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I can't stop wheezing and coughing. Could I have developed asthma?

I can't stop wheezing and coughing. Could I have developed asthma?

Yes: Persistent wheezing may be a sign of asthma, which should not be ignored especially during pregnancy as it can deleterious effects both on the fetus and mom. Read more

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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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I used bleach and toilet cleaner together and now my chest feels heavy & I can't stop wheezing or coughing? Will I be okay? What should I do?

I used bleach and toilet cleaner together and now my chest feels heavy & I can't stop wheezing or coughing? Will I be okay? What should I do?

You have chemical: Inhalation toxicity. Please go to the nearest ER to be treated appropriately. In the future the use of a respirator mask is a must. Get well. Read more

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How can I stop persistent productive cough and wheezing? I have been suffering since 8 days.

How can I stop persistent productive cough and wheezing? I have been suffering since 8 days.

Depends...: Smokers, Asthmatics.......have to be treated differently. Without those hx or occupational exposure to dust/fumes....you should take a course of antibiotic like Augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) Guafenasin, Antihistamin...like Loratadine, Inhaler.....albuterol inhaler 2 puffs 3-4 times a day as needed. Change your tooth brush today. Drink some orange juice (Vit C), chicken noodle soup.......... will be better in 24hrs Read more

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I'm battling cough and colds his week. Why do I make whimpering and wheezing sounds when I sleep? How do I stop?

I'm battling cough and colds his week. Why do I make whimpering and wheezing sounds when I sleep? How do I stop?

Bronchitis, asthma?: Do you smoke? This could be from asthmatic bronchitis most likely affected from cold symptoms please see your primary care provider if the wheezing or noisy breathing persist after four to five days of cold symptoms. This could be sign of sleep apnea please talk to your primary care provider regarding this. Read more

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My husband has this cough and chest tightness that is getting worse. Cant cough anything up but no wheezing. Any suggestions?

My husband has this cough and chest tightness that is getting worse. Cant cough anything up but no wheezing. Any suggestions?

Needs evaluation.: His symptoms could be due to a primary lung problem, heart failure, pleurisy, allergic problem or other. It merits a thorough medical evaluation. 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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Bad cough, metallic taste, wheezing and mucus. Happens only at night. Lasts 5-10 minutes then stops. Inhaler doesn't help. What could be the problem?

Bad cough, metallic taste, wheezing and mucus. Happens only at night. Lasts 5-10 minutes then stops. Inhaler doesn't help. What could be the problem?

Sinusitis: Draining sinuses are a frequent cause of cough, worse at night when lying down. You may have an allergic sinusitis and could benefit from several treatments including nasal sprays. Read more

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When I go for a jog my heart beats way too fast and I get out of breath. No wheeze or cough & once I stop I'm ok. Part of my anxiety?

When I go for a jog my heart beats way too fast and I get out of breath. No wheeze or cough & once I stop I'm ok. Part of my anxiety?

Play it safe: Exercise causes a release of Lactic Acid which can cause your heart to race if you have panic disorder. About one third of panic patients respond to exercise in this way. I would still recommend a visit to a cardiologist to make sure the problem is not cardiac in origin. Read more

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

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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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

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What should I do if I have a cough and wheezing? I don't have asthma!

What should I do if I have a cough and wheezing? I don't have asthma!

Are you sure: Wheezing is evidence of reactive airways and/or inflammation. Some may have reactivity during respiratory illnesses and therefore would not carry the label of asthma. If more chronic, some degree of asthma may be the appropriate designation.

More important is to be evaluated to see if an acute or chronic medication can help your symptoms. Read more

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

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

Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

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