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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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A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...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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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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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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How long will it take for a wheeze to dissapear after quitting smoking. I have asthma quit 2 months ago and still wheezing. Is this concerning?

How long will it take for a wheeze to dissapear after quitting smoking. I have asthma quit 2 months ago and still wheezing. Is this concerning?

Yes: You need to be evaluated, you can have asthma as well as bronchitis, quitting smoking is definitely a good start, but you need more, follow up with your doctor ...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?

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

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Shortness of breath off and on for the last 6 hrs, not sure if it's my asthma or it's heart related? I have an arrhythmia! Not much wheezing either

Shortness of breath off and on for the last 6 hrs, not sure if it's my asthma or it's heart related? I have an arrhythmia! Not much wheezing either

Heart: If you do not have previous history of asthma, it is not because of asthma. Also lack of wheezing makes it unlikely to be from asthma. So it is either heart related or due to anxiety. Either way you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sound similar to inspiratory wheezing but through my nose not lungs that's daily and all day long? Some snoring at nightNever had asthma or allergies

Sound similar to inspiratory wheezing but through my nose not lungs that's daily and all day long? Some snoring at nightNever had asthma or allergies

Allergies: People do not realize you can have inflammation of the nasal walls without knowing you have allergies or even have tumors called polyps. I would recommend having your doc look into the nose to see what the problem is. You may be sensitive to foods or chemicals you are being exposed to or even medications. ...Read more

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How do you know if it is allergies I have, or asthma? Throat feels tight but no wheezing. Started last week have some clear phlem.

How do you know if it is allergies I have, or asthma? Throat feels tight but no wheezing. Started last week have some clear phlem.

Allergies: If you can take an allergy pill over the counter like Allegra and the symptoms are relieved then most likely its allergies. If they do not then you may need to see your physician to evaluate further if its truly asthma or allegies causing post nasal drip giving you some clear phlegm when u cough. ...Read more

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16yr old girl I was told I had bronchitis and have have asthma but I have a painful long cough gasp for air, wheeze, mood swings. Do I have lung cancer?

16yr old girl I was told I had bronchitis and have have asthma but I have a painful long cough gasp for air, wheeze, mood swings. Do I have lung cancer?

Not likely: If your doctor told you that you have bronchitis ; asthma, s/he means you have bronchitis ; asthma and not cancer. What treatment did s/he provide to you? What follow up was suggested? Mood swings is an additional problem not associated with bronchitis. It may need care also, but you need to tell your physician you're experiencing this so that you receive it. ...Read more

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Had bronchitis or pneumonia for much of last 18 months. Cough up sputum everyday. Wheezing fatigue shortness of breath. COPD or late onset asthma?

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

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What foods commonly cause wheezing or asthma?

What foods commonly cause wheezing or asthma?

WHeat, egg, milk..: The most common food allergens in children are wheat, egg, milk, peanut and soy. Food allergies commonly cause eczema, hives, anaphylaxis. Foods are unusual triggers of asthma, although that can occur. Children with food allergies tend to have more severe asthma, but that doesn't mean the food allergies cause the asthma, more a reflection of their allergic tendencies. ...Read more

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What can constant wheezing be besides asthma?

Wheezing causes: Other causes of wheezing include: heart failure, foreign body in the lungs, lung sarcoid, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, aspiration and sometimes even vocal cord dysfunction. There are others and a pulmonologist or allergist is specially trained to diagnose these lung diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

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