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After asthma attack, how long does the wheezing continue?

After asthma attack, how long does the wheezing continue?

May persist for days: Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma and it will continue as long as there is narrowing of the small airways in the lungs. If the asthma is being treated appropriately and attacks treated aggressively, the wheezing should respond to medications in 1-2 days. For some, the wheezing can continue for days or even weeks depending on the trigger and response to treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

What would cause an inspiratory wheeze in an adult? I have no history of asthma or smoking.

Possible stridor..: If there is a high-pitched sound when you inhale, this could be stridor which is caused by a narrowing of the upper airway. You need to see a doctor asap; if you are short of breath, go to the er. If this is stridor, it could lead to upper airway obstruction, which can be life-threatening. Get to a doctor today for evaluation and treatment! ...Read more

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Wheezing&cough when i lay down..Cant breathe feels like an asthma..Usually last for 3 hours after i stand up..What could this be?

Wheezing&cough when i lay down..Cant breathe feels like an asthma..Usually last for 3 hours after i stand up..What could this be?

Let's see: Do you meant that you start to wheeze and cough only when you lie down, then this lasts up to 3 hrs after standing up? If so, this may be from acid reflux which often co-exists with asthma and makes asthma symptoms worse. See your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Last day of predensone for asthma flare and I'm still wheezing and coughing. Should I ask about being admitted for IV steriods?

Last day of predensone for asthma flare and I'm still wheezing and coughing. Should I ask about being admitted for IV steriods?

Asthma Flare: Sounds like you are asthma exacerbation has not improved despite the course of oral steroids. If you continue to have symptoms despite prednisone course and frequent albuterol doses then going to the ER is unfortunately the next best step. Talk with your asthma doctor if you are concerned and need more aggressive treatment. Feel better. ...Read more

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I don't take any meds for my asthma. I quit smoking 7 days ago but keep wheezing and then start coughing. After how long will this disappear?

I don't take any meds for my asthma. I quit smoking 7 days ago but keep wheezing and then start coughing. After how long will this disappear?

Time to use inhaler: Your asthma is worsened by your smoking, and the chronic coughing, wheezing is your lungs cilia trying to move the particles of mucus, and other debris out of your lungs from what you inhaled by smoking! So, you need to assist the lungs further, before you end up with bronchitis or something else. Call your PCP to assist. You are creating an inflammatory condition otherwise. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Yes: But you will need to consult your doctor to make sure that asthma is the cause since there are many other causes for shortness of breath. ...Read more

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Asthma flare up wheezing/cough yellow mucus, fatigue! how long can I wait to seek medical help! going on for about 4 days?

Asthma flare up wheezing/cough yellow mucus, fatigue! how long can I wait to seek medical help! going on for about 4 days?

Time to seek help: You may be able to continue in your weakened state for longer but why take chances. I'll assume you have done what you can with any meds you have on hand & not improved. If this is interfering with your life it's time to get in & get extra help. ...Read more

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Hi there i sound wheezing at night from last few weeks doc done test for asthma all normal , no cough, running 4-5 times a week so what could be?

Upper obstruction: Do you wheeze when breathing out or breathing in? If the latter, it would point to obstruction higher up instead of in the lungs. If you are overweight. Weight reduction may help a great deal. If not, see an allergist or ent. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Green
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