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Dr. Duane Gels
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Wheezing (Definition)

Wheezing = sibilant rhonchi = whistling sound ...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

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?

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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Can you tell me what can I do when im wheezing?

Wheezing: See your pcp for pulmonary function testing and get the appropriate prescribed medical care. If wheezing is well controlled my medicines it should occur less than 2 times per week and cause P.M. Awakening less than twice per month. ...Read more

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Should I use an inhaler if I just noticed a wheeze?

Should I use an inhaler if I just noticed a wheeze?

YES: Inhalers work within minutes to dilate your bronchus and lasts 6-8 hours, they are short acting and the drug of choice. ...Read more

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About once a month, I get wheezing. Is that ok or bad?

Not normal: If you wheeze, it indicates restricted air flow through or to your lungs. Wanna breath? Please see a physician, since there is a chance it will get worse. Not being able to breathe is a terrible feeling. ...Read more

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I find myself wheezing when i exhale fast, what's going on?

Airway obstruction: Wheezing is the musical sound created when air is rushing through a narrowed airway. When wheezing occurs on expiration, this is a very common symptom of asthma or copd. This may be accompanied by cough, shortness of breath or chest tightness if it is asthma. Less common causes of wheezing that are serious are heart failure, foreign body or tumors in the airway. ...Read more

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Hi I have wheezing for a long time. I want a permanent solution to end this?

Meds, allergy shots: If you have asthma then you can be treated very well but we don't use the word "cure." there would not be a permanent solution but medicines and allergy shots do wonders. ...Read more

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My 14 day old can't keep down his formula and keeps coughing and wheezing... What do I do?

My 14 day old can't keep down his formula and keeps coughing and wheezing... What do I do?

Time to call the Dr.: A 2 week old baby is vulnerable to infections, and if he catches one, he needs to be examined by the doctor. If his doctor is not available now for advice, he should be seen at a children's emergency room or a regular emergency room. A wheezing and coughing newborn should not wait, but should be seen now. ...Read more

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I've been wheezing after going cycling in cold temperatures yesterday. What could be wrong?

Reactive airways: Some individuals have reactive airways to cold temperatures and develop bronchospam that causes wheezing. Talk to you doctor and get an inhaler to use 30 minutes before your outdoor routines. ...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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Have noticed a wheeze when i blow out tried flutifom hasnt worked do u think a change with puffer will fix which i dont know what it is?

Have noticed a wheeze when i blow out tried flutifom hasnt worked do u think a change with puffer will fix which i dont know what it is?

PFTs: You will need pulmonary function tests to ascertain your peak expiratory volumes and possible airway onstruction. Only then can apprpriate medication be advised. ...Read more

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I adopted a cat two weeks ago. My girlfriend has four cats and i never have problems. I've been wheezing a lot, but not when im at her house. ?

Reactive airways: And asthma depends on exposure. You do clean your cats and their kennel so you are more exposed to their urine, feces and their smell. It may not actually be the cat you have reactions to. In addition, cats are not all the same, their smell, their shedding, their danders are not all the same in inhalability either. Try to find out so you know what to watch out for. Good luck. ...Read more