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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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Does the beginning symptoms of acute bronchitis include burning dry cough and intermittent wheezing?

Does the beginning symptoms of acute bronchitis include burning dry cough and intermittent wheezing?

Yes: Those can be the beginning of bronchitis or any upper respiratory infection. This is almost always viral and takes 5-10 days to clear. If you run a fever and/or are short of breath see your doctor. Otherwise rest, fluids, DayQuil/NyQuil and time! ...Read more

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I'm experiencing intermittent sharp pains in my left upper chest when i jog. Not wheezing. Could this be from my heart? 44 yo healthy female

Sharp pain: Sharp pains are less likely heart related especially if brief. Although, association with jogging sounds "worrisome", there are other reasons for chest pain other than cardiac. Musculoskeletal issues are the first to consider. However, if you are known to have risk factors for heart issues not related here, you will need to discuss those with your doc. ...Read more

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I have wheezing problem?

I have wheezing problem?

Not normal: Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma as well as other serious lung conditions. It signifies a narrowing to the airway passage. It's important that this is evaluated so appropriate treatment can be provided. ...Read more

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How can I get wheezing to go away?

Cause?: You need to work with your doctor to figure out the cause. The doctor can help then with addressing the underlying problem. It may require medication, intervention, other lifestyle modification. Seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Why am i wheezing when lying down only?

Wheezing: Wheezing is caused by airway constriction or reactivity and creates a high pitched musical sound during expiration and sometimes during inspiration. This noise in one position may indicate an anatomical change in the configuration of the airway. If your nasal passages are congested, post nasal drip may trigger cough when lying down. Please follow up with your physician. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my wheezing go away?

How fast can I make my wheezing go away?

Couple of minutes: Albuterol should start working in seconds and give virtually complete relief in 10 minutes. When it doesn't i expect my patients to promptly contact me. ...Read more

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What can I do to help my baby stop wheezing?

What can I do to help my baby stop wheezing?

Suction nose: Wheezing is a form of noisy breathing that medical experts usually associate with lower respiratory disease. Sometimes the term is casually used by parents and child observers to characterize loud or noisy breathing. If a baby does have noisy breathing first try suctioning the nose to see if there is improvement. If not, contact your pediatrician to describe and discuss your baby's symptoms. ...Read more

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