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Today started coughing now wheezing and my chest itches inside what could this mean?

Today started coughing now wheezing and my chest itches inside what could this mean?

Depends: If you have felt like this before and it passed in a few days with some rest and home care, try that again. If it is worse, see a doctor for exam and treatment. Wheezing can be serious - so can the other symptoms if they are out of the ordinary for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a wheezing in your chest when you sleep ?

What does it mean when you have a wheezing in your chest when you sleep ?

Wheezing: Wheezing at night is a serious symptom of asthma and you should be checked out. Could also be cardiac asthma, which is really congestive heart failure, but usually you would know that you have heart disease. ...Read more

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My boyfriend was laying down w/ my head on his chest and I could hear wheezing. What does it mean?

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

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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?

Infection or asthma: The first thing it means is that you should stop smoking. Your symptoms sound as if your lungs are in trouble possibly from asthma possibly from an infection and the smoking will only make things worse. You need to find a doctor and have him or her listen to your lungs because if you do have asthma and you leave it untreated it can be very serious. Once again, you should never smoke again. ...Read more

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Chest feels full of fluid, wheezy. What is it?

Chest feels full of fluid, wheezy. What is it?

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

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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?

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 more

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What can I take for a wheezing chest?

What can I take for a wheezing chest?

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 more

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What can cause vibrating / wheezing in chest?

Various causes: Narrowing of the airways can cause wheezing. The reason of this narrowing needs to be found. It could be asthma, allergies, foreign body in airway, etc. More history is needed and a good physical examination by a doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause a wheezy chest and a productive cough?

What could cause a wheezy chest and a productive cough?

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