out wed night, nausea, tight throat. Then sore throat and dizziness. Threw up left work went home, chills that night, next morning, whole body aches, epecially head, chest, hard

Yes,: Yes, you can have bronchitis without wheezing. Bronchitis means that the "bronchioles", the smaller tubes in your lungs, are inflammed. That occurs with viral or bacterial conditions. If your symptoms are worsening, or if you have fever, worsening cough, or any shortness of breath, you will have to be seen again immediately for a re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I don't have asthma, I recently started to wheeze, and have a slight coff, what home remedy can remove it?

I don't have asthma, I recently started to wheeze, and have a slight coff, what home remedy can remove it?

Mgt: If you have a high pitched respiratory sound and dry cough, you most likely will need Albuterol inhaled treatments. This is a medication which can be prescribed by healthtap virtual consult or by your physician after a consultation. ...Read more

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Day spent outside. 2 yr old got congested and wheezing. Brought home to give breath. Treatment. O2 was [email protected]:30pm Now reading 90. With low fever?

Day spent outside. 2 yr old got congested and wheezing. Brought home to give breath. Treatment. O2 was 94@11:30pm Now reading 90. With low fever?

Mgt: I would recommend giving him another breathing treatment as prescribed. In addition, washing his eyes, nasal passages and hair, will help to reduce his exposure from outdoor allergens such as pollen. If his O2 saturation does not stay above 92 and if he does not seem comfortable, please take him to the local ED. ...Read more

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Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Contracted a cold while traveling in Europe. I have asthma. Been using my inhaler and home breathing treatment but still feel a lot of wheezing/strain?

Need an evaluation: You can have different infections from different locations of the globe. It would be wise to see your physician. There are certain illnesses in Europe they're not present here yet. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what can it mean if you wheeze when you cough?

Wheezing: Wheezing is a result of constriction of the airways in your lungs caused by contractions/spasms of the muscles around those airways. It can also result from increased secretions within those airways leading to partial obstructions and difficulty of air passage through them. ...Read more

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I've had an audible wheeze and cough for two weeks. I don' t feel ill but my husband is concerned. Any advice?

I've had an audible wheeze and cough for two weeks. I don' t feel ill but my husband is concerned. Any advice?

See a doctor: It could be due to any number of reasons bronchitis, allergy, reactive airway, asthma, etc. The important thing is to see a primary care physician asap. ...Read more

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Had a cough for weeks now with wheezing what should I do?

Had a cough for weeks now with wheezing what should I do?

Cough/wheezing: Indicates a need for you to see your doctor. He/she will diagnose what is going on which can be several things, e.g., a cold, an allergy, asthma, etc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Everytime I laugh, I wheeze and cough. What is wrong with me?

Asthma: Cough and wheeze with laughter can be a form of exercise induced asthma. I wonder if you also have problems with exercise? If so an inhaler can be prescribed which can be used either to relieve symptoms or before activity which may induce symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a wheezing cough?

How can I get rid of a wheezing cough?

Potential allergen: A wheezing or a tight cough is an indication of bronchoconstriction. This could be from an allergen, or from underlying asthma. These symptoms should be brought to the attention of your doctor. You can also be tuned to potential allergens, animal dander, hay, cleaning products, etc. ...Read more

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Can Barrett's esophagus cause wheezing and a cough?

Can Barrett's esophagus cause wheezing and a cough?

Indirectly......: Barrett's esophagus is an injury to the esophagus that happens when there is gastroesophageal reflux present. And, GERD can cause wheezing and cough. If the GERD is treated, the cough and wheezing due to the GERD will go away and Barrett's esophagus will be avoided so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment of GERD! ...Read more

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Wheezing when I cough and chest pain. What could this be?

Wheezing when I cough and chest pain. What could this be?

See Doc/lung spec.: Wheezing, cough and chest pain may suggest bronchial asthma, chronic or acute bronchitis etc. Need to see doc for office spirometry and chest radiograph or see a lung specialist to make sure that you do not have bronchial asthma. Angina is less likely with cough and wheezing unless associated with congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What method is there to get rid of this cough and wheezing?

Cough and wheezing: First, find out the underlying cause for this problem. If your pcp has no answers, see an allergy asthma and immunology specialist. ...Read more

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I have cough and wheezing sound and green sputum too what could it to be?

I have cough and wheezing sound and green sputum too what could it to be?

Yes: The diagnosis of bronchitis is made by a physician, from a thorough history and physical. It is generally a self-limiting inflammation of the airways in the lung due to an upper respiratory infection. In general, it includes a cough that last at least 5 days and is associated with sputum production. Wheezing may also be a symptoms. Pneumonia can develop from bronchitis. ...Read more

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I have a wheezing cough, headache and my muscles are sore.

I have a wheezing cough, headache and my muscles are sore.

Influenza: What described sounds like may have the flu. You should see your doctor as if the flu, you should get a prescription for Tamiflu within the first 2days and certainly no longer than the 1st 3days for the medication to work. Other than this, take plenty of fluids, cough syrup and 2 parts honey to one part fresh lemon juice and just sip it, and Tylenol or gelcap form of Aleve for aches, pain, fever. ...Read more

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When you cough every day and have a distinct wheeze and bronchial secretions, what medications should you take?

When you cough every day and have a distinct wheeze and bronchial secretions, what medications should you take?

Persistant asthma: Guidelines say start w/ low dose inhaled steroid and as needed rescue inhaler (albuterol). Combo inhaler (advair symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) dulera) might be overkill, but could start w them and ease back when better. Singular less attractive unless allergy a problem too. Should get PFT to assess lung function, and follow up to check progress. Allergy testing for root causes. ...Read more

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I have had a bad dry violent cough for about 6-8 weeks now. What can cause this? Haven't been wheezing it just sort of started 7 wks ago

I have had a bad dry violent cough for about 6-8 weeks now. What can cause this? Haven't been wheezing it just sort of started 7 wks ago

Pertussis?: See your doctor. If you are not on a medicine that causes cough, and you don't have seasonal allergies, asthma or lung disease, a cough lasting longer than 8 weeks is likely to represent Pertussis (whooping cough). There is no treatment for pertussis unless caught in the first couple days, but there is an effective vaccination to prevent the next episode. Some things help symptoms. ...Read more

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Yes I had woke up this morning and have had a bad wheezing all day long and seem to be crueiy when I cough, I have never smoked but recently was told?

Question incomlete?: You have bad wheezing and you never smoked and you were told something recently
you definitely need to see your doctor, you may have COPD or a respiratory infection causing your symptoms. You need pulmonary function test and/or chest xray if indicated and properly treated with inhaled steroids and bronchodilaters. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Having a wheezing cough once every few months. As in 2 coughs and a wheeze and its gone. What can be the cause of this? I feel great and don't have all

Having a wheezing cough once every few months. As in 2 coughs and a wheeze and its gone. What can be the cause of this? I feel great and don't have all

Infrequent cough: This could be a mild case of allergies or mild case of asthma. If allergies are in your family then this would be more likely. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

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