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What Does It Mean If You Have A Wheezy Chest
My boyfriend was laying down w/ my head on his chest and I could hear wheezing. What does it mean?
Possibilities...: There is a good saying in medicine that says "all that wheezes is not asthma". There is a long list of medical conditions that can cause wheezing including smoking, viral illness, airway obstruction by mucous or a foreign body, heart failure etc. If the problem continues i would encourage you to seek medical attention promptly. ...Read more
Hello I am 18 years old and I do smoke, what does it mean when I have phlegm in my throat, a tight chest, and I am wheezing. What should I do to help?
Many causes.: Asthma/copd/bronchitis may all cause wheezing. A simple thing as mucus can cause this as well. Also cardiac disease may cause lung problems and mimic asthma. Need to be evaluated by your md if symptoms are there. Basic def: turbulent airflow in the airway will cause a wheezy. Need to detemine cause of this. ...Read more
What could it mean if there is a wheeze on oonly one side of lung, which does not improve with ventolin, pf is completely normal, lung is also rattlin?
Needs evaluation: Do you have infection...Fever, cough...Sputum, what color? Blood count? Why are you on ventolin? Do you have asthma? You say that pulmonary functions (pf) are normal? Might need repeating pf? Are you a smoker? Are you taking other drugs...Bcp ? Need arterial blood gas, chest x-ray and/or ct scan ?Consult your doctor. Thank you. ...Read more
What does it mean when feel like your lung are cold n have wheezing and feeling cold and short of breath every once in a while after he coughs really?
Can't tell: Without an exam. Could be allergies. Could be asthma. Could be bronchitis or pneumonia. Could be a cold. Could be the flu.There are lots of conditions that can cause that feeling and your best recourse is a physical exam. Make an appointment with your doc. Breathing is fundamental. ...Read more
How do I get my child to break up a dry chest he is very wheezy and says it hurts to the point that he crys?
Reactive airway dis: Inhaled steroids + singular ( montelucast or ltd-4 antagonist) is the answer. It takes sometimes as much as two to three months to show the positive results; but it works. Also a short course of oral steroids should help too. See a pulmonologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Take a seat: Truly, there is nothing available over-the-counter for wheezing...And rightly so. Bronchodilators like albuterol are the medication that give your immediate relief of wheezing but overuse can lead to deadly outcomes. Your personal doctor is prepared to evaluate & treat wheezing. Sometimes your doctor will enlist the assistance of an allergist or pulmonologist. Please make an appointment to see one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection usually: Any infection that causes irritation to the respiratory system will cause a productive cough with sputum. It is your body responding to the infection. Unless you are running fevers or it has been going on for more than two weeks you can probably just wait it out for it to heal.If it has lasted more than two weeks then see your dr. Or if you are running fevers have shortness of breath or pain. ...Read more
My daughter is 11 months oldshe has had a bad chest and wheezing for the past 2-3 months. What should we 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 ?
I have had 4 previous mi's. At night exper. Chest heaviness but no pain? Some wheezing. Minor discomfort taking deep breaths. Is this another mi?
Unable to say: Heart attacks can cause many different symptoms. In any given person it is impossible to diagnose a problem without a true evaluation. Because of your history you should be under the care of a physician with experience in cardiovascular disease and should call with any new or unusual symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Doc/lung spec.: Wheezing, cough and chest pain may suggest bronchial asthma, chronic or acute bronchitis etc. Need to see doc for office spirometry and chest radiograph or see a lung specialist to make sure that you do not have bronchial asthma. Angina is less likely with cough and wheezing unless associated with congestive heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I breathed in and heard wheezing in my chest, but only once and it only lasted a couple seconds. Should I be worried?
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